Topic: "Engineering"

New Report on Women in STEM Features Harvey Mudd’s CS Program

March 26, 2015

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A new report on women in STEM features Harvey Mudd College’s computer science program as an example of how educational institutions can dramatically increase women’s representation in computing. Solving the Equation: The variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, released on March 26 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), assesses the current […]

Dean of Faculty Announces Promotions, Appointments

February 24, 2015

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Promotions Two Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure at the meeting of the Board of Trustees earlier this month. Associate Professor of Engineering Chris Clark has been promoted to professor with continuous tenure. Clark joined the Department of Engineering in fall in 2012 as an associate professor after having spent a year […]

Afoot and Afield With David Money Harris

February 17, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Engineering David Money Harris recalls fondly exploring the Sierra Nevada Desolation Wilderness with his father. Even at two years old, Harris would ride along in a pack on his father’s back through the wilderness, surrounded by dense forest, foaming waterways and staggering peaks. Years later, the engineering professor is not […]

Vi Jacobs: Longtime Supporter Leaves Lasting Legacy

February 12, 2015

Violet “Vi” Jabara Jacobs, a longtime supporter of Harvey Mudd College, died Jan. 12, 2015. She was 99. Vi began her association with Harvey Mudd in 1973 when her late husband, Joseph J. Jacobs, the founder of Jacobs Engineering, was appointed to the College’s board. Violet and Joseph generously supported Harvey Mudd for four decades, […]

Orwin Receives Grant for Corneal Tissue Research

January 14, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Engineering and department Chair Elizabeth Orwin ’95 has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for an ongoing research project aimed at helping those with corneal disease see better. Titled “Controlling Cell Phenotype in a Tissue-Engineered Corneal Model,” the research seeks to create viable, transparent corneal tissue […]

Sedat Serdengecti: Versatile Scholar Impacted Engineering, Physics and Computer Science

January 7, 2015

Sedat Serdengecti

Harvey Mudd College engineering Professor Emeritus Sedat Serdengecti died Nov. 30, 2014, following a heart attack. He was 87. Professor Serdengecti joined Harvey Mudd in 1961 as an assistant professor of physics then moved to the Department of Engineering in 1963 as one of its first faculty members. “Sedat was the person responsible for the […]

Harvey Mudd Granted Supercomputing Currency

December 17, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College researchers have been awarded a large allocation of supercomputing resources to investigate properties of metallic alloys. The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most powerful and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and supercomputing services in the world. Composed of 12 high-performance supercomputers and storage systems, it is […]

Harvey Mudd Establishes New Professorship in Sustainable Environmental Design

October 21, 2014

Tanja Srebotnjak

Harvey Mudd College has hired Tanja Srebotnjak for the inaugural Hixon Professorship of Sustainable Environmental Design. Srebotnjak, a statistician with an interest in protecting the natural environment and in improving people’s health and well-being, will help the College expand student and faculty experiences in sustainability and will promote cutting-edge environmental science and design within the […]

Mudder Reaching New Heights With Astronaut Scholarship

September 26, 2014

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Engineering student Sherman Lam ’16 has become the 22nd Harvey Mudd College student to be named an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships for college students pursuing science and technology careers. Lam is one of 32 recipients of the prestigious $10,000 award for the 2014–2015 academic year. To be eligible for […]

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