Category: "Diversity"

Math Professor Mohamed Omar Awarded Inaugural AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship

Mohamed Omar

Mohamed Omar, an associate professor of mathematics and the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded the inaugural AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship. The yearlong fellowship was established to further excellence in mathematics research and to help generate wider and sustained participation by Black mathematicians. Omar has an excellent track […]

Harvey Mudd’s Summer Institute Named an Inspiring Program

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Harvey Mudd College received the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity for its Summer Institute program. The College’s Summer Institute program helps incoming STEM students with the college transition process in order to increase their academic and personal success. Each Summer Institute scholar is paired with a mentor-and-mentee group that offers […]

Harvey Mudd Selected as First-gen Forward Institution

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College has received the First-gen Forward Designation, a national honor that recognizes institutions of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Harvey Mudd will join the 2021–2022 First-gen Forward cohort along with other selected colleges and universities and will take part in the […]

Klawe and Colf ’95 Honored by STEAM:Coders

Maria Klawe and Vicky Colf, STEAMCoders awardees 2020

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe and alumna Vicky Colf ’95 are being honored by STEAM:Coders for their leadership and service during a virtual event Oct. 22. STEAM:Coders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented and underserved students and families through the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Their virtual event, […]

Engineering Course Offered to Worldwide Audience

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The Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering will offer Digital Design and Computer Architecture, ENGR85, as a massive open online course (MOOC) through EdX this spring. The course complements a new edition of the textbook by the same name, coauthored by engineering professors David Harris and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, professor Sarah Harris (no […]

Plascencia Published in McSweeney’s 61

Salvador Plascencia, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College creative writing professor Salvador Plascencia joins comedians, cultural critics and writers in the latest issue of the award-winning quarterly McSweeney’s. McSweeney’s 61 features Plascencia’s story “El Paraiso” about “rural Mexican towns, soccer in the San Gabriel Valley and the sadness of the diaspora.” Plascencia, an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities, […]

Harvey Mudd Ranks High in U.S. News and World Report 2021

Harvey Mudd College campus.

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 2 for undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2021, maintaining the same spot as last year. Harvey Mudd’s engineering ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree. The College has tied for No. 1 with Rose-Hulman three out of the past […]

Harvey Mudd Joins National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Kingston Hall

In July, Harvey Mudd College joined hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities in becoming a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a national organization dedicated to supporting faculty and their professional development in academia. “I am delighted that the HMC community has access to the professional development opportunities offered by the NCFDD,” […]

Omar 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 […]