Class of '12 graduates
Today's commencement ceremonies honored 9 students
graduating in department-related majors.
In computer science were Riley Capshaw, Becca Emrick, John
Nelson Huffman, Alex Koeppel, and Jack Sudyka.
In mathematics were Hannah Flatau, Luke Kressin, and Casey Wynn.
And Ross Crocker completed a customized
interdisciplinary major in applied mathematics.
We congratulate our newest alumni and wish them well!
12 May 2012
Student awards presented
At Honors Day today, the college presented our
Hannah Flatau and Luke Kressin received the
Hogan Mathematics Award;
Casey Wynn received the Parker
Undergraduate Mathematics Research Award;
Alex Koeppel received the
Eslinger Computer Science Award;
and Quan Nguyen received the
McHenry-Lane Freshman Mathematics Award.
Departmental distinction went to
Ross Crocker, Rebecca Emrick, Hannah Flatau, Alex Koeppel, Luke
Kressin, Jack Sudyka, and Casey Wynn.
Congratulations to all recipients!
26 Apr 2012
Students return from HRS conference
At the 35th annual Hendrix-Rhodes-Sewanee Undergraduate Symposium,
held April 19–20, at Rhodes College, five Hendrix students
- Alex Koeppel: A System for the Identification of Speed Limit
- Kaleigh Clary: A Comparison of Self-Organizing Map and Growing
Neural Gas Network Performance in the Context of Handwriting
- Hannah Flatau: The Mathematics of the Mind: Gödelian
Incompleteness and a priori Physicalism
- Luke Kressin: The Properties of Border Strips on Ferrers
- Casey Wynn: Hypercyclic Operators in Hilbert Spaces
One other student, Dr. Burch, Dr. Camfield, and Dr. Campbell also attended.
20 Apr 2012
Seniors present projects April 1&2
Eleven seniors will present their senior projects Monday
and Tuesday, starting at 3:10 today and 2:40 tomorrow in MCRey 315.
The students include five computer science majors, three
mathematics majors, and one completing an individualized
major in applied mathematics.
Full schedule. 2 Apr 2012
Twelve students travel to computer science conference
This weekend, seventh Hendrix students went to CCSC:MS, a regional
computer science conference held this year at Harding University in
Searcy, Arkansas. The students attended the conference, presented
some of their own research papers, and competed in a programming
contest. The student research papers were by
Becca Emrick, Jack Sudyka, and Kyle Wilshusen,
constituting three of the four student papers.
The programming teams placed 3rd and 10th among the 14 teams competing;
the third-place team included Riley Capshaw, Grace Dubiskas, and
Additionally, Dr. Ferrer was the tutorials chair and
chaired a panel, while Dr. Burch was
the Nifty Assignments chair and presented
a nifty assignment and tutorial session.
2 Apr 2012
Student awarded Goldwater honorable mention
Mathematics junior Calvin Cochran was awarded honorable
mention in the Goldwater Scholarship competition.
The scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the
fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering;
it is an honor simply to be nominated as one of the top four
students from Hendrix.
The other three nominees from Hendrix included one who won a
scholarship and a second student who won honorable mention.
Of the 1,123 nominees
selected by schools, 282 were awarded scholarships and 190 were awarded
honorable mentions. 2 Apr 2012
Team places first at state mathematics contest
On February 25, Hendrix hosted the Arkansas Undergraduate Mathematics
Eleven teams competed, representing six colleges from around Arkansas.
For the seventh consecutive year, a team from Hendrix won first place.
This year's first-place team included Vivian Dong, Giang Le,
Quan Nguyen, and Xuanhua Wang.
Another Hendrix team (Gary DeClerk, Hannah Flatau, Dallas Tompkins) placed sixth,
and a third team (Samuel Boren, Riley Capshaw, John Huffman) placed tenth.
20 Mar 2012
Burch awarded Odyssey grant for summer program
Hendrix's Odyssey program awarded Dr. Burch a grant to
offer a three-week session this summer in which eight students
will design and develop a complete open-source software project.
educational game for teaching children (grades 4–8) about
designing the circuits that form the foundation of computers.
The primary goal is for participants to get a hands-on
experience with professional software development.
Details about the program, including applications,
will be announced in late February.
15 Nov 2011
Programming team places fourth at ACM contest
Two Hendrix teams traveled across town to UCA
for the Mid-Central USA Regional ACM Programming Contest on
November 5, a five-state contest involving over 140 teams.
The team of Alex Koeppel, Benjamin Smith, and Jack Sudyka
earned fourth place in Arkansas and 17th in the overall region;
they solved five of the eight problems.
Another team of Riley Capshaw, Kaleigh Clary, and Grace Dubiskas
solved three problems, earning them 10th in Arkansas and 72nd overall.
This performance continues Hendrix's consistently strong
performance: We rank seventh in average ranking over the previous
five years, outflanked only by five large universities -
University of Illinois (in Urbana-Champaign),
University of Chicago,
Illinois State University,
Illinois Institute of Technology,
and the University of Kentucky.
5 Nov 2011
Mathematics alum presents
Carol Schumacher, an alum of Hendrix's mathematics program
and a mathematics professor at Kenyon College in Ohio,
will present a talk entitled
Books of Sand in MCRey 315
at 3:10pm on Friday, October 28. Her abstract:
'The book of
Sand' in Argentinian writer Jorge Lui Borges' wonderful short
story is an infinite book. The story gives us some clues as to
the nature of the book but also leaves many questions for us to
ponder. In this talk, Carol Schumacher will discuss several
possible interpretations and use mathematics to help us learn
more about those fantastical 'books of sand.'
19 Oct 2011
Computer science LinkedIn group launches
We've established the
Science @ Hendrix College group through LinkedIn.com. All
alumni and students who work in computing-focused industries
or who took several courses in Hendrix's computer science program are
welcome to join. We hope that this turns into an opportunity for
students and alumni to network with other, and to publicize
computing job openings that might be of interest to job-seekers.
16 Sep 2011
PME kicks off year with Game Night
Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, kicks off its
year of activities this evening with a night featuring pizza and
board games. The event is in Mills Library from 6pm to 9pm.
All students with even a vague interest in mathematics are invited!
16 Sep 2011