Topic: "Biology"

Algorithms and Avocados

December 2, 2016

Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The connection between fighting a threat to one of California’s favorite fruits and recently published research by a Harvey Mudd College computer science professor and his colleagues isn’t immediately evident. On the way to connect one dot with the other, there’s a story about the mutualistic pairing of a beetle and a fungus, extensive biological […]

New Tenure-Track Faculty at Harvey Mudd

June 17, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

The faculty at Harvey Mudd College is committed to offering world-class science and engineering education in a liberal arts context so that graduates are uniquely prepared to lead and understand their impact on society. Four outstanding teacher-scholars join the College’s faculty July 1, becoming assistant professors as well as tenure-track faculty members. Danae Schulz joins the […]

Levy Promoted to Professor; Several Faculty Members Reappointed

June 10, 2016

HMC-Onlin-web

The Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees has approved the recommendation of the Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and President Maria Klawe that Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Levy be promoted to full professor. The promotion is effective July 1, 2016. Hired in 2007, Levy researches applications of mathematics to biological and industrial problems. Levy’s […]

Celebration of Student Projects Kicks Off May 2

April 14, 2016

Harvey Mudd College

Experiential learning is an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience and, each spring, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 2 and 4), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 3, a showcase of projects […]

Students, Alumni Awarded NSF Research Fellowships

April 7, 2016

NSF fellowship recipients, Harvey Mudd students

Five Harvey Mudd College seniors are recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. Six recent Harvey Mudd graduates also received the prestigious fellowships. Two seniors and seven alumni received honorable mentions. The fellowship supports graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited […]

Donaldson-Matasci Named Dewey Professor

March 11, 2016

Donaldson-Matasci, Matina-03

Matina Donaldson-Matasci has been named the new Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professor of Biology, a five-year appointment effective July 1, 2016. Designed to support the teaching and research of professors at an early career stage, the Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professorship in the Life Sciences was established in 1990 by the Parsons Foundation in honor […]

Alumnus Receives Prestigious Cancer Research Award

October 2, 2015

Jack Cuzick '70 (center)

Harvey Mudd College 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Jack Cuzick ’70 has received the 2015 American Cancer Society Medal of Honor in the category of clinical research for his contributions to the field of biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical medicine. The highest honor bestowed by the society, the award was presented at a special ceremony Sept. 30 in […]

Teacher-Scholars Join Harvey Mudd Faculty

July 23, 2015

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

The world-class faculty at Harvey Mudd College provides top-notch science and engineering education in a liberal arts context so that graduates are uniquely prepared to lead and understand their impact on society. Five outstanding teacher-scholars joined the College July 1 as assistant professors and tenure-track faculty members. Brian Bryce, previously a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow […]

Spider Research Yields Fascinating Results

July 20, 2015

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Claremont Colleges biology researchers studying neuro-musculo-skeletal systems are trying to understand how temperature affects arachnid hemolymph viscosity, and how this in turn might affect a spider’s running performance. With students from Harvey Mudd and Pitzer Colleges and Professor of Biology Stephen Adolf, Associate Professor of Biology Anna Ahn conducted a study of Texas brown tarantulas. […]

Science Bus Awarded Biology Grant

June 29, 2015

Science Day generic

Science Bus, a student-run volunteer organization at Harvey Mudd College that brings weekly hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) lessons to elementary school students, was awarded €1,600 ($1,800) from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology to develop and teach evolution-themed lessons. More than 50 Science Bus student volunteers raise funds, develop lessons and work […]

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