This weekend’s lead editorial in the Seattle Times celebrates UW CSE and Mathematics senior Will Johnson’s remarkable accomplishment in being named a Putnam Fellow, for finishing among the top 5 of 4,036 competitors in this year’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.
“William Johnson, a University of Washington mathematics and computer science major, is the pride of the university, his hometown Kenmore, and Inglemoor High School. He is the absolute, undisguised envy of a lot of very smart people around the globe.
“Johnson will be known forever and all time as a Putnam Fellow, a winner of The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, hosted every December by The Mathematical Association of America.
“This is an extraordinary achievement with the capacity to delight the rest of us …”
Once again, hearty congratulations to Will!