Topic: "Engineering"

Harvey Mudd Receives Funding for Underwater Robotics Lab

November 4, 2015

Chris Clark with new Harvey Mudd water tank

A grant from the Hearst Foundation to create an underwater robotics laboratory means Harvey Mudd College students and faculty will no longer have to use a faculty member’s private swimming pool to deploy and test underwater robot systems. The $100,000 grant, combined with $26,000 from a previous National Science Foundation grant and about $10,000 in […]

Harvey Mudd Launches Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design

October 1, 2015

Harvey Mudd College Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design

Raising awareness about humanity’s increasing footprint on critical ecosystem services and resources is just one goal of the Harvey Mudd College Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, which the campus community officially launched Sept. 25. “Hixon Center programs build on the many sustainability initiatives and goals achieved since Harvey Mudd’s founding and draw on the […]

College Mourns Loss of Engineering Professor Harry Williams

October 1, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College engineering Professor Emeritus Harry E. Williams Jr. passed away suddenly at Pomona Valley Hospital on Sept. 23 from complications following a stroke. Williams joined Harvey Mudd in 1960 as a professor of physics, pending an opening in the Department of Engineering. A year later, he moved to engineering where, for the next 40 […]

Pitching Ace Brian Zinda ’97 Gets CMS Hall of Fame Nod

September 29, 2015

Brian Zinda '97 and former CMS baseball Coach Randy Town

A “complete” game of baseball—recorded when a starting pitcher closes a game without the help of a relief pitcher—made up just 2.4 percent of all major league games played in the 2014 season, according to Baseball-Reference.com. In 1996, as a pitcher for Claremont-Mudd Scripps (CMS) baseball, Brian Zinda ’97 pitched 11 complete games out of […]

Harvey Mudd’s Undergraduate Engineering Program Ranked No. 1 in U.S.

September 9, 2015

students working on rocket

Harvey Mudd College was ranked No. 1 among the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges rankings, sharing the top spot for engineering with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Harvey Mudd’s ranking is among colleges that offer the bachelor’s or master’s as its top degree in engineering. The College has […]

Dym Receives Inaugural ASME Honor

August 31, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Engineering Emeritus Clive L. Dym has received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Inaugural Design Theory and Methodology Award. Dym was recognized for his “sustained and meritorious contributions to research, education, service, training of researchers and practitioners, and overall leadership in advancing the field of Design Theory and Methodology.” […]

Researchers Employ AUVs to Search for Shipwrecks

August 24, 2015

Harvey Mudd AUV

In an innovative effort to simplify shipwreck searches, a team from Harvey Mudd College and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, will spend a week on the island of Malta working to create an intelligent automated underwater vehicle (AUV) system for finding and mapping Mediterranean shipwrecks. During the Aug. 24–30 excursion researchers will work at […]

Lam Re-ups on Astronaut Scholarship

August 21, 2015

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Senior engineering major Sherman Lam has become just the eighth Harvey Mudd College student to be awarded a second-year Astronaut Scholarship by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships for college students pursuing science and technology careers. Students who earn the prestigious $10,000 award in their junior year are eligible to apply for a second […]

Orwin Named to Kindelberger Professorship

July 24, 2015

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In recognition of her outstanding leadership and engineering expertise, Elizabeth Orwin ’95 has been named James Howard Kindelberger Professor of Engineering at Harvey Mudd College. The Kindelberger endowment is devoted in perpetuity to the support of top-ranking engineering faculty to ensure that Harvey Mudd students are educated and prepared for future technological leadership. The first […]

Teacher-Scholars Join Harvey Mudd Faculty

July 23, 2015

Shanahan Center

The world-class faculty at Harvey Mudd College provides top-notch science and engineering education in a liberal arts context so that graduates are uniquely prepared to lead and understand their impact on society. Five outstanding teacher-scholars joined the College July 1 as assistant professors and tenure-track faculty members. Brian Bryce, previously a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow […]

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