2014-15 News

Upcoming Senior Thesis Presentations

Graduating seniors majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science will be presenting their senior thesis projects starting Monday, April 13. We invite anyone interested to check out the schedule and attend any (or all!) of the presentations.

Dr. Brent Yorgey joining Hendrix Computer Science Program

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Brent Yorgey will be joining our department as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in Fall 2015. Dr. Yorgey recently completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Weirich, and is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Williams College, his alma mater. Dr. Yorgey received the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students in 2012, a student-nominated award given annually to ten graduate students across all of Penn's graduate programs. He is also a well-respected researcher in the functional programming community; his 2012 paper "Giving Haskell a Promotion" has over 80 citations. He is the lead developer and maintainer for the diagrams declarative domain-specific language for creating vector graphics. He maintains two blogs: One is focused on his research activities, while the other is dedicated to exploring beautiful mathematics. 7 Apr 2015

Dr. Chris Camfield receives NSF grant

Dr. Chris Camfield has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his project, “Data-Driven Applications Inspiring Upper-Division Mathematics.” The award totals $75,972 for research to be done over a two-year period. Dr. Camfield will be collaborating with Dr. Thomas Asaki at Washington State University, Dr. Heather Moon at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Dr. Marie Snipes at Kenyon College. The total award for the two-year, four-college collaboration is $249,789. More details are available at the official Hendrix News page. Congratulations, Chris! 7 Apr 2015

Two students present research at MathFest

Two students are going to MathFest in August to present their research in the Pi Mu Epsilon papers session. Luke Evans '15 will present “The Chaotic Dynamics and Fractal Dimension of Newton’s Method,” work he completed aided by a SURF grant and advised by Lars Seme. Matthew Larson '14 will present “Density, Prime Numbers, and Gaps,” based on work advised by Chris Camfield. Dr. Camfield and Dr. Sutherland will also be attending the conference. 1 Aug 2014