On Monday April 12, the Washington State Senate took a few minutes away from cutting the University of Washington’s budget to honor UW CSE and mathematics senior Will Johnson for his extraordinary performance in this year’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.
Congratulations, once again, to Will, to the other UW Putnam competitors, and to the team coaches, UW Mathematics professors Ioana Dumitriu and Julia Pevtsova.
And many thanks to Senators Rosemary McAuliffe, Ed Murray, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Margarita Prentice, Joe McDermott, Adam Kline, Randy Gordon, Tracey Eide, Karen Keiser, Dale Brandland, Bob Morton, Randi Becker, and Ken Jacobsen for sponsoring Senate Resolution 8725 honoring Will.
Read the resolution here.
(Will has been recognized many times recently, both for his Putnam achievement and for being named the University of Washington Junior Medalist. All have been chronicled on these pages, using the same photo. Will’s mom probably wishes he’d worn a fancier t-shirt for his mug shot when he became a Computer Science major …)