Category: "Grant"

It’s all Relative. Or is it?

September 21, 2017

Vatche Sahakian

Recent developments in physics seem to point to a foundational rethinking of our understanding of physics principles and the notion of space-time. Harvey Mudd College physics professor Vatche Sahakian has begun research aimed at the ultimate resolution of these puzzles with “RUI: Emergent Spacetime in Matrix Theory,” a project recently funded by the National Science Foundation […]

Access Granted

September 20, 2017

Mike Erlinger

Professor Mike Erlinger’s early days at Harvey Mudd College were also the early days of computer networking. Joining the College faculty in 1981, he contributed to the development of the Computer Science Department and has since built a career working extensively in network security and management as well as K–12 computer science education. Now, two […]

Department of Chemistry Receives Second MRI Grant

September 15, 2017

Professor Jerry Van Hecke and students

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry is celebrating the news of a grant for equipment that is considered a fundamental tool in thermal analysis.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing funds to Harvey Mudd College for the acquisition of a Thermal Analysis Model DSC 250 Differential Scanning Calorimeter, an important instrument that provides […]

Biology Professor Receives NSF Funding

September 5, 2017

Dan Stoebel

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $112,226 to Harvey Mudd College Professor of Biology Daniel Stoebel for his project “RUI: The transcriptional response to quantitative variation in RpoS concentration in E. coli.” The award is expected to total $327,962 over three years. This proposal will expand opportunities for students in many ways, […]

NSF Funds New NMR in Chemistry Dept.

August 10, 2017

Chemistry department

To take full advantage of its innovative chemistry curriculum and maintain the position as one of the country’s leading undergraduate chemistry programs, the Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry has undertaken a successful, comprehensive instrumentation replacement and acquisition plan for the last three years.  Through the generosity of foundations, alumni and friends, the department has […]

NSF Grant Supports Storage-System Research

August 8, 2017

Geoff Kuenning consults with two students during a class

To help enhance the quality of systems research, the National Science Foundation has awarded Harvey Mudd College computer science professor Geoff Kuenning a grant totaling $161,186. The project, “Collaborative Research: CI-SUSTAIN: National File System Trace Repository,” will help alleviate a longstanding problem in the study of computer systems: the difficulty of providing workloads to drive […]

Rose Hills Foundation Supports Harvey Mudd Chemistry

July 31, 2017

Harvey Mudd chemistry laboratory

The Rose Hills Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Harvey Mudd College to support the modernization of the Department of Chemistry instructional laboratories. The 58-year-old facility that houses the College’s chemistry department, the Jacobs Science Center, was HMC’s first laboratory building and has not had a major renovation since 1993. The Rose Hills Foundation […]

NSF Grant Supports Inorganic Chemistry Education

July 26, 2017

Harvey Mudd chemistry professor Adam Johnson

Inorganic chemistry is a diverse field with research areas ranging from understanding biological systems to making new materials and is critical to solving many STEM-related societal issues. So, improving student learning and interest in inorganic chemistry is a national imperative. Encouraging faculty to adopt teaching strategies that engage and inspire students to continue in STEM […]

Upward Bound Grant Renewed

July 13, 2017

Angie Covarrubias Aguilar

When Angie Covarrubias Aguilar found out her proposal to renew the Upward Bound grant at Harvey Mudd College had been accepted, she was thrilled. And relieved. “We submitted the grant proposal in November and heard it had been accepted on May 30, the day before it was set to expire,” she says. Instead of celebrating, […]

Donors Respond, Support Harvey Mudd Diversity Programs

May 24, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Recognizing that excellence, diversity and inquiry go hand in hand, the College is building a more gender- and ethnically diverse student body, thereby strengthening the education and experience for all students. “STEM-focused, higher education institutions have long struggled with underrepresentation of historically marginalized communities,” says Sumun Pendakur, co-chief diversity officer, associate dean for institutional diversity […]