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HMC-Wide Effort Produces Face Shields for Healthcare Providers

Liz Orwin

Thanks to a collaborative effort among Harvey Mudd College alumni, faculty and staff, the College has begun producing hundreds of face shields to be distributed to local healthcare providers. Using an open-source design co-created by Elizabeth Johansen ’01, engineering professor David Harris, his son, Abraham, and HMC machine shop manager Drew Price have been printing […]

2020 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

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Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its eighth annual Leadership Awards. Community members gathered via Zoom Meeting for this year’s awards ceremony celebrating 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 […]

HMC Students Examine COVID-19 Data in New Course

Weiqing Gu and students in classroom

Harvey Mudd College students are digging into COVID-19 data in real time in a new five-week spring semester course led by Weiqing Gu, McAlister Professor of Mathematics. COVID-19: Data Analytics/Machine Learning is a project-based, online course that is challenging a multidisciplinary group of 36 upper-level students to use materials collected from an international dataset to […]

Harvey Mudd Donates PPE Supplies to Local Hospital

Sharon Gerbode gathers PPE for donation to local hospital

Harvey Mudd College faculty members, led by physics professor Sharon Gerbode, gathered excess personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies from their labs and donated them to Huntington Memorial Hospital this week. Gerbode sought ways to support health care workers and help them stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. She learned about PPE Link, a service created […]

Biologists Publish African Trypanosome Research

Danae Schulz

Harvey Mudd College biology professor Danae Schulz studies a parasite that causes fatal disease in humans and animals. Along with student researchers and faculty collaborators, she has published research in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that investigates ways to inhibit the growth of the parasite, Trypanosoma brucei. Schulz, Matty Walsh ’20, Ellie Naudzius ’20, Savanah Diaz […]

Yong Receives AMS Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

Darryl Yong

For his many sustainable and replicable contributions to mathematics and mathematics education, the American Mathematical Society Committee on Education awarded Darryl Yong ’96 the 2020 AMS Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. Mathematics professor and Mathematics Clinic director at Harvey Mudd College, Yong is an accomplished mathematician who has written six […]

NSF Renews Research Funding for CS Faculty

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Harvey Mudd College computer science professors George Montañez and Lucas Bang have received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for a renewal of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at Harvey Mudd College. Focusing on computer systems, with an eye toward search, artificial intelligence and data science, the REU brings the most compelling aspects of […]

CS Researchers Win Best Paper at ICAART

Julius Lauw with the award for best paper.

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez and his students Julius Lauw ’20, Dominique Macias ’19, Akshay Trikha ’21 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 won the Best Paper award at the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2020) for “The Bias-Expressivity Trade-off.” The paper, one of three that Montañez and students from […]

Nguyen Receives SIGCSE 2020 Best Paper Honors

An Nguyen

Harvey Mudd College computer science major An Nguyen ’22 received an award for Best Paper (CS education research track) from SIGCSE 2020 Technical Symposium judges. Co-authored by computer science professor Colleen Lewis, Nguyen’s paper is titled “Competitive Enrollment Policies in Computing Departments Negatively Predict First-Year Students’ Sense of Belonging, Self-Efficacy, and Perception of Department.” As […]

Harvey Mudd College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

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Harvey Mudd College is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright scholars (faculty, researchers and administrators) for 2019–2020 among bachelor’s institutions, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Three baccalaureate institutions—Harvey Mudd, Washington and Lee University, and Wheaton College (Illinois)—topped the list with three scholars each. The Fulbright Program was […]