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Math Grad Grabs Prize for Presentation

MathFest 2013

CONWAY, Ark. (September 3, 2013) – Calvin Cochran, a 2013 Hendrix graduate and mathematics major, was awarded a cash prize for the presentation of his senior project "Shuffle Posets and their Hasse Diagrams" at this year’s MathFest 2013 in Hartford, Conn.

The prize was awarded by the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary Society for the American Mathematical Society.

Associate Provost Dr. David Sutherland attended as Calvin's project advisor and as the Pi Mu Epsilon National Past-President.

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