Category: "Alumni"

Harvey Mudd Alumnae Compete in 42nd Air Race Classic

June 15, 2018

Harvey Mudd alumnae Nancy Smith ’76 and Barbara Filkins ’75

Harvey Mudd College physics alumnae Barbara Filkins ’75 and Nancy Smith ’76 are competing in the 42nd Air Race Classic, the annual all-women, cross-country airplane race, to raise money to support the College’s Iris and Howard Critchell Aeronautical Annual Scholarship. Filkins and Smith are graduates of the former Bates Aeronautics Program, which Iris and Howard […]

Fundraising for Bates Library Collection Soars Past Goal

May 17, 2018

Photographs from the Bates Library Collection, Harvey Mudd College

There are some real gems in Harvey Mudd College’s Aeronautical Library Special Collection (aka Bates Library Collection). Among them are the images from Northrop photographer Roy Wolford; memorabilia of aero pioneers, such as founding HMC Trustee Lee Atwood and HMC Bates Program supporter Brigadier General Joseph Marriott; videos of the space missions of HMC astronauts […]

Physics Paper Delves Inside the Box

April 24, 2018

Black Box

Somewhere in the basement of the Harvey Mudd Department of Physics, there’s a nameless black box. But its unremarkable looks and lack of an official moniker belie its capabilities. Built in 2016 by mathematics and physics major Calvin Leung ’17 and physics major Amy Brown ’17, the black box contains photon detectors, a camera lens […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 16, 2018

NSF logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Jessica Lupanow and Kemper Ludlow, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, three Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and four seniors were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Ludlow, a physics major, will attend Cornell University and conduct research in experimental […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2018 Awards

March 14, 2018

HMC seal

The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, April 28, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni Given from alumni to alumni, the award recognizes individuals who […]

Chemistry Alumna Inducted into CMS Hall of Fame

November 16, 2017

Coach John Goldhammer poses with 2017 CMS Hall of Fame InducteeKristina Orosz '04

Harvey Mudd College chemistry alumna Kristina Orosz ’04 has been inducted into the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2017. The best overall thrower the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has ever had, male or female, Orosz is the only thrower in conference history to place in all four throwing events […]

“How Good is Your Camera?” Harvey Mudd Physics Researchers Seek Answer

June 29, 2017

Young boy takes photo of parent at Harvey Mudd event

In a study published in the American Journal of Physics (May 16, 2017), Harvey Mudd researchers describe methods for measuring the spatial resolution of devices, such as digital cameras; it tries to answer the question, “How good is your camera?” The first author of this study is recent physics graduate Calvin Leung ’17, who worked with co-author […]

Lifelong Learners, Career Teachers

June 9, 2017

Teach For America

Anyone assuming that Harvey Mudd College students head straight to graduate school or into a STEM-related career after graduation would be mostly correct. In fact, according to the Office of Career Services’ annual senior survey, about 60 percent of the class of 2017 expect to work full time and are bound for jobs at Facebook, […]

Donors Respond, Support Harvey Mudd Diversity Programs

May 24, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Recognizing that excellence, diversity and inquiry go hand in hand, the College is building a more gender- and ethnically diverse student body, thereby strengthening the education and experience for all students. “STEM-focused, higher education institutions have long struggled with underrepresentation of historically marginalized communities,” says Sumun Pendakur, co-chief diversity officer, associate dean for institutional diversity […]

Endowed Scholarship to Support Future Physicians

May 23, 2017

The late Elise Brown '95

Accomplished physician, patient advocate and mentor Elise Brown ’95 (biology) is being remembered by her classmates, family and friends with an endowed scholarship, established in April. Brown, who passed away from complications of a bleeding cerebral aneurysm in June 2016, was an integral part of the strong, tough, supportive and fantastic women of the Harvey […]