Topic: "Biology"

Teacher-Scholars Join Harvey Mudd Faculty

July 23, 2015

Shanahan Center

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

tarantula

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 […]

Molecule Maker Wins Undergrad Research Award

May 8, 2015

Eun Bin Go

A Harvey Mudd College chemistry and biology joint major, who has established “a remarkably direct and flexible approach to a whole class of beautiful and medicinally relevant compounds,” received The Claremont Colleges Library Undergraduate Research Award. Eun Bin Go received the senior award in the sciences for her research on “Synthesis of the Tetracyclic Scaffolds […]

Students, Faculty, Staff Honored for Leadership

April 29, 2015

2015 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Award recipients

Great institutions rely on talented leaders, like those honored April 24 at Harvey Mudd College’s third annual Leadership Awards Ceremony. Leadership Awards affirm students, faculty and staff not only for their academic talents and job proficiency, but also for their engagement and contribution to the Harvey Mudd community. “These awards are a way of expressing our gratitude […]

Collaborative Coral Research Funded by NSF

April 22, 2015

coral

The National Science Foundation has awarded Harvey Mudd College Department of Biology Chair Cathy McFadden a $494,481 collaborative grant with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to study how environmental conditions in the distant past may have affected the evolutionary development of corals and sea anemones—research that will help shed light on how current […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 15, 2015

Priya Donti '15

Priya Donti, a Harvey Mudd College senior with an interest in climate change and renewable energy, was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, six recent Harvey Mudd graduates received the prestigious awards. One current senior and five alumni received honorable mentions. Donti received the NSF Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing […]

Manisco Earns Prestigious Chemistry Certification

April 7, 2015

Penny Manisco, HMC Chemistry

Penny Manisco, chemistry laboratory coordinator and the College’s chemical hygiene officer, recently passed the Chemical Hygiene Officer credential requirements and certification exam administered by the National Registry of Certified Chemists. As a staff member in the Department of Chemistry since 2008, Penny uses her chemical and laboratory safety expertise to support Harvey Mudd’s academic enterprise. […]

Dancing Is Serious Business for Honey Bee, Say Researchers

November 3, 2014

Matina Donaldson-Matasci research

Honey bees are in trouble. They face threats from all sides: disease, parasites, pesticides and loss of habitat. Exacerbating these problems is poor nutrition. To achieve a healthy diet, honey bees use the “waggle dance” to communicate with their nest mates about where to find the tastiest, most nutritious flowers. Dancing is an essential means […]

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