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Hendrix Students Attend Annual Math & Computer Science Symposium

CONWAY, Ark. (April 19, 2012) - Five Hendrix College students will present their mathematics and computer science research this weekend at an annual symposium for students at Hendrix, the University of the South-  Sewanee, and Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where the program is held this year.

Students and their research include:

  • Kaleigh Clary, a junior computer science major from Cabot, Ark., "A Comparison of Self-Organizing Map and Growing Neural Gas Network Performance in the Context of Handwriting Recognition"
  •  Hannah Flatau, a senior philosophy major from Austin, Texas, "The Mathematics of the Mind: Godelian Incompleteness and a priori Physicalism'
  •  Alex Koeppel, a senior computer science major from Dallas, Texas, "A System for the Identification of Speed Limit Signs"
  •  Luke Kressin, a senior mathematics major from Mountain Home, Ark., "The Properties of Border Strips on Ferrers Diagrams"
  •  Casey Wynn, a senior mathematics major from Barberton, Ohio, "Hypercyclic Operators in Hilbert Spaces"

Grace Trees, a sophomore mathematics major from Richmondville, N.Y.

The three participating institutions are members of the Associated Colleges of the South.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit