Topic: "Mathematics"

Dean of Faculty Announces Promotions, Appointments

February 24, 2015


Promotions Two Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure at the meeting of the Board of Trustees earlier this month. Associate Professor of Engineering Chris Clark has been promoted to professor with continuous tenure. Clark joined the Department of Engineering in fall in 2012 as an associate professor after having spent a year […]

Math Simplified Through Mime

February 18, 2015


In connection with the spring Michael E. Moody Lecture, the husband-and-wife team of Tim and Tanya Chartier will present a free Mime show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Harvey Mudd Shanahan Center Auditorium. In Mime-matics, the Chartiers explore mathematical ideas through the art of mime, illustrating and simplifying complex math […]

Williams to Receive MAA Alder Award for Teaching

February 16, 2015

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The Mathematical Association of America has chosen Talithia Williams, associate professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, to receive its 2015 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member. The award honors faculty members whose teaching is effective and extraordinary and extends its influence beyond the classroom. Recipients receive $1,000 and […]

Alumni Association Honors Mudd Alumni and Friends

February 12, 2015


The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, May 2, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected three alumni—Jim Erickson ’75, Andrew […]

Students to Present Research on Human-Robot Teaming

November 24, 2014

Robustness in Probabilistic Temporal Planning

Who hasn’t had their cell phone ring at an awkward moment? Researchers at Harvey Mudd want to develop technology that intuitively adapts to the natural rhythms of our lives, so they are experimenting with new techniques for human‐robot teaming. The work is being done in computer science Professor James Boerkoel’s HEATlab (Human Experience and Agent Teamwork […]

Alumnus Honored as 2014 Apker Finalist

November 20, 2014


Harvey Mudd College physics graduate Jaron Kent-Dobias ’14 was selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s 2014 LeRoy Apker Award. The Apker Award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, providing encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Kent-Dobias is the College’s eighth Apker finalist since […]

Castro Receives Top Mathematics Distinction

November 5, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Mathematics Alfonso Castro has been selected into the 2015 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS Fellows program recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics. According to the AMS website, Castro is recognized for “contributions […]

Endowed Chair Appointments Include New Stauffer Chair

October 16, 2014

Hal Van Ryswyk

Harvey Mudd College has appointed Professor of Chemistry Hal Van Ryswyk to the inaugural John Stauffer Professorship in Chemistry, an endowed chair established in 2014 by the trustees of the John Stauffer Charitable Trust and with matching funds from the College. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, the John […]

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 […]

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