Category: "Harvey Mudd in the News"

President Klawe on Fortune’s List of World Leaders

March 26, 2014

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe was named to Fortune’s  “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list, a selection of leaders that includes Pope Francis, Bono, the Dalai Lama and Bill Clinton. “In an era that feels starved for leadership, we’ve found men and women who will inspire you—some famous, others little known, all of them energizing […]

HMC Confers Degrees at Commencement

May 23, 2013

Grads walk

Harvey Mudd College, the premier liberal arts college of engineering, science and mathematics, conferred bachelor of science degrees upon 180 students at its 55th commencement ceremony May 19 in Claremont, Calif. Nobel Laureate and physicist Carl Wieman gave the commencement address, sharing scientific evidence that the graduates’ college education had actually boosted their brainpower. An […]

HMC’s ROI Ranked No. 1 by Payscale

May 10, 2013

Graduates celebrate

Harvey Mudd College has the highest return on investment of all U.S. colleges and universities, according to PayScale, an online salary information company. In its 2013 College ROI report, which ranked HMC No. 1 in the nation, PayScale wrote, “For the second year in a row, this engineering powerhouse takes the top position on our […]

Shark-Tracking Project Featured in Science Publications

May 6, 2013

The Journal of Field Robotics published a paper co-authored by Clark and Gage, “Tracking and Following a Tagged Leopard Shark with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle,” in its May/June 2013 issue. Shark-tracking research done by Harvey Mudd College physics Professor Chris Clark and senior Chris Gage is featured this month in two science publications. Science World, […]

NPR Spotlights HMC’s Success Drawing Women to CS

May 2, 2013

Harvey Mudd College’s success in inspiring women to pursue computer science was featured May 1 on NPR’s All Things Considered. The NPR story highlights President Maria Klawe and faculty members’ efforts to encourage women to enter the computer science field as well as the innovative steps the Computer Science Department took in creating an appealing, […]

HMC to Celebrate 55th Commencement

April 22, 2013

Harvey Mudd College will celebrate its 55th Commencement ceremony in the Mudd Quadrangle at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013. The College expects to confer bachelor of science degrees upon 190 students. “We are so proud of the Class of 2013, and we look forward, with great anticipation, to their positive impact on our world,” […]

HMC Maintains Tradition of Excellence in Putnam Competition

April 5, 2013

Harvey Mudd College continued its reign as the top-scoring undergraduate institution in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, seen by many as the world’s most prestigious university-level mathematics competition. Of the 42 HMC students who spent Dec. 1, 2012 taking the very hard six-hour exam, many scored well in both the team and individual […]

HMC Students to Present at National ACS Meeting

April 4, 2013

Twelve Harvey Mudd College students will present their research findings at the 245th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, April 7-11 in New Orleans. The student’s work includes subjects such as the biomimetic synthesis of natural products, HIV-AIDS gene therapy and the use of nanostructured semiconductors for solar energy conversion. “Allowing our students to see […]

Upward Bound Program Success Soars

March 26, 2013

Harvey Mudd College’s Upward Bound (UB) program surpassed its goals for the 2011-2012 academic year, continuing on a successful course and aiming for higher marks in the future. The federally funded program helps low-income and potential first-generation college students improve their chances of getting into and graduating from a post-secondary institution. Ninety percent of the […]

Alumna Profiled in Biotech Business Magazine

March 20, 2013

Harvey Mudd College alumna Jennifer Holmgren ’81 is featured in an International Women’s Week story in BioSpectrum, a business magazine covering India’s biotech industry. In the article, Holmgren shares why she left a vice-president position with UOP to become the CEO of New Zealand-based LanzaTech, which develops low-carbon fuel technologies from industrial waste. “My interest […]