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Mudders Impress at 2017 Putnam Competition

April 12, 2017

Harvey Mudd College

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-three HMC students spent the better part of Saturday, Dec. 3, taking this notoriously difficult six-hour exam, which requires unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. The median score for the […]

Seniors, Alumni Garner NSF Fellowships

April 10, 2017

NSF GRFP logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors are recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. Seven recent Harvey Mudd graduates also received the prestigious fellowships. Three seniors and three alumni received honorable mentions. The fellowship supports graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited […]

Computer Science Department Publications

April 6, 2017

Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The Harvey Mudd College Computer Science Department seems to have developed an algorithm for productivity. Four papers have recently been accepted for presentation and/or publication. A paper by math major Bo Zhang ’17 and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu has been accepted to the International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications. “Co-estimation […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2017 Awards

March 1, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, April 29, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected seven alumni to receive the […]

Harvey Mudd Math Professor Awarded Clare Booth Luce Scholarship

February 20, 2017

Harvey Mudd Department of Mathematics Chair Lisette de Pillis

Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) selected Lisette de Pillis, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, to attend the 2017 HERS Institute at the University of Denver, June 18–July 1. De Pillis was awarded a Clare Booth Luce (CBL) Scholarship that provides full tuition, accommodations, meals and travel for the […]

Harvey Mudd Math Alumnus to Receive CBE from the Queen

January 5, 2017

Jack Cuzick

Harvey Mudd College 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Jack Cuzick ’70, recipient of the 2015 American Cancer Society Medal of Honor and Fellow of the Royal Society will receive a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Cuzick, whose work has been featured in Harvey Mudd College Magazine, is Director of Queen Mary University of London’s Wolfson […]

Computing Research Association Recognizes Two Harvey Mudd Students

December 16, 2016

Computing Research Association logo

Harvey Mudd College computer science and mathematics major Jane Wu ’18 has received a Computing Research Association (CRA) 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for Non-PhD-granting institutions. Alex Ozdemir ’17 is a finalist. The prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing research. Harvey Mudd College is the […]

Mathemagician Art Benjamin to Receive Public Outreach Award

December 13, 2016

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, will receive the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Public Outreach. The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) represents the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Presented annually, the JPBM […]

Mathematics of Voting Class Proves Enlightening

November 11, 2016

Michael Orrison, Harvey Mudd professor of mathematics

As Harvey Mudd community members gather across campus to discuss election results and to process their feelings about them, we found one group of students who share a unique perspective on the outcome, due in part to their participation in Professor Michael Orrison’s Mathematics of Voting class. One of their takeaways: how you vote may matter […]