Category: "Diversity"

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 […]

Montañez Receives IEEE SMC Best Paper Honors

October 16, 2017

George Montañez, photo by Laszlo Bencze

George Montañez, a computer science faculty member at Harvey Mudd College, has won the IEEE SMC Award for best student paper at the 2017 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Conference. Montañez presented the paper “The Famine of Forte: Few Search Problems Greatly Favor Your Algorithm” to conference attendees this month in Banff, Canada. “In […]

Biology Professor Receives NSF Funding

September 5, 2017

Dan Stoebel

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $112,226 to Harvey Mudd College Professor of Biology Daniel Stoebel for his project “RUI: The transcriptional response to quantitative variation in RpoS concentration in E. coli.” The award is expected to total $327,962 over three years. This proposal will expand opportunities for students in many ways, […]

VMware Selects Harvey Mudd Student for First Achieve Scholarship

August 17, 2017

Nupur Banerjee '19, Harvey Mudd student

A desire to increase her volunteer hours motivated Nupur Banerjee ’19 to apply for the VMware Achieve Scholarship, developed to inspire and support women pursuing a degree in computer science or computer engineering. Internships and work were making it difficult for Banerjee to spend as much time as she wished working on the community engagement […]

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 […]

Harvey Mudd Class of 2021

July 25, 2017

Class of 2021

This fall, Harvey Mudd College welcomes 227 exceptional students to the incoming class of 2021. The College continues its efforts to build a more diverse community, recognizing that such a community strengthens the education and experience for all students. The diversity of the Class of 2021 is a reflection of this ongoing commitment. The entering […]

Upward Bound Grant Renewed

July 13, 2017

Angie Covarrubias Aguilar

When Angie Covarrubias Aguilar found out her proposal to renew the Upward Bound grant at Harvey Mudd College had been accepted, she was thrilled. And relieved. “We submitted the grant proposal in November and heard it had been accepted on May 30, the day before it was set to expire,” she says. Instead of celebrating, […]

Donors Respond, Support Harvey Mudd Diversity Programs

May 24, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Recognizing that excellence, diversity and inquiry go hand in hand, the College is building a more gender- and ethnically diverse student body, thereby strengthening the education and experience for all students. “STEM-focused, higher education institutions have long struggled with underrepresentation of historically marginalized communities,” says Sumun Pendakur, co-chief diversity officer, associate dean for institutional diversity […]