Topic: "Mathematics"

Calvin Leung ’17 Receives Astronaut Scholarship

May 23, 2016

Calvin Leung '17

Mathematics and physics double major Calvin Leung ’17 is the 23rd Harvey Mudd College student to be named an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships for college students pursuing science and technology careers. Leung is one of 40 recipients of the prestigious $10,000 award for the 2016–2017 academic year. To be […]

Harvey Mudd Math Alumnus Elected Fellow of Royal Society

May 6, 2016

Jack Cuzick '70 and QMUL colleagues

Harvey Mudd College 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Jack Cuzick ’70 and recipient of the 2015 American Cancer Society Medal of Honor has been elected as a new Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Cuzick is Head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention and John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at Queen […]

Mudders Finish Strong at Modeling Contests

April 22, 2016

Shanahan Center

Faced with a slate of problems ranging from space junk to refugee immigration patterns, six Harvey Mudd student teams continued the College’s tradition of participating in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) this past February. The results of the 2016 contest are in, with four teams earning Honorable Mention. The concurrent […]

Mudders Impress at Putnam Competition

April 18, 2016

HMC-Onlin-web

Harvey Mudd College is once again the top-scoring undergraduate institution in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, considered one of the world’s most prestigious university-level mathematics competitions. Thirty-five Harvey Mudd College students spent the better part of Saturday, Dec. 5, taking the challenging six-hour exam, which requires a unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. In the […]

Celebration of Student Projects Kicks Off May 2

April 14, 2016

Harvey Mudd College

Experiential learning is an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience and, each spring, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 2 and 4), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 3, a showcase of projects […]

Three Goldwater Scholars Named at Harvey Mudd

April 13, 2016

Shanahan Center

Three Harvey Mudd College students have received the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. Christopher Hoyt ’18, Jonas Kaufman ’17 and Dina Sinclair ’17 each received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on […]

Students, Alumni Awarded NSF Research Fellowships

April 7, 2016

NSF fellowship recipients, Harvey Mudd students

Five Harvey Mudd College seniors are recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. Five recent Harvey Mudd graduates also received the prestigious fellowships. Two seniors and eight alumni received honorable mentions. The fellowship supports graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited […]

Malaria Researchers Publish Model Results

March 15, 2016

Susan Martonosi

Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness that afflicts millions and kills hundreds of thousands annually, many of them children. As global efforts to control the disease continue, the World Health Organization has called for improved predictive models to guide intervention strategies in areas where transmission dynamics are changing as malaria outbreaks are reduced or eliminated. To […]

Benjamin’s Book Ranked Among the Best

January 14, 2016

Benjamin, Arthur

How would you prove that, among any six people, there must exist either three mutual friends or three mutual strangers? Harvey Mudd mathematics Professor Arthur Benjamin’s book The Fascinating World of Graph Theory helps you tackle such problems with an informative approach that has earned it the American Library Association’s Outstanding Academic Title distinction. Graph […]

Weinstein Receives Schafer Prize Honorable Mention

November 16, 2015

Madeleine Weinstein '16

Already a published mathematician and seasoned presenter, Harvey Mudd College mathematics major Madeleine Weinstein ’16 is getting noticed: She was selected as an Honorable Mention recipient of the Alice T. Schafer Prize for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. Given by the Association for Women in Mathematics, the prize is for the most outstanding female mathematics undergraduate […]

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