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HMC and Piazza Launch First Online Community Mentorship Program to Support STEM Women

Harvey Mudd College and Piazza today launched the first online community mentorship program to support students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. WitsOn (Women in Technology Sharing Online) connects undergraduates pursuing STEM degrees with female mentors from industry and academia who can speak from personal experience about issues of particular concern to young […]

HMC Jumps to No. 12 in U.S. News Rankings

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 12 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released today. The College rose from last year’s No. 18 slot to sharing the No. 12 position this year with Davidson College in North Carolina. HMC ranked No. 1 for selectivity, had the […]

HMC Professor’s Investigation of Cucumber Tendrils Reveals Possible Adaptive Spring

Imagine a spring that relaxes or tightens its hold depending on how far it is stretched. Such an adaptive device might be possible according to breakthrough biophysics research conducted by Harvey Mudd College’s Assistant Professor of Physics Sharon Gerbode during her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Gerbode and collaborators Joshua Puzey, Andrew McCormick and L. […]

HMC Makes Top 10 Tech Campus List

Harvey Mudd College made the “Top 10” list of college campuses that use technology effectively, according to survey results by Unigo, an online resource for college information. The list, “Top 10 Wired Campuses,” features schools that not only have campus-wide Wi-Fi and computer access but also courses that train students to use future technologies. HMC […]

College Welcomes Class of 2016

Harvey Mudd College attracts some of the most promising students in the world, and its incoming Class of 2016 continues that tradition. The 199 first-years boast stellar academics and unique achievements such as raising award-winning carnivorous plants, setting the entire U.S. history to music, and coaching a middle school science Olympiad team. “The Class is […]

HMC Named a Best College by Princeton Review

Harvey Mudd College has been named one of the country’s top undergraduate institutions in The Princeton Review’s 2013 college guide, “The Best 377 Colleges.” HMC ranked No. 6 in the  “Professors Get High Marks” category, and No. 9 in “Students Study the Most.” The rankings are based on a survey of 122,000 students who rated […]

CS Professor Featured in USA Today

Computer science Department Chair Ran Libeskind-Hadas was featured in a USA Today article about the gender gap in math and science fields. In the article, “Math and science fields battle persistent gender gap,” Libeskind-Hadas shared the importance of allowing students to choose how they want to apply the skills they are acquiring. “Many of the […]

HMC Among Forbes’ Top Colleges, on MSNBC

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 28 in Forbes‘  2012 list of America’s Top Colleges, and was listed as a Most Entrepreneurial College, coming in at no. 15 among the 20 selected. Forbes based its rankings on five categories: post-graduate success, student satisfaction, debt loads and default rates, four-year graduation rates and competitive awards, like the […]

Joseph Platt Recognized in L.A. Times Obituary

An obituary of Joseph B. Platt was published in the June 13, 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Times. The Times writes: “Launching a new college would ‘clearly be a great adventure but so is jumping off a bridge,’ physicist Joseph B. Platt wrote decades after accepting the challenge in 1956 to become the founding […]