Topic: "Mathematics"

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

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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 unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. In the United […]

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 […]

De Pillis Earns Top AMS Honor

October 30, 2015

dePillis, Lisette-01

Harvey Mudd College Professor of Mathematics and department Chair Lisette de Pillis has been elected into the 2016 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The Fellows program recognizes de Pillis for contributions to mathematical oncology and immunology research, leadership in mathematical biology education and service to the mathematical community. De Pillis is […]

Martonosi Elected to INFORMS Board

October 13, 2015

Susan Martonosi

Susan Martonosi, Joseph B. Platt Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has been elected to the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) board of directors and will serve as vice president of membership and professional recognition. Martonosi is president of INFORMS’ Forum for Women in Operations Research and Management Science (WORMS), […]

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