Background

The MIT Integration Bee is a yearly tradition during MIT's Independent Activities Period every January run by MIT Math graduate students. The Bee is open to all MIT students, although most who participate are undergraduates.

Competition Format (as of 2018)

The top 16 students from the qualifier test take part in the bee. The qualifier test consists of 20 questions; see previous years' tests below for example. It can be taken during any 20-minute period between 4 and 6pm on Tuesday, January 23rd. The first round of the bee is a "regular season" with four students competing to solve each integral. Based on regular season performance, 8 students advance to a seeded single-elimination playoff bracket. In the playoffs, pairs of students go head-to-head to determine the Grand Integrator!

2018 Results

The 38th Annual Integration Bee took place on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. Eight students advanced to the playoff bracket:

2018 Integation Bee Bracket

The top four students in 2018 were (pictured below with their prizes):

  1. Ashwin Sah (Grand Integrator)
  2. Saranesh Prembabu
  3. Sujay Kazi
  4. Yang Liu
2017 Integation Bee Finalists

From left to right: Ashwin Sah, Saranesh Prembabu, Sujay Kazi, Yang Liu.

2018 Qualifiers

The following students qualified for the 2018 bee (in alphabetical order):

2017 Results

The 37th Annual Integration Bee took place on Thursday, January 26th, 2017. Eight students advanced to the playoff bracket:

2017 Integation Bee Bracket

The top four students in 2017 were (pictured below with their prizes):

  1. Jack Spilecki (Grand Integrator)
  2. Saranesh Prembabu
  3. Kevin Sun
  4. Alexander Clifton
2017 Integation Bee Finalists

From left to right: Alexander Clifton, Kevin Sun, Saranesh Prembabu, Jack Spilecki.

2017 Qualifiers

The following students qualified for the 2017 bee (in alphabetical order):

2016 Results

The 36th Annual Integration Bee took place on Thursday, January 19th, 2016. Eight students advanced to the playoff bracket:

2016 Integation Bee Bracket

The top four students in 2016 were (pictured below with their prizes):

  1. Saranesh Prembabu (Grand Integrator)
  2. Nicholas Klugman
  3. Yang Liu
  4. Mike Winer
2016 Integation Bee Finalists

From left to right: Yang Liu, Mike Winer, Saranesh Prembabu, Nicholas Klugman.

2016 Qualifiers

The following students qualified for the 2016 bee (in alphabetical order):

Previous Years' Qualifier Tests

Check these out to get a feeling for the difficulty of the Bee's integrals, and maybe to practice. All qualifiers were 20 minute tests.