Category: "Faculty"

Dark Matter Particle Study Funded by NSF

September 28, 2018

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

Astronomers estimate that more than 80 percent of the universe’s mass is made up of dark matter, which consists of invisible particles that give off no measurable energy except when they collide with one another in exceedingly weak explosions. What are these particles? That’s a big unanswered question, and one that has captivated scientists around […]

Book Delivers Warnings About Invisible Toxics

September 20, 2018

Inevitably Toxic book cover

Harvey Mudd College history of science professor Vivien Hamilton and her colleagues Brinda Sarathy (Pitzer) and Janet Farrell Brodie (Claremont Graduate University) have announced the publication of their book Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise, which will be released Oct. 16. The book is a collection of essays that consider exposure of […]

NSF Supports Diversity in Computing

September 19, 2018

Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Colleen Lewis

Colleen Lewis is working to improve the culture of computer science across computer science departments in the U.S. One aspect of that work is developing education practices that support students from groups that are underrepresented in computing. A new partnership between two existing NSF-funded infrastructures—the Computing Research Association’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CRA […]

Chemistry Paper Published

September 14, 2018

Kareesa Kron '18

Research conducted by Kareesa Kron ’18, Mikaela Kosich ’16 and professors Bob Cave and David Vosburg has been published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. The team conducted a computational study of endiandric acid molecules which occur naturally in some species of tropical plants from the Beilschmiedia and Endiandra genera. “All of these molecules have […]

Johnson Joins NSF-sponsored Inorganic Chemistry Project

September 11, 2018

Adam Johnson, professor of chemistry, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor Adam Johnson will participate in an innovative study to develop, test, and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course. As one of the first 20 faculty (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource [VIPEr] Fellows) selected for this ground-breaking project, Johnson will join other inorganic chemists from across the country in a […]

HMC Chemistry Professor Phil Myhre

August 29, 2018

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus, passed away at home in Tennessee Aug. 26 following a short illness. Myhre was an important presence at the College, serving from 1960 to 1999. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran College and a PhD at the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at […]

Omar Wins Math Teaching Award

August 14, 2018

Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College math professor

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Mohamed Omar is one of the top mathematics educators honored for their dedication to teaching and engaging students by the Mathematical Association of America during the organization’s 2018 MathFest. The Henry L. Alder Award recognizes beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extra ordinarily successful and whose effectiveness […]

NSF Grant Funds Pollution Research in Paris

August 14, 2018

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If chemistry professor Lelia Hawkins has her head in the clouds, it’s on purpose. Her research seeks to understand how air pollution affects climate and anthropogenic climate change. One method of studying this is via simulation of brown carbon compounds in an atmospheric cloud chamber. Since 2015, Hawkins has been using discretionary funds to take […]

Su Receives MAA Award for Best Paper

August 11, 2018

Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

At the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest meeting Aug. 3, Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Francis Su was awarded the The Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award, given to the best papers published in the MAA’s flagship journal, The American Mathematical Monthly. The paper recognized was the published version of a speech Su gave at […]