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Physics Paper Delves Inside the Box

April 24, 2018

Black Box

Somewhere in the basement of the Harvey Mudd Department of Physics, there’s a nameless black box. But its unremarkable looks and lack of an official moniker belie its capabilities. Built in 2016 by mathematics and physics major Calvin Leung ’17 and physics major Amy Brown ’17, the black box contains photon detectors, a camera lens […]

May 2 NOVA Wonders Screening Features Harvey Mudd Math Professor

April 19, 2018

Nova Wonders

Harvey Mudd College professor Talithia Williams believes in the power of data and has become an outspoken advocate for collecting and understanding personal health information in order to become an expert on oneself. Her TEDx Talk on this topic, which includes discussions about tracking blood pressure, temperature and weight, has been viewed online nearly 1.5 […]

Lape Awarded Distinguished Teaching Professorship at Princeton

April 18, 2018

Nancy Lape, engineering professor, Harvey Mudd College

Nancy Lape, associate professor of engineering at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded the William R. Kenan, Jr. Visiting Professorship for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. The award is given to individuals “who have set standards for exceptional scholarship and distinguished teaching.” Selected for demonstrated excellence in teaching and for her capacity to bring new […]

CAREER Achievement

March 22, 2018

Jessica Wu

“We are now in a post-genomic era,” says Assistant Professor of Computer Science Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu. “The first human genome took 15 years and $2.7 billion to sequence. Now, 15 years later, companies can do it for $1,000 and get you results in three months. Getting genetic data is easy; the new challenge is understanding […]

NSF Funds REU Project

March 19, 2018

NSF logo

Driven by a desire to find funding for student research, Harvey Mudd College Professors Lisette de Pillis (Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences, professor of mathematics and department chair) and Tanja Srebotnjak (director of the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design) looked to the National Science Foundation for options. “I really wanted to […]

Sahakian Authors Physics e-Book

March 15, 2018

Cover of Physics on the Edge

In his new book, Physics on the Edge, Vatche Sahakian, professor of physics at Harvey Mudd College, seeks to share topics of modern physics with a general audience using novel e-book technology. Beginning April 5, to celebrate the book’s release, Sahakian will deliver a series of lectures on campus called “Physics on the Edge of […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2018 Awards

March 14, 2018

HMC seal

The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, April 28, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni Given from alumni to alumni, the award recognizes individuals who […]

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 […]