Category: "Chemistry"

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 […]

Celebrating Success: The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College

Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, community members enjoy celebration

The Harvey Mudd community gathered on campus Jan. 26 to celebrate the successful conclusion of The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College. The event included presentations from the recipients of scholarships, summer experiential learning stipends and endowed chairs as well as those who work in newly renovated spaces and live in the new residence hall—all made […]

In Memoriam: Chemistry Professor Mitsuru Kubota

Mitsuru Kubota

Longtime Harvey Mudd College Professor of Chemistry Mits Kubota passed away Nov. 11. Kubota served on the faculty of the College between 1959 and 2000 and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1989 to 1995. An inorganic chemist and beloved professor, Kubota had an impressive professional career that included research fellowships at the […]

Chemistry Paper Published

Kareesa Kron '18

Research conducted by Kareesa Kron ’18, Mikaela Kosich ’16 and professors Bob Cave and David Vosburg has been published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. The team conducted a computational study of endiandric acid molecules which occur naturally in some species of tropical plants from the Beilschmiedia and Endiandra genera. “All of these molecules have […]

Johnson Joins NSF-sponsored Inorganic Chemistry Project

Adam Johnson, professor of chemistry, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor Adam Johnson will participate in an innovative study to develop, test, and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course. As one of the first 20 faculty (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource [VIPEr] Fellows) selected for this ground-breaking project, Johnson will join other inorganic chemists from across the country in a […]