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
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.
28 Mar 2007
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
Student paper accepted for publication
A paper by Alex Cameron '06 on counting ring homomorphisms
(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.
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.
Faculty position announced
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.
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.