Category: "Faculty"

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Postdoctoral Program Scholars

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Harvey Mudd College welcomes three scholars— Morgan Carr-Markell, Sarah Kavassalis and Joseph Wirth—who have been hired as part of a pilot three-year postdoctoral program that responds to the increased demand for faculty members equipped with the ability to teach computational skills. With the Postdoctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Computation (PIC), the College seeks to address the […]

Harvey Mudd Announces New Faculty for 2020

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Searches for tenure-track appointments in psychology and mathematics have resulted in the hiring of four teacher/scholars who will bring their expertise to Harvey Mudd College. Dept. of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts Anup Gampa, assistant professor of psychology, focuses on the relationship between an individual’s psychology and, particularly, social movements, racism and capitalism. His […]

Bassman and Students File Provisional Patent on Alloy Family

students pulling samples from a furnace

Professor of Engineering Lori Bassman, five Harvey Mudd College students, and two of her University of New South Wales colleagues, Kevin Laws and Patrick Conway, have filed a provisional patent on a family of novel compositionally complex metal alloys that were developed over two years during summer research. “The project goal was to develop alloys […]

Harvey Mudd Trustees Approve Spring 2020 Faculty Promotions

Images of HMC faculty members receiving promotions spring 2020

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees and will become effective July 1, 2020. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Karl Haushalter received promotion to full professor. Hired in 2003, he researches DNA repair processes […]

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 […]

HMC-Wide Effort Produces Face Shields for Healthcare Providers

Liz Orwin

Thanks to a collaborative effort among Harvey Mudd College alumni, faculty and staff, the College has begun producing hundreds of face shields to be distributed to local healthcare providers. Using an open-source design co-created by Elizabeth Johansen ’01, engineering professor David Harris, his son, Abraham, and HMC machine shop manager Drew Price have been printing […]

2020 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

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Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its eighth annual Leadership Awards. Community members gathered via Zoom Meeting for this year’s awards ceremony celebrating students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the […]

HMC Students Examine COVID-19 Data in New Course

Weiqing Gu and students in classroom

Harvey Mudd College students are digging into COVID-19 data in real time in a new five-week spring semester course led by Weiqing Gu, McAlister Professor of Mathematics. COVID-19: Data Analytics/Machine Learning is a project-based, online course that is challenging a multidisciplinary group of 36 upper-level students to use materials collected from an international dataset to […]