Category: "Mathematics"

Castro Named to McAlister Professorship

November 15, 2019

Alfonso Castro

Alfonso Castro has been named McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Established in 2018 by longtime supporters Robert and Barbara McAlister to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member within the Department of Mathematics, the appointment includes an annual discretionary fund to support travel, research or teaching. Endowed faculty chairs […]

Math for America at HMC

October 11, 2019

Math for America participants at HMC

In 2018, mathematics professor Darryl Yong ’96, computer science professors Colleen Lewis and Zachary Dodds and Karen Gallagher (USC) launched their National Science Foundation funded project, “Math for America Los Angeles: Elevating Mathematics and Computer Science Instruction through Teacher Leadership.” A collaborative effort between USC, Harvey Mudd College, school districts in the greater Los Angeles […]

Music Informatics Research Accepted to International Workshop

September 16, 2019

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Research on machine learning and music is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field that encompasses data-driven approaches to the production, analysis and retrieval of music. Joint major in computer science and mathematics Mazda Moayeri ’20 knew very little about music informatics and deep learning, but that didn’t stop him from taking on this challenging new area. The […]

Clinic Program Offers Social Justice Focus

July 29, 2019

students with solar panels

The 2018–2019 Clinic Program included three projects (two engineering and one mathematics) that allowed a team of Clinic students to work on a project related to social justice. Funded in part by an educational leadership grant that President Maria Klawe received from the Carnegie Corporation, the three projects supported non-profit organizations with technical expertise. “One […]

BEAM Pathway Leads to HMC

June 27, 2019

BEAM students and faculty member

For three weeks this summer, East Dorm will be home to 40 math-minded seventh graders and their chaperones. The students, all from the Los Angeles area, were selected through a highly competitive admission process to participate in the Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) Pathway program, a free, residential summer camp for students who like […]

Goldwater Scholarship Awarded to Harvey Mudd Math Student

May 10, 2019

Portrait of Havi Ellers '20

Havi Ellers, a junior majoring in mathematics 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, 496 […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

April 18, 2019

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]

2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 15, 2019

NSF logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Olivia Watkins and Karina Cho, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and one senior, Shyan Akmal, and four alumni were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Watkins, who is a member of the 2018–2019 […]

Gu Named to McAlister Professorship

April 12, 2019

Weiqing Gu

Weiqing Gu has been named the inaugural McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Established in 2018 by longtime supporters Robert and Barbara McAlister to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member within the Department of Mathematics, the appointment includes an annual discretionary fund to support travel, research or teaching. Endowed […]

Su Named Honor Society Visiting Scholar

March 13, 2019

Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society 2019–2020 Visiting Scholar. The program offers undergraduates at more than 100 colleges and universities the opportunity to interact with some of America’s leading thinkers. Over two-day visits, the scholars attend classroom discussions and seminars, meet […]