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Professor de Pillis Interviewed by People Behind the Science

February 4, 2019

Harvey Mudd Department of Mathematics Chair Lisette de Pillis

Lisette de Pillis, believes that to succeed in interdisciplinary work, it is essential to cooperate across disciplinary boundaries. So, she collaborates with colleagues who work in academia, medicine and biotechnology to create mathematical models to gain insight into immune-related diseases, such as type I diabetes and certain forms of cancer. The Norman F. Sprague Jr. […]

HMC Students at Health Hackathon

November 14, 2018

Sophia Cheng wears the West Wave monitor

Patients and clinicians treating rare diseases face myriad challenges. By definition, the rarity of a disease can mean that research on the condition, established protocol for diagnosis and treatment, and treatment itself are also rare. “Rare diseases” was the theme of the third annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon in New York City, where four Harvey […]

Harvey Mudd Student Named to Top Intern List

September 11, 2018

Djassi Julien '20, Harvey Mudd College student

Harvey Mudd College computer science and mathematics major, two-time Google intern and student leader Djassi Julien ’20 made the first WayUp Intern 100 List this summer. Julien applied to be included on the WayUp Intern 100 list and was selected based on his work ethic, contribution to projects and application of his knowledge. His ranking […]

Omar Wins Math Teaching Award

August 14, 2018

Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College math professor

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Mohamed Omar is one of the top mathematics educators honored for their dedication to teaching and engaging students by the Mathematical Association of America during the organization’s 2018 MathFest. The Henry L. Alder Award recognizes beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extra ordinarily successful and whose effectiveness […]

Su Receives MAA Award for Best Paper

August 11, 2018

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

At the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest meeting Aug. 3, Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Francis Su was awarded the The Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award, given to the best papers published in the MAA’s flagship journal, The American Mathematical Monthly. The paper recognized was the published version of a speech Su gave at […]

Teachers Prepared to Inspire with Math Modeling

July 30, 2018

IMMERSION participants at Harvey Mudd College, July 2018

Give two kindergartners 10 apples and ask them to divide the fruit between themselves. They may divide the apples equally with each getting five. Or, maybe one child is hungry, so that child gets more. Or, they may each take one and save the remaining eight to share with family and friends. One of the […]

NSF Grant to Elevate Math and CS Instruction

June 18, 2018

NSF logo

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 and book.

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 […]