Category: "Grant"

Harvey Mudd Chemistry Professor Participating in Nationwide Atmospheric Measurement Network

Lelia Hawkins

Researchers at a site in Joshua Tree National Park will measure airborne particulate matter as part of a $12 million, multi-state project. Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Chemistry Lelia Hawkins and her student researchers will be responsible for the new instrumental additions at this site, one of 12 such locations nationwide. Part of the […]

NSF Supports Physics Research in Quantum Gravity

Vatche Sahakian

Recent research in string theory has spawned a new idea that gravity—which is tightly linked to our perception of space and time—might be an illusion, an approximate framework that is not fundamental. “Instead,” says Harvey Mudd College Professor of Physics Vatche Sahakian, “the way information intertwines in quantum mechanics might underly what we end up […]

Three HMC Math Faculty Receive NSF Grants

Shanahan Center outdoor classroom

Awards from the National Science Foundation were granted to three members of the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. The grants will allow them to further research ranging from studying networks using mathematical models to determining best practices for in-class group work monitoring in K-12 education. Heather Zinn-Brooks’ project, “Advances in […]

Danae Schulz Receives NSF Early Career Grant

Danae Schulz

Danae Schulz, an assistant professor of biology at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation for her research “Characterizing molecular mechanisms that drive life cycle transitions in the African trypanosome.” The nearly $630,000 award covering a five-year period enables Schulz to pursue research questions […]

Organic Syntheses Inc. Grant Funds Summer Chemistry Research

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg

Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor David Vosburg has been selected to receive a grant from Organic Syntheses Inc. The $8,000 award, for summer research at a principally undergraduate institution, provides salary for a summer research student as well as materials and supplies. “We aim to perform organic syntheses that are beautiful and good, green and […]

Homework Hotline Receives $135,000 to Continue Free Math and Science Tutoring

tutor with caller

Harvey Mudd College’s Homework Hotline, a free, over-the-phone math and science tutoring service for students in grades 4 through 12, has received a $135,000 anonymous contribution that will allow the service to continue helping elementary through high school students with their homework. Homework Hotline (1.877.827.5462) is currently open for calls from 4 p.m. to 7 […]

NSF Supports Proposal for Community-Harvey Mudd Connection

Julie Medero and students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Harvey Mudd College a CIVIC Innovation Challenge research grant. “The goal of the CIVIC Innovation Challenge is to connect higher ed institutions with community partners to get solutions into the real world,” says computer science professor and grant co-principal investigator Julie Medero. “The planning grant supports the collaboration […]

Researchers Seek Better Software Testing Techniques

Lucas Bang

Software systems in programmable items—from household appliances to cars and planes—must be reliable and high quality to avoid inconvenient or disastrous consequences. In order to improve software quality, computer science researchers at Harvey Mudd College and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are seeking to improve software quality assurance techniques and have received funding from […]

Gallicchio Receives NSF CAREER Grant to Explore Quantum Entanglement

Jason Gallicchio

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to physics professor Jason Gallicchio, an expert in experimental cosmology, the study of the origin and evolution of the universe. The grant from the NSF Office of Multidisciplinary Activities and Quantum Information Science programs will fund the project “Using Astronomy to […]

Bassman and Students File Provisional Patent on Alloy Family

students pulling samples from a furnace

Professor of Engineering Lori Bassman, five Harvey Mudd College students, and two of her University of New South Wales colleagues, Kevin Laws and Patrick Conway, have filed a provisional patent on a family of novel compositionally complex metal alloys that were developed over two years during summer research. “The project goal was to develop alloys […]