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Collaborative Coral Research Funded by NSF

April 22, 2015


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

Priya Donti '15

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

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 […]

Consortium Grant Promotes Diversity Among College Faculty

January 8, 2015

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

A new $1 million grant to The Claremont Colleges—Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps—will push forward efforts by this group of small, academically rigorous institutions to create a more diverse faculty for America’s colleges and universities. The grant was awarded as part of the five colleges’ acceptance as members of the Mellon Mays […]

Teagle Foundation Grant Provides Resources to Enhance 5-C Strengths

October 22, 2014

The Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges have received a three-year, $280,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation. This grant, in combination with a $50,000 commitment from the five undergraduate institutions at The Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Harvey Mudd College), will provide the 5-Cs an opportunity to plan together based on consortial […]

Claremont Colleges Receive $1.5 Million to Develop Digital Humanities

October 10, 2014

The five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont University Consortium—Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer College—have received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen and expand digital humanities (DH) teaching and scholarship across The Claremont Colleges and beyond. The emerging field of digital humanities studies the interactions between literature, […]

New Study Focuses on Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary Grades

October 2, 2014

As part of a groundbreaking national study to examine how intensive training can affect elementary school teachers’ use of mathematical modeling in the classroom, Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Levy will co-direct the IMMERSION project, funded by a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Levy will collaborate with school officials […]

NSF Grant Enables Engineers and Biologists to Study Migratory Populations

September 8, 2014

The natural, periodic migration patterns of humans, animals, insects and even bacteria provide us with information essential in making decisions that affect our environment, health, finances and safety. Seeking to better understand these movements, Harvey Mudd Associate Professor of Engineering Chris Clark has teamed with biologist Chris Lowe of California State University, Long Beach and […]

NSF Funds Computer Science Research in Evolutionary Biology

August 20, 2014

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Pairings of interacting organisms, like parasites and their hosts, interact in complex ways. A Harvey Mudd team of computational biologists seeking to better understand these interactions has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation. Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science and chair of the Computer Science Department, was awarded a continuing […]

NSF Awards Grant for Research on String Theory, Black Holes

June 13, 2014

Vatche Sahakian, associate professor of physics at Harvey Mudd College, was recently awarded a continuing three-year, $90,000 grant by the National Science Foundation for his research titled “Quantum Information in Matrix Black Holes and Black Hole Horizons in String Theory.” Sahakian’s ongoing project explores key ideas in string theory and quantum gravity, including the accounting […]