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NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 15, 2015

Priya Donti '15

Priya Donti, a Harvey Mudd College senior with an interest in climate change and renewable energy, was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, six recent Harvey Mudd graduates received the prestigious awards. One current senior and five alumni received honorable mentions. Donti received the NSF Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing […]

Manisco Earns Prestigious Chemistry Certification

April 7, 2015

Penny Manisco, HMC Chemistry

Penny Manisco, chemistry laboratory coordinator and the College’s chemical hygiene officer, recently passed the Chemical Hygiene Officer credential requirements and certification exam administered by the National Registry of Certified Chemists. As a staff member in the Department of Chemistry since 2008, Penny uses her chemical and laboratory safety expertise to support Harvey Mudd’s academic enterprise. […]

College Announces Chemistry Research Fellowships

March 17, 2015

Photo of Professor Lelia Hawkins in the lab with a student researcher

Harvey Mudd College announces the creation of a new endowed research fellowship fund in the Department of Chemistry. The fund will provide income each year to support an undergraduate research fellowship that will be named, in alternating years, in honor of emeriti professors of chemistry Mitsuru Kubota and Philip C. Myhre in recognition of their […]

Vosburg Honored for “Good and Beautiful, Green and Clever” Chemistry

March 5, 2015

For his commitment to sustainable education, Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education, sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement (ACS-CEI). Vosburg uses green chemistry principles to shape curriculum in organic courses and laboratories […]

Alumni Association Honors Mudd Alumni and Friends

February 12, 2015

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, May 2, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected three alumni—Jim Erickson ’75, Andrew […]

Harvey Mudd Granted Supercomputing Currency

December 17, 2014

Students walk on the Harvey Mudd College campus near the Shanahan Center with Sprague Center in the background

Harvey Mudd College researchers have been awarded a large allocation of supercomputing resources to investigate properties of metallic alloys. The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most powerful and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and supercomputing services in the world. Composed of 12 high-performance supercomputers and storage systems, it is […]

Endowed Chair Appointments Include New Stauffer Chair

October 16, 2014

Hal Van Ryswyk

Harvey Mudd College has appointed Professor of Chemistry Hal Van Ryswyk to the inaugural John Stauffer Professorship in Chemistry, an endowed chair established in 2014 by the trustees of the John Stauffer Charitable Trust and with matching funds from the College. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, the John […]

Conference to Explore Intersection of Science, Faith

October 7, 2014

Students walk on the Harvey Mudd College campus near the Shanahan Center with Sprague Center in the background

Is the Bible really opposed to evolution? How should human origins be understood in light of Genesis and science? Biblical experts John H. Walton and C. John Collins and biologist Jeffrey Schloss will discuss these questions and more at a conference titled “The Bible, Evolution and Human Origins: Starting Conversations.” The all-day event takes place […]

ASA Fellow David Vosburg Fosters Science/Faith Dialogue

September 15, 2014

Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), an international network of Christians in the sciences who explore the relationship between science and Christianity and foster dialogue between two often opposing viewpoints. A longtime member of the group, Vosburg is the first […]

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 […]