Category: "Diversity"

Williams’ Book Highlights Female Mathematicians

June 11, 2018

Talithia Williams, author of "Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics"

Through her new book Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Talithia Williams hopes everyone can become better informed about influential women in her field. “Growing up in Columbus, Georgia, I didn’t know any women who looked like me did math. It wasn’t until I got to Spelman College […]

Berenice Cortez: Binder Prize Winner

May 17, 2018

Berenice Cortez, Binder Prize winner, Harvey Mudd College

Berenice Cortez says she and her Harvey Mudd colleagues are like one big family, and she has nothing but praise for their talent and capability. But her peers decided that it was time for Cortez to receive the praise. Their recommendations resulted in her receiving the 2018 Binder Prize, which honors a member of College’s […]

HMC’s Upward Bound Reaches Graduation Milestone

May 17, 2018

Graduates of Harvey Mudd's Upward Bound program

Harvey Mudd’s Upward Bound program, which helps-first-generation, low-income high school students develop the skills and motivation to succeed in college, met an important goal this year: 70 percent of its Class of 2011 has now completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The milestone is important, but the successes and struggles of each student in the […]

May 2 NOVA Wonders Screening Features Harvey Mudd Math Professor

April 19, 2018

NOVA Wonders, co-hosted by Harvey Mudd Professor Talithia Williams

Harvey Mudd College professor Talithia Williams believes in the power of data and has become an outspoken advocate for collecting and understanding personal health information in order to become an expert on oneself. Her TEDx Talk on this topic, which includes discussions about tracking blood pressure, temperature and weight, has been viewed online nearly 1.5 […]

Williams Receives Diversity Mentor Award

February 28, 2018

Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College, mathematics faculty

Harvey Mudd College mathematician Talithia Williams is one of The Claremont Colleges Faculty Diversity award winners. The Claremont Colleges Diversity Working Group presented awards to Williams, Fernando Lozano (Pomona College), Sara Olson (Pomona College) and Suyapa G. Portillo Villeda (Pitzer College) on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Balch Auditorium on the Scripps campus. The Claremont Colleges […]

Students Publish Temporal Planning Research

February 19, 2018

Harvey Mudd College

Student researchers at Harvey Mudd aren’t exactly on a mission to Mars, but their work could lead to red planet rovers learning some new tricks. In a computer science/mathematics collaboration, Amy Huang ’18 and Liam Lloyd ’18 use geometry to seek ways to embed time management and efficiency into artificial intelligence technologies, aiming to produce […]

Kapor Center Funds CS Equity Study

December 12, 2017

Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Colleen Lewis

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor Colleen Lewis believes that providing equitable access to computing careers, especially for women of color, is vital to social justice. She also believes that equity can be achieved and is taking steps to make it happen. Lewis recently applied for and was awarded a $10,000 private grant from the […]

NIH Honors Moayeri ’20 for Exceptional Biomedical Research

November 15, 2017

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Mazda Moayeri ’20 received an Exceptional Summer Student Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for outstanding research conducted at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS). Moayeri, a joint major in computer science and mathematics, is being recognized for the high-quality of his summer internship work in non-invasive detection and […]

Klawe Receives Mellon Presidential Leadership Grant

October 31, 2017

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College’s efforts to achieve unsurpassed excellence and diversity at all levels received a welcome boost in September, when the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation honored President Maria Klawe with funds to support the key goals of the College’s Strategic Vision 2020 through its Presidential Leadership Program. The grant, which will total $250,000 over four […]