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Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Board

March 12, 2018

Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Harvey Mudd College Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas has been elected to serve on the Computing Research Association (CRA) board, marking the first time a faculty member from a primarily undergraduate institution has held the position. “CRA supports undergraduate research in a number of ways (e.g., through the CRA Undergraduate Research Award program as well […]

Harvey Mudd Students Lauded for Manufacturing Innovation

March 5, 2018

Gokli and students with awards

In late 2016, Purosil LLC, a silicone hose manufacturer in Corona, California, was losing revenue and customers on their formed hose product line. In an effort to change course, the company reached out to Professor Kash Gokli and Harvey Mudd College engineering students, hoping that their knowledge of modern manufacturing practices and their innovative ideas […]

HMC Biologists Develop New Software

March 5, 2018

Eliot Bush

Sometimes writing software is like any other kind of writing; it takes a few drafts to get it right, but the final result is worth the extra effort. Harvey Mudd College Biology Professor Eliot Bush knows that feeling. His recently released software program, xenoGI, which helps researchers reconstruct the history of genomic island insertions in […]

Williams Receives Diversity Mentor Award

February 28, 2018

Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College, mathematics faculty

Harvey Mudd College mathematician Talithia Williams is one of The Claremont Colleges Faculty Diversity award winners. The Claremont Colleges Diversity Working Group presented awards to Williams, Fernando Lozano (Pomona College), Sara Olson (Pomona College) and Suyapa G. Portillo Villeda (Pitzer College) on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Balch Auditorium on the Scripps campus. The Claremont Colleges […]

Students Publish Temporal Planning Research

February 19, 2018

Harvey Mudd College

Student researchers at Harvey Mudd aren’t exactly on a mission to Mars, but their work could lead to red planet rovers learning some new tricks. In a computer science/mathematics collaboration, Amy Huang ’18 and Liam Lloyd ’18 use geometry to seek ways to embed time management and efficiency into artificial intelligence technologies, aiming to produce […]

Mashek to Head Leading Nonprofit Advancing Viewpoint Diversity

February 6, 2018

Deb Mashek, Harvey Mudd College

The increase in political polarization is having a significant impact on college campuses. For Debra Mashek, professor of psychology at Harvey Mudd College, whose research lies in understanding human relationships and all of its complex layers, this is an opportune time to address this divide. Mashek has been appointed the inaugural executive director of Heterodox […]

Foothill Transit Class Pass

January 12, 2018

Class Pass flyer

The Claremont Colleges and Foothill Transit have teamed up to bring you a better way to get around town. The Class Pass is a pilot program that gives FREE rides on Foothill Transit local and Silver Streak buses to Harvey Mudd College students currently enrolled in at least one unit, faculty, and staff. Students, faculty, […]

Kapor Center Funds CS Equity Study

December 12, 2017

Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Colleen Lewis

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor Colleen Lewis believes that providing equitable access to computing careers, especially for women of color, is vital to social justice. She also believes that equity can be achieved and is taking steps to make it happen. Lewis recently applied for and was awarded a $10,000 private grant from the […]

Shuve Named KITP Scholar

December 12, 2017

Brian Shuve

Compared to many scientific disciplines that require specific instrumentation or a laboratory in which to conduct experiments, physics professor Brian Shuve’s research is rather unadorned. As a theorist, he says, “I need my mind, paper and pencil and a computer, but I also need a way of staying connected to the community.” As a 2018 […]