Category: "Faculty"

NSF Funds Biology Research on Ant Networks

June 27, 2018

Ants with RFID tags attached

It’s a late-spring afternoon at Harvey Mudd College. Biology professor Matina Donaldson-Matasci is setting up a camera and tripod in her biology lab, preparing to document a particularly photogenic aspect of her research on turtle ants: The application of tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to each ant’s thorax. “I’m excited to learn about how […]

Remer Honored by ICEAA

June 26, 2018

Don Remer

Earlier this month, the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association presented Donald Remer, Emeritus Oliver C. Field Professor of Engineering Economics, with the association’s Educator of the Year award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to education and training over the past year through teaching, writing, editing and/or publishing educational […]

NSF Grant to Elevate Math and CS Instruction

June 18, 2018

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As employment trends shift to meet the changes brought about by technological evolution, computer science has become a basic skill necessary for participation in the modern workforce. However, California students in high poverty, high minority and urban public schools often don’t have access to quality math and computer science education and are therefore sometimes prevented […]

Harvey Mudd Receives Bronze Rating for Sustainability Performance

June 15, 2018

for Sustainable Environmental Design

Improving building operations. Reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Teaching sustainability and promoting it in leadership and innovation. These are some of the metrics that feed into the comprehensive Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) system used by more than 450 colleges and universities worldwide to establish benchmarks and measure their progress toward becoming […]

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Faculty

June 12, 2018

Motivated by the mission of broadly educating students in science, engineering, mathematics and in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, faculty members at Harvey Mudd College develop innovative pedagogies, offer opportunities for student research, engage students in experiential learning and challenge students to develop an informed world view. The College welcomed new scholars who […]

Williams’ Book Highlights Female Mathematicians

June 11, 2018

Talithia Williams, author of "Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics"

Through her new book Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Talithia Williams hopes everyone can become better informed about influential women in her field. “Growing up in Columbus, Georgia, I didn’t know any women who looked like me did math. It wasn’t until I got to Spelman College […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Join 7C Leadership Program

June 11, 2018

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To prepare faculty for the challenges of effective leadership and to shape positive institutional change, The Claremont Colleges are offering a new opportunity for faculty across the seven campuses. Three Harvey Mudd College faculty members—Vivien Hamilton, Susan Martonosi and Katherine Van Heuvelen—were selected to participate in the inaugural year of the program. The yearlong Claremont […]

Jacobsen Awarded Mudd Prize

May 17, 2018

Jon Jacobsen and Maria Klawe

Jon Jacobsen, professor of mathematics and former vice president for student affairs and dean of students, is the recipient of the 2018 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. Jacobsen accepted the award from President Maria Klawe at the College’s 60th Commencement ceremony May 13. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is […]

Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

April 30, 2018

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Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its sixth 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 […]

Vosburg Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

April 26, 2018

David Vosburg

In his lab at Harvey Mudd College, chemistry professor David Vosburg seeks to make medicinally useful molecules in new ways, especially biomimetic ways, using chemistry that imitates how such molecules are believed to be formed naturally in plants. This fall, Vosburg will continue his research with a new layer of complexity: He’ll do it in […]