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Hendrix Senior Wins Pi Mu Epsilon Writing Award for Paper on Mathematics Research

2019.01.31_JacobHines-8722final_web.jpgCONWAY, Ark. (February 1, 2019) – Jacob Hines ’19 has been chosen by the mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon to receive the Richard V. Andree Award, given annually to undergraduate authors of papers judged by the officers and councilors of Pi Mu Epsilon to be the best that have appeared in the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal in the past year. 

Hines’s paper, Exploring Finite-Time Blow-Up of Separable Differential Equations, was published in the Fall 2017 issue of the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. He began his work on the paper by conducting original research in differential equations as a sophomore and junior, in collaboration with his faculty advisor, Dr. Duff Campbell. 

“Jacob has been an exemplary research student,” Campbell said. “He works hard every week, generates new ideas often, and never gets discouraged even when he hits roadblocks. Jacob has been a real pleasure to work with, and I am very impressed with the results. He is now working on a totally different project with me, as his senior capstone.”

Campbell added that Hines’s research greatly extended the work of Hendrix alumnus Jared Williams ’04, a previous Richard V. Andree Award winner. 

Hines, a Conway native, entered Hendrix in 2015 as a double physics and mathematics major who thought he was heading toward a degree in engineering. In his time at Hendrix, he has done research in physics, mathematics, and computer science. His senior project, in category theory, involves research in an abstract branch of mathematics that also forms the basis for some results in theoretical computer science. Hines plans to start work on a Ph.D. in pure mathematics next year, with the goal of becoming a research mathematician.

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