Topic: "Faculty"

Critchell Inducted Into California Aviation Hall of Fame

April 24, 2015

Iris Critchell

In honor of her 76 years of contributions to the aviation community, Instructor of Aeronautics Emerita Iris Cummings Critchell is one of four who will be inducted into the California Aviation Hall of Fame on April 25. The Santa Monica-based Museum of Flying is hosting the induction of Critchell, along with Lt. Col Fitzhugh “Fitz” […]

New Directions for Advancing Undergraduate Research

April 24, 2015

Kerry Karukstis August 2014 cropped photo

Five years in the works, a new journal volume, co-edited by Ray and Mary Ingwersen Professor of Chemistry and department chair Kerry Karukstis, is a helpful resource for those seeking effective practices for undergraduate research—a powerful form of engaged learning—and increased STEM student academic and career success. The special volume, titled “Enhancing and Expanding Undergraduate […]

Collaborative Coral Research Funded by NSF

April 22, 2015

coral

The National Science Foundation has awarded Harvey Mudd College Department of Biology Chair Cathy McFadden a $494,481 collaborative grant with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to study how environmental conditions in the distant past may have affected the evolutionary development of corals and sea anemones—research that will help shed light on how current […]

Benjamin Named to Smallwood Family Chair

April 8, 2015

Benjamin, Arthur

Mathemagician Art Benjamin is the inaugural holder of the Smallwood Family Chair, an endowed professorship established to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member in engineering, mathematics or computer science. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, the Smallwood Family Chair was established by Scott R. and […]

Faculty Receive Awards for Mentoring and Curricular Engagement

April 7, 2015

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Several Harvey Mudd College computer science faculty members have been recognized for achievements in mentoring and curricular engagement by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a nonprofit community of more than 600 universities, companies, nonprofits and government organizations working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. Mentoring Assistant Professor of Computer […]

Vosburg Honored for “Good and Beautiful, Green and Clever” Chemistry

March 5, 2015

DAV Dreyfus pic

For his commitment to sustainable education, Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education, sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement (ACS-CEI). Vosburg uses green chemistry principles to shape curriculum in organic courses and laboratories […]

Williams Named American Council on Education Fellow

March 2, 2015

Williams, Talithia-10

The American Council on Education (ACE) has named Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Mathematics Talithia Williams an ACE Fellow for academic year 2015–2016. The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university […]

Dean of Faculty Announces Promotions, Appointments

February 24, 2015

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Promotions Two Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure at the meeting of the Board of Trustees earlier this month. Associate Professor of Engineering Chris Clark has been promoted to professor with continuous tenure. Clark joined the Department of Engineering in fall in 2012 as an associate professor after having spent a year […]

Afoot and Afield With David Money Harris

February 17, 2015

Harris hiking book

Harvey Mudd College Professor of Engineering David Money Harris recalls fondly exploring the Sierra Nevada Desolation Wilderness with his father. Even at two years old, Harris would ride along in a pack on his father’s back through the wilderness, surrounded by dense forest, foaming waterways and staggering peaks. Years later, the engineering professor is not […]

Williams to Receive MAA Alder Award for Teaching

February 16, 2015

Williams, Talithia-10

The Mathematical Association of America has chosen Talithia Williams, associate professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, to receive its 2015 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member. The award honors faculty members whose teaching is effective and extraordinary and extends its influence beyond the classroom. Recipients receive $1,000 and […]

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