Category: "Faculty"

CS Students Publish Reading Skill Study

June 26, 2019

Julie Medero

Last summer, computer science professor Julie Medero, along with Alfredo Gomez ’21, Alicia Ngo ’20 and Ali Otondo ’20 (aka The A Team), embarked on a project to develop an iOS application that would help children improve their reading skills. The resulting research paper, “Reading KiTTY: Pitch Range as an Indicator of Reading Skill,” has […]

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Faculty, 2019

June 17, 2019

HMC seal

Beginning July 1, 2019, Harvey Mudd College will welcome four new faculty members, two of them alumni. Searches in engineering and computer science resulted in the hiring of these teacher/scholars to tenure-track appointments. Department of Engineering Joshua Brake, assistant professor, earned his PhD in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. His doctoral research […]

Krauss Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

June 11, 2019

Gordon Krauss

Gordon Krauss, Fletcher Jones Professor of Engineering Design, wishes he were a better skier. “That is to say, that I wish I could ski without hurting myself,” he says. Should he decide to, Krauss will have time during the next academic year to make his wish come true. As a recently named Fulbright Scholar, Krauss […]

Physics Professor Awarded Mudd Prize

May 23, 2019

Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly, professor of physics and incoming chair of the faculty, is the recipient of the 2019 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. The honor was announced at the College’s 61st Commencement ceremony May 19. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within the College at the discretion […]

In Memoriam: Robin Ives, Mathematics Professor

May 16, 2019

Robin Ives

Harvey Mudd College professor of mathematics emeritus and Sierra Club Chairman Robert (Robin) T. Ives died Jan. 11, 2019. Ives was born in 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he lived until his graduation from high school. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics at Haverford College and his PhD from the University of […]

2019 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

April 24, 2019

people eating lunch in Platt Living Room

Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its seventh annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates 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 following awards: Outstanding Faculty Member Awarded to a faculty […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

April 18, 2019

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]

HMC Physicists Celebrate First Black Hole Image

April 17, 2019

Black hole

On April 10, scientists released the first visual evidence of a supermassive black hole. The image, a result of international collaboration between scientists and eight separate telescopes collectively known as the Event Horizon Telescope, shows a blurry orange ring and—that’s all. “Sometimes seeing is believing but in this case not seeing is believing,” says professor […]

Gu Named to McAlister Professorship

April 12, 2019

Weiqing Gu

Weiqing Gu has been named the inaugural McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Established in 2018 by longtime supporters Robert and Barbara McAlister to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member within the Department of Mathematics, the appointment includes an annual discretionary fund to support travel, research or teaching. Endowed […]

Liz Orwin ’95 Named ACE Fellow

March 28, 2019

Liz Orwin.

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Elizabeth Orwin ’95, James Howard Kindelberger Professor of Engineering and department chair at Harvey Mudd College, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2019–2020. Following nomination by the senior administration of their institutions and a rigorous application process, 39 Fellows were selected this year. Established […]