Category: "Mathematics"

NSF Grant to Elevate Math and CS Instruction

June 18, 2018

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As employment trends shift to meet the changes brought about by technological evolution, computer science has become a basic skill necessary for participation in the modern workforce. However, California students in high poverty, high minority and urban public schools often don’t have access to quality math and computer science education and are therefore sometimes prevented […]

Williams’ Book Highlights Female Mathematicians

June 11, 2018

Talithia Williams, author of "Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics"

Through her new book Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Talithia Williams hopes everyone can become better informed about influential women in her field. “Growing up in Columbus, Georgia, I didn’t know any women who looked like me did math. It wasn’t until I got to Spelman College […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Join 7C Leadership Program

June 11, 2018

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To prepare faculty for the challenges of effective leadership and to shape positive institutional change, The Claremont Colleges are offering a new opportunity for faculty across the seven campuses. Three Harvey Mudd College faculty members—Vivien Hamilton, Susan Martonosi and Katherine Van Heuvelen—were selected to participate in the inaugural year of the program. The yearlong Claremont […]

Jacobsen Awarded Mudd Prize

May 17, 2018

Jon Jacobsen and Maria Klawe

Jon Jacobsen, professor of mathematics and former vice president for student affairs and dean of students, is the recipient of the 2018 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. Jacobsen accepted the award from President Maria Klawe at the College’s 60th Commencement ceremony May 13. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is […]

Students Recognized for CS Research

May 7, 2018

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Two Harvey Mudd College students have been recognized by the Computing Research Association (CRA). Daniel Johnson ’18 was named a runner up and Jordan Haack ’19 received an honorable mention in the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition. The prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of […]

Students Participate in Math Modeling Contest

May 1, 2018

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

The results of the 2018 International Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) have been announced. Three Harvey Mudd College teams competed against others from around the world (10,670 teams in the MCM and 9,932 in the ICM). In ICM competition, Colin Adams ’19, Rachel Barcklay ’20 and Carla Becker ’18 earned the ICM Honorable […]

May 2 NOVA Wonders Screening Features Harvey Mudd Math Professor

April 19, 2018

NOVA Wonders, co-hosted by Harvey Mudd Professor Talithia Williams

Harvey Mudd College professor Talithia Williams believes in the power of data and has become an outspoken advocate for collecting and understanding personal health information in order to become an expert on oneself. Her TEDx Talk on this topic, which includes discussions about tracking blood pressure, temperature and weight, has been viewed online nearly 1.5 […]

Harvey Mudd Chemistry Student Named Goldwater Scholar

April 19, 2018

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Leah Stevenson ’19, an aspiring chemist at Harvey Mudd College, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. This year, 211 scholarships […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins April 30

April 19, 2018

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In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (April 30 and May 2), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 1, a showcase […]