Recipients of the RIF Prize

The RIF Prizes are cash prizes awarded to the top three HMC students on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. In exceptional years, more awards may be made. The amounts can vary from year to year, depending on the endowment and the performance of the top students. For instance, landing the Top 100 nationwide has generally been recognized with a RIF Prize.

For more information on the history of the RIF prizes (as well as The RIF Scholarship, see Aaron Archer's description.

2012–2013
Sorathan (Tum) Chaturapruek
Peter Fedak
Tonjia Shi

Sorathan (Tum) Chaturapruek placed fourteenth nationally.

2011–2012
Craig Burkhart
Peter Fedak
Jenny Iglesias
Palmer Mebane
Kevin O'Neill
Aaron Pribadi

Palmer Mebane placed thirteenth nationally.

2010–2011
Craig Burkhardt
Palmer Mebane
Jackson Newhouse
2009–2010
Palmer Mebane
Jackson Newhouse
Theodore Spaide
2008–2009
Palmer Mebane
Peter Fedak
Jenny Iglesias

Palmer Mebane placed twelfth nationally and received a check from the Putnam Foundation.

2007–2008
Greg Minton
Theodore Spaide
Brian Rice
2006–2007
Brian Rice
Theodore Spaide
Jonathan Azose
2005–2006
Tyler Seacrest
Brian Rice
2004–2005
Eric Malm
Jason Murcko
Brian Rice
2003–2004
David Gaebler
Andrew Niedermaier
Jason Murcko
Jeff Hellrung

Gaelber, Niedermaier, and Murcko also received checks from the Putnam Foundation for their nationwide fifth place team finish!

2002–2003
Jeremy Rouse
Micah Smukler
Andrew Niedermaier
Stephen Haas
Andrew Iannaccone
2001–2002
Stephen Haas
Micah Smukler
Joshua Greene
2000–2001
Stephen Haas
Karl Mahlburg
David Gaebler
Ari Nieh
Joshua Greene
Micah Smukler
Mark Dean
1999–2000
Adam Bliss
Stephen Haas
Yinan Song
1998–1999
Ranjithkumar Rajagopalan
David Rudel
Yinan Song