Category: "HMC In the News"

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, […]

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 […]

NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers Profiles President Klawe

March 14, 2013

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe was featured on the latest episode of PBS’s Emmy-nominated NOVA web series, The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers. On the March 14 episode, President Klawe describes her path to becoming an accomplished mathematician and computer scientist. She explains how she found common ground between her award-winning scholarly work […]

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

September 12, 2012

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

August 30, 2012

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

August 28, 2012

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 […]

HMC Named a Best College by Princeton Review

August 21, 2012

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

August 2, 2012

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 […]