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Donnelly Gets NSF Grant to Answer Plasma Physics Energy Question

October 15, 2013

Tom Donnelly

Utilizing some of the most powerful laser systems in the world, Harvey Mudd researchers will create and study some of the smallest specimens. Physics Professor Tom Donnelly specializes in high-intensity, laser-matter interactions. In short, he points lasers at sub-micron targets, blasts them into plasma and studies the resulting particle properties and deposited energy. In the […]

New Drinkward Recital Hall, New Concert Series

October 11, 2013

Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall

STEM and Stravinsky go hand in hand at Harvey Mudd College. This fall marks the opening of a concert venue on the Harvey Mudd campus — the Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall, which will provide a home to a new concert series. The Drinkwards’ donation, a symbol of their commitment to the College, […]

Grants Support Computer Science Research

October 8, 2013

Geoff Kuenning

A select group of Harvey Mudd College undergraduate students will have the opportunity to collaborate with graduate students at Stony Brook and Harvard Universities on research to eliminate costly bottlenecks in computer systems that waste energy and hamper performance. Geoff Kuenning, professor of computer science and director of the Computer Science Clinic, was one of […]

Summer Institute Scholars Bring Science Play to Outreach

September 16, 2013

Sometimes science is best explained with silly putty, film canisters and paper. Concepts such as how polymers react to different stresses or how drag forces affect airplanes came alive for a group of 7- to 14-year-olds at Mountain View Family Development’s community outreach Aug. 24, thanks to activities planned and directed by 37 Harvey Mudd […]

Harvey Mudd Professors to Study “Flipped” Classroom Model

September 16, 2013

Flipped classrooms are being implemented nationwide and the idea has caught on much like the concept of massive open online courses (MOOCs). But does flipped classroom instruction increase learning and retention? Four Harvey Mudd College professors have been awarded a three-year, $199,544 National Science Foundation grant to find out. In a flipped, or inverted, classroom, […]

Harvey Mudd Students Showcase Research

September 6, 2013

Thanks to her chemistry professor, Lydia Jahl ’14 spent the summer in Bologna, Italy. While she did sample the scenery and cuisine, Jahl did not travel as a tourist but rather as a scientist, working at the Italian National Research Council’s Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. She worked with chemist Stefania Gilardoni, a colleague […]

HMC Completes Innovative, Energy-Efficient Teaching & Learning Center

July 29, 2013

Harvey Mudd College’s new academic building, designed to support its unique blend of collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, is now complete and has been named the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning. The College’s board of trustees unanimously voted to name the building in honor of Mike Shanahan, chairman emeritus of Capital Research and Management […]

Upward Bound Scholars Tackle Academic Challenge

July 17, 2013

Forty-five high school students are spending six weeks this summer at Harvey Mudd College honing their academic skills as part of Upward Bound, a program aimed at positioning students for future academic success. The federally funded program helps low-income and potential first-generation college students improve their chances of getting into and graduating from a post-secondary […]

Grant Bolsters Summer Student Research

June 10, 2013

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Undergraduate research at Harvey Mudd College has been bolstered by a $500,000 grant awarded by the Pasadena, Calif.-based Fletcher Jones Foundation. The grant adds to endowed funding for student research and will allow more students to participate in the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. “Research is an essential part of our curriculum,” said HMC President […]

Students and Faculty Pursue Research Together

June 5, 2013

While some spend summer basking in the sun, about 200 Harvey Mudd College students will pursue summer research projects alongside 46 faculty members in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics. Nearly 100 projects will be underway, ranging from tissue engineering and nanoelectrochemistry to shark tracking and robotics. Many employ interdisciplinary skills. The projects […]

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