Topic: "Award"

Alumnus Honored as 2014 Apker Finalist

November 20, 2014


Harvey Mudd College physics graduate Jaron Kent-Dobias ’14 was selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s 2014 LeRoy Apker Award. The Apker Award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, providing encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Kent-Dobias is the College’s eighth Apker finalist since […]

Mudder Reaching New Heights With Astronaut Scholarship

September 26, 2014


Engineering student Sherman Lam ’16 has become the 22nd Harvey Mudd College student to be named an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships for college students pursuing science and technology careers. Lam is one of 32 recipients of the prestigious $10,000 award for the 2014–2015 academic year. To be eligible for […]

Senior Receives MAA Award

September 16, 2014

Ksenia Zakirova '15 and Michael Cork POM '16

Student researchers Ksenia Zakirova ’15 and Michael Cork POM ’16 recently received the Mathematical Association of America’s Outstanding Presentation Award at MathFest 2014, which took place Aug. 6–9 in Portland, Oregon. Every year the MAA recognizes a small number of students for “especially noteworthy presentations.” Their presentation, “Modeling and exploring chain fountain dynamics,” was based […]

Pippenger Named to Historical Society’s IT Honor Roll

September 3, 2014

Nick Pippenger

In recognition of an extraordinary contribution to the information technology industry, the IT History Society acknowledged Harvey Mudd College mathematics Professor Nicholas Pippenger, co-inventor of extendible hashing, a database access technique which has a dynamic structure that grows and shrinks gracefully as the database grows and shrinks. Pippenger, who worked on extendible hashing while at […]

Runner Tony Gnecco ’89 Named to CMS Hall of Fame

August 11, 2014

Tony Gnecco '89

With a trademark smile, rose-tinted spectacles and a shock of curly red hair, Tony Gnecco ’89—the “Red Rocket”—was known among track and field teammates for two rare talents: quiet, steady leadership and the ability to run like the wind. Claremont-McKenna-Scripps (CMS) Athletics will recognize those talents this fall when they induct the Southern California Intercollegiate […]

Students Excel in Biomimicry Challenge

July 29, 2014


Large-scale, complex human problems call for inspired solutions, like ones that require student teams to use nature’s own resources to create a sustainable and innovative design. The Harvey Mudd College team of Travis Beckman ’15 (engineering), Emma Frederick ’14 (engineering), Jirka Hladiš ’15 (engineering) and Alexander Lee ’14 (mathematical and computational biology) accepted the international […]

Cardenas Receives ASEE Best Paper Award

July 3, 2014

Mary Cardenas, engineering

Mary Cardenas, LaFetra Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, received a Best Paper award from the Division of Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies at the ASEE Annual Conference, held June 15-18. Cardenas presented the paper “An Implementation of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN) Using a Learning Management System Platform in an Undergraduate Experimental Engineering Course” during a special […]

Liz Baughman Awarded Henry T. Mudd Prize

May 27, 2014


Having worked at Harvey Mudd College for more than half of its existence and with four of its five presidents, Elizabeth Baughman has earned the deserved reputation of being a “walking encyclopedia of HMC history.” It’s just one of the areas for which she was lauded in the award citation of the 2014 Henry T. […]

Binder Prize Honors Staff Who Help Others

May 8, 2014


First-year student in your first real pickle? Not to worry. Deanna Huggins is on the job. An administrative assistant in the Facilities and Maintenance Department and the recipient of this year’s Mary G. Binder Prize, Huggins has been a friendly, familiar face to Mudders for nearly a decade. For housing issues, missing ID cards and […]

Shanahan Center Lauded for Green Design

May 7, 2014

R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

In a world of finite resources, forward-thinking organizations must embrace new practices that reduce their impact on the environment. Harvey Mudd College recognizes that a sustainable approach to development helps ensure ample resources for future generations. The College’s most recently completed construction project, the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, has earned a […]

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