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Department of Chemistry Receives Second MRI Grant

September 15, 2017

Professor Jerry Van Hecke and students

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry is celebrating the news of a grant for equipment that is considered a fundamental tool in thermal analysis.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing funds to Harvey Mudd College for the acquisition of a Thermal Analysis Model DSC 250 Differential Scanning Calorimeter, an important instrument that provides […]

NSF Funds New NMR in Chemistry Dept.

August 10, 2017

Chemistry department

To take full advantage of its innovative chemistry curriculum and maintain the position as one of the country’s leading undergraduate chemistry programs, the Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry has undertaken a successful, comprehensive instrumentation replacement and acquisition plan for the last three years.  Through the generosity of foundations, alumni and friends, the department has […]

Rose Hills Foundation Supports Harvey Mudd Chemistry

July 31, 2017

Harvey Mudd chemistry laboratory

The Rose Hills Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Harvey Mudd College to support the modernization of the Department of Chemistry instructional laboratories. The 58-year-old facility that houses the College’s chemistry department, the Jacobs Science Center, was HMC’s first laboratory building and has not had a major renovation since 1993. The Rose Hills Foundation […]

NSF Grant Supports Inorganic Chemistry Education

July 26, 2017

Harvey Mudd chemistry professor Adam Johnson

Inorganic chemistry is a diverse field with research areas ranging from understanding biological systems to making new materials and is critical to solving many STEM-related societal issues. So, improving student learning and interest in inorganic chemistry is a national imperative. Encouraging faculty to adopt teaching strategies that engage and inspire students to continue in STEM […]

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 […]

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 […]