Category: "Faculty"

Hamilton’s Book Named Outstanding Academic Title

November 7, 2019

Inevitably Toxic book cover

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will include Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise—co-authored by Harvey Mudd College Professor Vivien Hamilton—on its list of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2019. Each January, the ACRL publishes its prestigious list, which reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed in Choice, a publishing unit […]

Math for America at HMC

October 11, 2019

Math for America participants at HMC

In 2018, mathematics professor Darryl Yong ’96, computer science professors Colleen Lewis and Zachary Dodds and Karen Gallagher (USC) launched their National Science Foundation funded project, “Math for America Los Angeles: Elevating Mathematics and Computer Science Instruction through Teacher Leadership.” A collaborative effort between USC, Harvey Mudd College, school districts in the greater Los Angeles […]

Uncovering New Signals of Long-Lived Particles

October 4, 2019

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

When Harvey Mudd College physics professor Brian Shuve began studying long-lived particles (LLPs) five or six years ago, the concept was somewhat of a fringe idea. Was it possible that particle collisions within the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were throwing off new particles that slipped unnoticed past LHC detectors and that those particles could hold […]

Students Win Global Case Competition

October 3, 2019

students and professor

For three years, Kash Gokli, professor of manufacturing practice and Engineering Clinic director, has advised a team of students competing in the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) student case competition. Each team advanced a little farther than the team before. This September in Las Vegas, Bohan Gao ’19, Charles Dawson ’19, Ryan Haughton ’19 […]

Karukstis Receives ACS Award

September 13, 2019

Kerry Karukstis, Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor and chemistry department chair

The American Chemical Society has awarded Kerry Karukstis, Ray and Mary Ingwersen Professor of Chemistry, with the 2020 ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution. Sponsored by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the award recognizes the importance of research with undergraduates and honors a chemistry faculty member whose research in an undergraduate setting […]

NSF Funds Evolutionary History Research

September 13, 2019

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, studies algorithmic issues in computational biology—in particular, the problem of phylogenetic tree reconciliation, a computational method used to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of related pairs of organisms by hypothesizing the evolutionary events that explain their incongruence. The reconciliation is a mapping of one tree onto the other […]

In Memoriam: Carl Baumgaertner, Clinical Professor of Engineering Emeritus

September 9, 2019

The College mourns the loss of Carl Baumgaertner, clinical professor of engineering emeritus, aerospace systems and electronics expert, and decorated military veteran, who died Aug. 16 at the age of 95. In January 1943, six months out of military high school, where he graduated as a United States Army second lieutenant, Baumgaertner was called to […]

NSF Supports Materials Science Research at Harvey Mudd

September 5, 2019

Hal Van Ryswyk

Three professors in three fields from two colleges are celebrating a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for the acquisition of a standardized integrated toolset for photovoltaics fabrication and characterization. Hal Van Ryswyk, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, and Pomona College physics professors Janice Hudgings and […]

NSF Supports Coral Reef Research

August 13, 2019

coral reef

Like an undersea version of the canary in a coal mine analogy, soft corals are indicator species whose vibrancy and health act as a gauge for the overall habitat of a coral reef. Coral reefs provide food, livelihoods and coastal protection for more than 500 million people worldwide and are among the ecosystems most threatened […]

NSF Supports Computer Science Research

August 9, 2019

Computer science professor Geoff Kuenning

Researchers in many fields share a common problem: Searching giant parameter spaces is incredibly time consuming and inefficient. To help remedy this issue, the National Science Foundation has funded “CNS Core: III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Optimizing and Understanding Large Parameter Spaces in Storage Systems,” a project developed by computer science professor Geoff Kuenning and his […]