Category: "Faculty"

Engineering Alumna, Now Department Chair, Receives OCEC Award

March 15, 2017

Professor of Engineering Elizabeth Orwin

For being a longtime mentor to the next generation of women engineers, Harvey Mudd College alumna and engineering Professor Elizabeth Orwin ’95 received the Orange County Engineering Council’s Distinguished Educator Award and President’s Award. The awards were presented during the OCEC’s annual banquet Feb. 25. The event honors the accomplishments, quality and diversity of engineering […]

Working the Crowd: NSF Funds Database Study

March 13, 2017

Beth Trushkowsky

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $175,000 to Harvey Mudd College Professor of Computer Science Beth Trushkowsky for support of her project “CRII: III: RUI: Adaptive Query Processing for Crowd-Powered Database Systems.” The award will fund four students in a research experience across two summers and during the school year. Trushkowsky and her […]

Prestigious NSF Award to Support HEATlab Research

March 1, 2017

Professor of computer science Jim Boerkoel

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jim Boerkoel for his project “CAREER: Robust and Reliable Multiagent Scheduling Under Uncertainty.” This work will improve the robustness and reliability in applications such as autonomous driving, automated warehousing and personal robots by addressing fundamental […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2017 Awards

March 1, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, April 29, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected six alumni to receive the […]

Chemistry Professor Receives Summer Research Grant

February 16, 2017

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg has been awarded an $8,000 research grant by Organic Syntheses Inc. that provides funding for him and a student co-worker to do research in the area of synthetic organic chemistry. Members of the Organic Syntheses Advisory Board awarded the grants to faculty from principally undergraduate institutions for research that […]

Sky is No Limit for Quantum Researchers

February 7, 2017

Physics Professor Jason Gallicchio

Researchers from Harvey Mudd are part of a group of scientists who recently completed experiments on entangled photons that produced results consistent with quantum mechanics. Assistant Professor of Physics Jason Gallicchio, who devised an idea to use starlight to improve tests of quantum mechanics, and Calvin Leung ’17 are co-authors, along with their colleagues, on […]

Faculty Approved for Tenure

February 3, 2017

Vivien Hamilton and students

Three Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure, effective July 1, at the meeting of the board of trustees this week. Vivien Hamilton, assistant professor of history of science has been approved for promotion to associate professor with continuous tenure. Hamilton previously worked as a lecturer at the Institute for the History and […]

Importance of Undergrad Research Affirmed With Latest NSF Grant

January 17, 2017

Harvey Mudd College undergraduate research with Kerry Karuksis and Jerry Van Hecke, chemistry

Considered a powerful form of engaged learning, undergraduate research is getting a boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the delight of a dedicated team of academics seeking to promote highly effective undergraduate research environments. Kerry Karukstis, chair of the Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry, along with colleagues Mitchell R. Malachowski, professor of […]

Members of Harvey Mudd Community Affirm Shared Values

January 16, 2017

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, statement by Martin Luther King Jr.

As a response to the current national climate, members of the Faculty Executive Committee at Harvey Mudd College have prepared a statement that they believe reaffirms the shared values of the campus community—students, staff, administration, alumni and faculty. Many community members have shown their support by signing the statement. Statement from Members of the Faculty […]

Team Studies Monetary Impacts of Germany’s Environmental Health Burden

January 10, 2017

Tanja Srebotnjak, Harvey Mudd College

A consortium consisting of the German environmental think tank Ecologic Institute, consulting firm BiPro GmBH and Harvey Mudd College Professor Tanja Srebotnjak submitted a successful bid to the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to study approaches for the monetary valuation of Germany’s environmental burden of disease. The 28-months-long, € 221,000 project will examine different economic […]