Category: "Alumni"

Alumna Encourages Impactful Voting with Voteology

Holly Frank ’20

Harvey Mudd College alumna Holly Frank ’20 is working with colleagues at Voteology to help college students understand the impact of their vote. Voteology is an online platform that helps educate college-age voters about the impact of their vote and ways to combat gerrymandering. The site contains resources to help voters make informed decisions and […]

Alumna Co-designs Open-source, 3-D-printed Face Shield

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If you are looking for ways to help improve your community’s response to COVID-19 and have access to a 3-D printer, consider producing this face shield, developed by engineering alumna Elizabeth Johansen ’01 in collaboration with Design that Matters. It is the first 3-D-printed face shield to be recommended by the National Institutes of Health and […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2020 Awards

AABOG Awardees 2020

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. Outstanding Alumni The board of governors selected three individuals to receive the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award. Given from alumni to alumni, the award recognizes individuals who have […]

NSF Supports Materials Science Research at Harvey Mudd

Hal Van Ryswyk

Three professors in three fields from two colleges are celebrating a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for the acquisition of a standardized integrated toolset for photovoltaics fabrication and characterization. Hal Van Ryswyk, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, and Pomona College physics professors Janice Hudgings and […]

In Memoriam: Robin Ives, Mathematics Professor

Robin Ives

Harvey Mudd College professor of mathematics emeritus and Sierra Club Chairman Robert (Robin) T. Ives died Jan. 11, 2019. Ives was born in 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lived until his graduation from high school. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics at Haverford College and his PhD from the University of […]

HMC Physicists Celebrate First Black Hole Image

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On April 10, scientists released the first visual evidence of a supermassive black hole. The image, a result of international collaboration between scientists and eight separate telescopes collectively known as the Event Horizon Telescope, shows a blurry orange ring and—that’s all. “Sometimes seeing is believing but in this case not seeing is believing,” says professor […]

2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Olivia Watkins and Karina Cho, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and one senior, Shyan Akmal, and four alumni were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Watkins, who is a member of the 2018–2019 […]

Liz Orwin ’95 Named ACE Fellow

Liz Orwin.

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Elizabeth Orwin ’95, James Howard Kindelberger Professor of Engineering and department chair at Harvey Mudd College, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2019–2020. Following nomination by the senior administration of their institutions and a rigorous application process, 39 Fellows were selected this year. Established […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2019 Awards

AABOG Awards 2019

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, May 4, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected six alumni to receive the […]

Tigresses Share Air Race Classic Tale

The Flying Tigresses, Harvey Mudd alumnae Barbara Filkins ’75 and Nancy Smith ’76

The 2018 Air Race Classic is in the history books as one of the most difficult races due to weather. A huge low-pressure area parked itself in the Midwest, blocking the racers from flying legs three through eight under visual flight rules (VFR) conditions. Physics alumnae Barbara Filkins ’75 and Nancy Smith ’76 (aka The […]