Category: "Diversity"

Harvey Mudd Math Professor Named Karen EDGE Fellow

Mohomed Omar

Mohamed Omar, associate professor of mathematics and holder of the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College, is a member of the EDGE Foundation’s 2020 inaugural class of Karen EDGE Fellows. The foundation selects mid-career mathematicians who are from underrepresented minority groups as fellows based on their research programs and their […]

Montañez Receives Claremont Colleges Diversity Mentor Award

George Montanez

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez received the Claremont Colleges 2020 Diversity Mentor Award, which honors faculty members who provide consistent and meaningful support and encouragement to historically underrepresented students, staff or colleagues. Along with Montañez, The Claremont Colleges Diversity Working Group presented Diversity Mentor awards to Janice Hudgings (Pomona College) and Kathy […]

NSF Grant Supports Cultivating Diversity Among AI Researchers

Professor Jim Boerkoel

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor Jim Boerkoel has received a $45,900 federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of his project “A Consortium for Cultivating Future Artificial Intelligence Researchers.” “The AAAI Undergraduate Consortium and Mentoring Program, hosted at the 2020 and 2021 AAAI Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, will attempt to address […]

Harvey Mudd Presents Science for Social Justice in Puerto Rico, Sept. 12

Artwork for social justice panel at Harvey Mudd College

As part of its continuing exploration of science and social justice issues, Harvey Mudd College will highlight the contributions of three science professionals contributing to the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane María. They’ll participate in a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 12, at 4:15 p.m. in Drinkward Recital Hall, R. Michael Shanahan […]

Community Partnerships Celebrated at Harvey Mudd

Volunteers from Saturday STEM Academy and IMMERSION

During a poster session and presentation Jan. 24, the Harvey Mudd College community celebrated its work with the broader community to educate and empower those in need and to make meaningful contributions to society. The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) hosted this fifth annual event—Voices of Engagement—which showcased the diverse community engagement efforts of Harvey […]

SACNAS Recognizes HMC Researchers

SACNAS group conference 2018 photo

Harvey Mudd College students Rex Asabor ’22 and Luis Martinez ’19 were among 105 students who received Student Presentation Awards for their research at the 2018 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in San Antonio, Texas, in October. Their work was selected from over 1,000 graduate and undergraduate […]

NSF Supports Diversity in Computing

Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Colleen Lewis

Colleen Lewis is working to improve the culture of computer science across computer science departments in the U.S. One aspect of that work is developing education practices that support students from groups that are underrepresented in computing. A new partnership between two existing NSF-funded infrastructures—the Computing Research Association’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CRA […]

Harvey Mudd Student Named to Top Intern List

Djassi Julien '20, Harvey Mudd College student

Harvey Mudd College computer science and mathematics major, two-time Google intern and student leader Djassi Julien ’20 made the first WayUp Intern 100 List this summer. Julien applied to be included on the WayUp Intern 100 list and was selected based on his work ethic, contribution to projects and application of his knowledge. His ranking […]

Omar Wins Math Teaching Award

Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College math professor

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Mohamed Omar is one of the top mathematics educators honored for their dedication to teaching and engaging students by the Mathematical Association of America during the organization’s 2018 MathFest. The Henry L. Alder Award recognizes beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extra ordinarily successful and whose effectiveness […]