Topic: "Grant"

Hawkins To Study Air Pollution With CAREER Grant

November 13, 2015

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A Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry is studying the nature of particulate air pollution to better understand how air pollution particles interact with light—a key problem in addressing climate change. In support of this research, Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professor Lelia Hawkins has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the […]

College Receives Chemistry Instrumentation Grant

November 9, 2015

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Modern chemistry instruction relies on active-learning methods, including the use of instrumentation to better understand molecular structure and the properties of matter. A generous gift from the Fletcher Jones Foundation will enable Harvey Mudd College to continue offering high-quality experiential learning that transforms students into professionals. The $470,000 grant will enable the Department of Chemistry […]

Harvey Mudd Receives Funding for Underwater Robotics Lab

November 4, 2015

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A grant from the Hearst Foundation to create an underwater robotics laboratory means Harvey Mudd College students and faculty will no longer have to use a faculty member’s private swimming pool to deploy and test underwater robot systems. The $100,000 grant, combined with $26,000 from a previous National Science Foundation grant and about $10,000 in […]

Researchers Employ AUVs to Search for Shipwrecks

August 24, 2015

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In an innovative effort to simplify shipwreck searches, a team from Harvey Mudd College and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, will spend a week on the island of Malta working to create an intelligent automated underwater vehicle (AUV) system for finding and mapping Mediterranean shipwrecks. During the Aug. 24–30 excursion researchers will work at […]

Science Bus Awarded Biology Grant

June 29, 2015

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Science Bus, a student-run volunteer organization at Harvey Mudd College that brings weekly hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) lessons to elementary school students, was awarded €1,600 ($1,800) from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology to develop and teach evolution-themed lessons. More than 50 Science Bus student volunteers raise funds, develop lessons and work […]

Mudders Among First Mellon Mays Fellows

June 4, 2015

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Two Harvey Mudd College rising juniors are among 10 inaugural fellows selected for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program, an initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that aims to increase faculty diversity at The Claremont Colleges by supporting underrepresented students to pursue careers as professors. Cesar Orellana and Willie Zuniga were each selected […]

New Directions for Advancing Undergraduate Research

April 24, 2015

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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

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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 […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 15, 2015

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Priya Donti, a Harvey Mudd College senior with an interest in climate change and renewable energy, was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, six recent Harvey Mudd graduates received the prestigious awards. One current senior and five alumni received honorable mentions. Donti received the NSF Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing […]

Orwin Receives Grant for Corneal Tissue Research

January 14, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Engineering and department Chair Elizabeth Orwin ’95 has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for an ongoing research project aimed at helping those with corneal disease see better. Titled “Controlling Cell Phenotype in a Tissue-Engineered Corneal Model,” the research seeks to create viable, transparent corneal tissue […]

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