Category: "Chemistry"

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Postdoctoral Program Scholars

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Harvey Mudd College welcomes three scholars— Morgan Carr-Markell, Sarah Kavassalis and Joseph Wirth—who have been hired as part of a pilot three-year postdoctoral program that responds to the increased demand for faculty members equipped with the ability to teach computational skills. With the Postdoctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Computation (PIC), the College seeks to address the […]

Harvey Mudd Trustees Approve Spring 2020 Faculty Promotions

Images of HMC faculty members receiving promotions spring 2020

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees and will become effective July 1, 2020. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Karl Haushalter received promotion to full professor. Hired in 2003, he researches DNA repair processes […]

Hwang Recognized for Alloy Research

Emily Hwang

Emily Hwang ’20, a chemistry major at Harvey Mudd College, was awarded the Best Poster Prize at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society annual meeting for her work “Computational Indicators of Ductility in Compositionally Complex B2 Alloys.” Hwang is part of engineering professor Lori Bassman’s applied mechanics research group, which studies compositionally complex alloys (CCAs). Conventional […]

Harvey Mudd Seniors Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Two Harvey Mudd seniors, Savana Ammons and Emily Hwang, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five seniors and four Harvey Mudd alumni were awarded honorable mentions, a significant academic achievement. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are […]

HMC Chemistry Joins Green Chemistry Commitment

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg

Faculty members in the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College challenge students to apply chemical principles and sustainable practices to solve societal problems. The department recently formalized these efforts by joining a growing cadre of likeminded institutions who are members of the Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC). Launched in 2013 by the green chemistry outreach […]

Karukstis Receives ACS Award

Kerry Karukstis, Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor and chemistry department chair

The American Chemical Society has awarded Kerry Karukstis, Ray and Mary Ingwersen Professor of Chemistry, with the 2020 ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution. Sponsored by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the award recognizes the importance of research with undergraduates and honors a chemistry faculty member whose research in an undergraduate setting […]

Shimizu Named Astronaut Scholar

Emilly Shimizu '20 is presented a scholarship award by ASF official. Photo by ASF, Emily Jourdan

Harvey Mudd College joint chemistry and biology major Emily Shimizu ’20 has been named an Astronaut Scholar for the 2019–2020 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. She is the 26th Harvey Mudd student to receive the honor, which includes a scholarship prize of up to $10,000 and opportunities for professional development and mentoring. “Besides […]

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 […]

Clinic Program Offers Social Justice Focus

students with solar panels

The 2018–2019 Clinic Program included three projects (two engineering and one mathematics) that allowed a team of Clinic students to work on a project related to social justice. Funded in part by an educational leadership grant that President Maria Klawe received from the Carnegie Corporation, the three projects supported non-profit organizations with technical expertise. “One […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]