Zeno Contest

The Zeno Contest is a critical thinking contest sponsored by the Religion and Philosophy Department every year in the first part of the spring semester. Students are given a logical puzzle and are invited to submit their solutions to it in a brief (1-3 page) paper. A panel of faculty judges all entries on the basis of the clarity and rigor of their analysis. Successful papers should explain as clearly as possible the reasoning that generates the puzzle and its resolution. A modest cash prize and an extravagant trophy are awarded to the student with the best solution to the puzzle.

The Zeno Contest 2022
Award recipient: Noah Lucien

The Zeno Contest 2021
Award recipient: Dominic Rosso

The Zeno Contest 2020
Award recipient: Aubrey Frabutt

The Zeno Contest 2019
No award

The Zeno Contest 2018
Award recipient: Jared Mercadante

The Zeno Contest 2017
No award

The Zeno Contest 2016
Award recipient: Kelly Makowske

The Zeno Contest 2015
Award recipients: Laura Moats and Brian Whitt

The Zeno Contest 2014
Award recipient: Jaymes Inman

The Zeno Contest 2013
Award recipient: Tyler Grossheim

The Zeno Contest 2012
Award recipient: Edward Hrinya