Hendrix Physics Students Receive Outstanding Presentation Awards

CONWAY, Ark. (April 7, 2014) – Four Hendrix physics students received Outstanding Undergraduate Research Presentation Awards at the American Physical Society's national meeting this spring in Savannah, Ga.

The student award winners include: 

  • Tessa Cook, a junior from Conway, Ark.
  • Konstantin Gruenwald, a junior from Little Rock, Ark.
  • Ashley Hosman, a senior from Coalinga, Calif.
  • Tyler Webb, a senior from Benton, Ark.

Cook, Gruenwald, and Hosman did research with physics professor Dr. Bob Dunn; Webb did research with physics professor Dr. Damon Spayde. 

Five more Hendrix physics students presented their research at the meeting, including:

  • Nicholas Heiner, a sophomore from Rowlett, Texas
  • Rene Nsanzineza, a senior international student
  • Anna Pittman, a junior from Jonesboro
  • Anna Reine, a junior from Harahan, La.
  • Jerry Wang, a junior international student

All did “an excellent job representing Hendrix and the physics department,” said Spayde.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu