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Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins April 30

April 19, 2018

Rsearch posters at Harvey Mudd College

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (April 30 and May 2), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 1, a showcase […]

Harvey Mudd Students Receive NIST-SURF Fellowships

April 18, 2018

Two Harvey Mudd College students, Christopher Hoyt ’18 and Leah Stevenson ’19, have been honored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The NIST-SURF fellowship grants them an opportunity to spend a summer working alongside renowned NIST scientists in a national laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. They receive a $5,500 fellowship […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 16, 2018

NSF logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Jessica Lupanow and Kemper Ludlow, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, three Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and four seniors were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Ludlow, a physics major, will attend Cornell University and conduct research in experimental […]

HMC Students Compete in Health Hackathon

December 12, 2017

Dominque Mena '19, Theo Hansel '19, Michelle Lanterman '18, Professor Karl Haushalter and Ronak Bhatia '19

Four Harvey Mudd College students and one stuffed animal competed in the second annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon in October. The teddy bear was the team’s answer to the cancer-themed challenge to create a novel technology solution for a problem in healthcare. The students, accompanied by biology and chemistry professor Karl Haushalter, the team’s faculty […]

Chemistry Alumna Inducted into CMS Hall of Fame

November 16, 2017

Coach John Goldhammer poses with 2017 CMS Hall of Fame InducteeKristina Orosz '04

Harvey Mudd College chemistry alumna Kristina Orosz ’04 has been inducted into the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2017. The best overall thrower the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has ever had, male or female, Orosz is the only thrower in conference history to place in all four throwing events […]

Vosburg Book Seeks to Bridge Science and Religion

September 20, 2017

David Vosburg

Harvey Mudd chemistry professor David Vosburg and spouse, Kate Vosburg, have co-authored a new book, Jesus, Beginnings, and Science: a Guide for Group Conversation, which they hope will increase dialogue and understanding between scientific and religious communities. “Like efforts from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, our book aims to […]

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 […]