Category: "Mathematics" Page 2

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

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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 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 […]

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 […]