The departments of teams finishing in the top 5 also get cash awards; we've done well on this count in the past, and those awards have been used to support math activities for undergraduates.Regular meetings will be on Mondays from 6- in 380Y.
Do you and your students need a boost to get ready for TAKS and optimize student performance? In working with high school students, we often find that they have a considerable amount of knowledge about algebra and geometry, and they also know a lot of the strategies for working through problems.
(Keep in mind that the particpants are self-selected from among the best in the continent.) The introductory meeting for the seminar will be at 6PM on Monday, September 23 in Room 380 Y (Basement) of the Math Building. If you're interested in signing up for the Putnam, but cannot make it to the meeting, please email me.
The Putnam competition will be on Saturday, December 7. In addition to the prestige of doing well on the text, there are also cash awards for students finishing in the top 25.