Class of '14 graduates
Today's commencement ceremonies honored 15 students
graduating in department majors.
In computer science were
Theogene Bucuti, Julie Britton, Kaleigh Clary, Jonathan Hinson,
Justin John, Thierry Kimenyi, Lacey Laborde, Brandon McNew,
and Megan Yociss.
In mathematics were Lauren Beck, Innocent Bushayija, Calvin
Jeremiah Bill, Kaleigh Clary, Matt Larson, J.B. Parker,
Lambert Rugamba, and Grace Trees.
We congratulate our newest alumni and wish them well!
17 May 2014
Student awards presented
At Honors Day today, the college presented our
Kaleigh Clary and Grace Trees received the
Hogan Mathematics Award;
Gary DeClerk received the Parker
Undergraduate Mathematics Research Award;
Brandon McNew received the Eslinger
Computer Science Award;
and Olivier Kwizera received the
McHenry-Lane Freshman Mathematics Award.
Departmental distinction went to
Lacey Laborde, and
Brandon McNew for their work in computer science
and to Jeremiah Bill, Kaleigh Clary, and
Grace Trees for their work in mathematics.
Congratulations to all recipients!
1 May 2014
Students return from 2014 HRS+ Symposium
On April 4–5, four students traveled to Rhodes along
with Dr. Campbell and Prof. Seme to attend
the 37th annual HRS+ Symposium.
Two students presented: Gary DeClerk spoke on “Geometric
Mean Value Propreties,” while Grace Trees spoken on
“Finding 10 a Friend.”
[HRS+ History] 8 Apr 2014
Computer science students return from conference
A contingent of nine students and two faculty went to Memphis
last weekend to attend the Consortium of Computer Sciences in
Colleges: Mid-South Conference. This conference included a
programming contest, where a Hendrix team placed first. The
first-place team included Connor Bell, Theogene Bucuti, and
Brandon McNew. Hendrix also contributed two talks to the student
papers session: Theogene Bucuti spoke on the effect of search
ordering for planning performance, while Rebecca Perez and
Brandon McNew presented their work on computing image distance
based on the stable marriage algorithm.
7 Apr 2014
Mark Goadrich to teach at Hendrix this fall
After carefully considering many excellent applicants,
we are pleased to welcome Mark Goadrich as a tenure-track
computer science professor this fall, taking over after Dwayne
Collins' retirement. Mark completed his undergraduate work
in Ohio at Kenyon College, majoring in Mathematics and Philsophy,
and then he earned his PhD in computer science
at the University of Wisconsin — Madison.
Since then, he has been a professor at Centenary College of
Louisiana, where he has been their sole computer science instructor.
His primary research interest is in applying artificial intelligence
to board games, though he also has interests in developing
computer games, mobile apps, and robots.
This coming year, in addition to teaching several regular courses,
Mark will introduce Interactive Game Development to our
curriculum. 24 Mar 2014
Student awarded Goldwater honorable mention
Computer science junior Kyle Wilshusen 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.
Of the 1,166 nominees selected by schools, 283 were awarded scholarships.
After graduating from Hendrix, Kyle plans to continue his research into
applying computer vision to robots in agricultural environments.
21 Mar 2014
Team places second at state mathematics contest
Two Hendrix teams traveled to
Henderson State University for the Arkansas Undergraduate Mathematics
Eleven teams competed, representing five colleges from around Arkansas.
Hendrix placed second at the contest (a respectable end to an eight-year
run of first-place wins); the second-place team included Shuyin
Hua, Xuanhua Wang, and Yitong Xu.
Another team tied for fifth.
4 Mar 2014
Students compete in Acxiom programming contest
Hendrix placed first among 16 teams at the Acxiom programming contest
held on Hendrix's campus today, solving five of the nine problems.
The first-place team included Connor Bell, Theogene Bucuti, and
Brandon McNew. Another team from Hendrix completed three
problems successfully, while a third team completed two problems.
10 Mar 2014
Undergraduate presents at Joint Mathematics Meeting
Next week, Gary DeClerk '15 is traveling to Baltimore
for the Joint Mathematics Meetings, where he is
presenting summer work at Hendrix entitled
“Geometric Mean Value Properties.”
This work is done jointly
with classmates Jeremiah Bill '14 and Quan Nguyen '15
and advised by Dr. Chris Camfield,
supported by an Associated Colleges of the South grant and
9 Jan 2014
Computer science position announced
Hendrix College invites
applications to join our computer science program
in August 2014 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
2 Oct 2013
Programming team places fourth at ACM contest
Hendrix's programming team, including Theogene Bucuti, Kaleigh Clary, and Brandon McNew,
traveled to Fort Smith today
for the Mid-Central USA Regional ACM Programming Contest,
a five-state contest involving about 140 teams.
By solving four of eight problems,
they earned fourth place in Arkansas and 34th in the overall region;
2 Nov 2013
Recent alum Pullen '13 appointed principal in Rwanda
After graduating last spring with a major in mathematics
and an education certificate,
Sarah Pullen is leaving for Rwanda to work as a school
release] 14 Aug 2013
Cochran wins PME award for thesis
At MathFest 2013 this summer in Hartford, Connecticut, Calvin Cochran
presented his senior project “Shuffle Posets and their
Hassee Diagrams.” His presentation was one of 14
recognized nationally “for excellence
in student exposition and research.”
release] 2 Aug 2013