Category: "Chemistry"

Promotions and Tenure Approved for Harvey Mudd Faculty

July 7, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the May meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and became effective July 1, 2017. Based on recommendations from the Educational Planning Committee, the board of trustees unanimously approved Lelia Hawkins for tenure and promotion to associate professor of chemistry. Hawkins conducts research in […]

Harvey Mudd Writing Course a Model for Other Institutions

June 1, 2017

Classroom at Harvey Mudd College

While learning about the relationships between STEM disciplines through Common Core courses, Harvey Mudd students are also getting a healthy dose of writing instruction, including through the relatively new course, Introduction to Academic Writing (Writ 1). Highlighted in a recent Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Peer Review article, Writ 1 is showcased as […]

Harvey Mudd Leadership Awards

May 3, 2017

Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd Coillege

Harvey Mudd recognized exemplary examples of leadership at its fifth annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. “We value leadership, big and small, on our campus and in our community, and it is important to take time to join together and recognize this as a […]

Evans’ ILLiad Odyssey

May 2, 2017

Kareesa Kron ’18 and Zach Evans '18

When Zach Evans ’18 set out to find a summer research project, he wound up in a ditch. Don’t worry, he’s fine. In fact, not only is the ditch (a bioswale at Pomona College, to be specific) a perfect location for his research, but his journey to determine his career path earned Evans an Undergraduate […]

Alloys Research Earns TMS Best Poster Prize

April 26, 2017

Adam Shaw '18, winner of 2017 best poster, Light Metals Division, TMS

Adam Shaw ’18 won a Best Student Poster prize at The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting held earlier this year in San Diego, California. Shaw’s poster, “Phase Stability of bcc MgSc Alloys via Cluster Expansion and Monte Carlo Methods,” received the top award in the undergraduate Light Metals Division. With faculty advisors, […]

Goldwater Scholar and Honorable Mention Named at Harvey Mudd

April 18, 2017

Daniel Johnson

Talk of “robot-proof” careers often focuses on how people can maintain their relevancy in a society that increasingly uses robot labor to replace humans. Where others see an automation apocalypse, Daniel Johnson, a junior at Harvey Mudd College, sees opportunity. A recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship—the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers—Johnson […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2017 Awards

March 1, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, April 29, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected seven alumni to receive the […]

Chemistry Professor Receives Summer Research Grant

February 16, 2017

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg has been awarded an $8,000 research grant by Organic Syntheses Inc. that provides funding for him and a student co-worker to do research in the area of synthetic organic chemistry. Members of the Organic Syntheses Advisory Board awarded the grants to faculty from principally undergraduate institutions for research that […]

Harvey Mudd Athletes Earn Honors, Set Pool Record

January 31, 2017

Miles President '20, in action playing basketball.

Harvey Mudd College athletes are posting standout performances as evidenced by yet another Mudder being named Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Athlete of the Week. This is the second straight week and the fourth time this school year for a Mudder to win this honor. CMS Athlete of the Week (Jan. 30–Feb. 5) The honoree this week is […]

Importance of Undergrad Research Affirmed With Latest NSF Grant

January 17, 2017

Harvey Mudd College undergraduate research with Kerry Karuksis and Jerry Van Hecke, chemistry

Considered a powerful form of engaged learning, undergraduate research is getting a boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the delight of a dedicated team of academics seeking to promote highly effective undergraduate research environments. Kerry Karukstis, chair of the Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry, along with colleagues Mitchell R. Malachowski, professor of […]