2006-07 News

Seniors graduate

Congratulations to those students graduating at today's commencement! The graduating class of 2007 included four mathematics majors and six computer science majors, including one student majoring in both. 12 May 2007

Department awards announced

The department awards were announced at the Honors Day Convocation (27 Apr 2007). The Hogan Mathematics Award went to Thomas Przybylinski; the Parker Mathematics Research Award went to Jeremy Crosmer; the Eslinger Computer Science Award went to Ian Hill; and the McHenry-Lane Calculus Award went to Holly Hargrove, Laura Owen, and Minxi Weng. Congratulations! 27 Apr 2007

Barel promoted

Congratulations to Dr. Ze'ev Barel, who has been promoted to the rank of Professor (from his former rank of Associate Professor). 26 Apr 2007

Students present research at conferences

Four Hendrix seniors — Ian Hill (CS), Jared Keahey (CS), Russel Reed (CS), and Tony Schraml (Math) — presented at the 30th annual Hendrix-Rhodes-Sewanee Undergraduate Symposium, held this year at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, April 20 to 21, 2007. Three additional students, as well as Professors Collins and Burch, also attended the conference.

Three Hendrix students — Kyaw Soe Han, Ian Hill, and Eric Robbins — presented computer science research projects at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, held at Dominican University of California, April 12 to 14, 2007. 21 Apr 2007

Senior presentation schedule announced

The mathematics and computer science seniors will present their talks on April 3 and 4 in MCRey 317. Full schedule. 28 Mar 2007

Putnam contest

The Putnam Exam is a prestigious mathematical contest held annually since 1938. In the December 2, 2006, contest, senior Jeremy Crosmer earned the highest score in the Oklahoma-Arkansas section. Overall, Hendrix won 90th place among all U.S. and Canada teams. 26 Mar 2007

Student paper accepted for publication

A paper by Alex Cameron '06 on counting ring homomorphisms from Zm[λ] to Zn[λ] (where λ² + 2 = 0) has been accepted for publication in the Pi Mu Epsilon journal, a national journal for undergraduate research. Cameron's paper is based on his senior thesis at Hendrix. 7 Mar 2007

Mathematics team wins Arkansas contest

Hendrix won first place at the 2007 Arkansas Undergraduate Mathematics Competition. Representing Hendrix were students Thomas Przybylinski and Henry Phillips.

Programming teams compete in Acxiom contest

Hendrix College sent two teams to compete in the Acxiom Collegiate Programming Contest on February 27, 2007. The teams placed 3rd and 7th among the 16 teams competing. More information. 27 Feb 2007

Cha accepts job

Byungchul Cha, who is completing his three-year mathematics faculty position, has graduated into a tenure-track position at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Congratulations!

Ferrer receives space grant

Dr. Gabriel Ferrer is a co-principal investigator for the project, "Development of Algorithms for Cooperating Multi-Robotic Systems," which received a $15,000 grant from the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, which is affiliated with NASA. Dr. Ferrer and a student will work over a summer studying the application of software engineering concepts to the robotic systems.

Computer science speaker series: 2006-07

Hendrix is hosting a computer science lecture on Tuesday, November 7, entitled On Static and Dynamic Partitioning Behavior of Large-Scale Networks, by Derek Leonard, Texas A&M University (and Hendrix '02 alum).

Programming teams compete in ACM contest

Hendrix College sent two teams to compete in the Mid-Central Regional ACM Programming Contest on November 4, 2006. The teams placed 4th and 11th among the 124 teams competing. More information.

Faculty position announced

Hendrix College invites applications for a three-year assistant professor position in mathematics beginning in August 2007. A Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences is required. Responsibilities include teaching courses at all levels of the curriculum and directing undergraduate research. More information...

Computers updated over summer

In Summer 2006, all of the Linux computers in the Advanced Computing Lab (MCRey 316) were replaced, and the department's wireless network was expanded to cover the third floor. The new Linux Network page describes these and other changes to the department network.