Topic: "Chemistry"

Chemistry Professor Published in Journal of Chemical Education

August 18, 2014

Hal Van Ryswyk

Harvey Mudd Professor of Chemistry Hal Van Ryswyk has teamed with Carleton College Professor of Chemistry Deborah Gross to publish a paper in the Journal of Chemical Education exploring a novel technique for probing the structure of large molecules. Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) is a new, powerful technique for probing molecular structures, especially those […]

Seeing Through the Smog

July 29, 2014

Prof Lelia Hawkins and student working in lab

Student researchers in Professor Lelia Hawkins’ lab tackle tough atmospheric chemistry questions, exploring how air pollution impacts climate change. They collect smog particles from a rooftop sampling inlet and measure organic carbon and optical properties. They also generate mimics for smog particles to determine how light and oxidants impact those same properties as particles pass […]

Chemistry Seniors Capture Poster Award

May 1, 2014

Sejal Shah and Anastasia Patterson

Extensive hands-on research is integral to a Harvey Mudd education, but it doesn’t end there. The College is committed to teaching students how to communicate their findings effectively and professionally through top-notch written work, posters and presentations. Chemistry students Sejal Shah ’14 and Anastasia Patterson ’14 recently earned Best Poster awards at the Materials Research […]

Mudd Chemists Get Big Reactions

April 2, 2014

Harvey Mudd College was well represented at the 2014 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas recently, as students took home two honors related to undergraduate chemistry. Chemistry major Sara Tweedy ’15 received the Best Poster Award in the Division of Computers in Chemistry. Creating molecular dynamics simulations involving the NSD1 gene, Tweedy […]

Christian Stevens ’14 Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 19, 2014

Christian Stevens

Joint biology and chemistry major Christian Stevens ’14 has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious Watson Fellowships. Forty-three fellows were chosen from more than 700 candidates worldwide. The Thomas J. Watson Foundation awards the coveted fellowships to a distinguished group of graduating seniors each year, providing each fellow one year of international, independent study […]

Alumni Association to Honor Achievers, Friends

March 17, 2014

AABOG 2014 Awardees

The inventor of Flash software and the chemist who published the first nucleotide sequence of the AIDS virus are among those to be honored by the Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABoG) Saturday, May 3. Eight alumni and two staff members have earned some of the College’s most prestigious awards. Outstanding Alumni […]

Robots Invade Harvey Mudd at FIRST Robotics Scrimmage

February 11, 2014

Interest was so great among high schools competing in the FIRST Robotics Scrimmage hosted by the FIRST Mentors Club of Harvey Mudd College this year that a second day was added to accommodate additional teams that had registered for the event. Twenty-nine high school teams squared off for the scrimmage Feb. 15 and 16 inside […]

Napier Fellows Pursue Social Justice Projects

January 27, 2014

Christian Stevens '14 and Margaret Thompson '14

A new force for social change is emerging, one that brings together youthful enthusiasm and the wisdom of elders. Harvey Mudd College seniors Christian Stevens and Margaret Thompson are enjoying this dynamic pairing—known as the Napier Initiative. With support and input from retired professionals, Stevens and Thompson are developing separate projects aimed at effecting social […]

Undergrad Research Leads to Fresh Breath

January 26, 2014

Harvey Mudd students studying a compound derived from shrimp shells could not have imagined their research would one day lead to a product that freshens breath and brightens smiles. But it has. Chemistry professor Shenda Baker and Harvey Mudd Trustee Emeritus William Wiesmann, co-founders of bio-pharmaceutical company Synedgen, have launched Synedent, a new oral rinse […]

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