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NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 15, 2015

Priya Donti '15

Priya Donti, a Harvey Mudd College senior with an interest in climate change and renewable energy, was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, six recent Harvey Mudd graduates received the prestigious awards. One current senior and five alumni received honorable mentions. Donti received the NSF Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing […]

“Queen of Green” Mary D. Nichols to Speak at Harvey Mudd Commencement

April 14, 2015

Mary D. Nichols, Harvey Mudd Commencement speaker

California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols will address some of the nation’s most gifted engineering, science and mathematics graduates when she delivers the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 57th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 17. Harvey Mudd senior Priya Donti recommended her to classmates as someone they should consider for commencement speaker. “Mary Nichols […]

Benjamin Named to Smallwood Family Chair

April 8, 2015

Benjamin, Arthur

Mathemagician Art Benjamin is the inaugural holder of the Smallwood Family Chair, an endowed professorship established to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member in engineering, mathematics or computer science. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, the Smallwood Family Chair was established by Scott R. and […]

College Continues Tradition of Putnam Excellence

April 2, 2015

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Combining cleverness and problem-solving skills, Harvey Mudd College students continued a longstanding tradition of success at this year’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, considered one of the world’s most prestigious university-level mathematics competitions. Thirty-six Harvey Mudd students spent Dec. 6, 2014, taking the difficult exam along with more than 4,000 other students across the United States […]

New Report on Women in STEM Features Harvey Mudd’s CS Program

March 26, 2015

women at computer

A new report on women in STEM features Harvey Mudd College’s computer science program as an example of how educational institutions can dramatically increase women’s representation in computing. Solving the Equation: The variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, released on March 26 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), assesses the current […]

Two Seniors Earn Watson Fellowships

March 26, 2015

Priya Donti '15 and Sophia Williams '15

Harvey Mudd College seniors Priya Donti (joint computer science/mathematics) and Sophia Williams (engineering) have each been awarded one of this year’s prestigious Watson Fellowships. Fifty fellows were chosen from more than 700 candidates worldwide. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for purposeful, independent study outside the United States, awarded to graduating seniors […]

College Announces Chemistry Research Fellowships

March 17, 2015

Chemistry Professor Lelia Hawkins works with a student researcher.

Harvey Mudd College announces the creation of a new endowed research fellowship fund in the Department of Chemistry. The fund will provide income each year to support an undergraduate research fellowship that will be named, in alternating years, in honor of emeriti professors of chemistry Mitsuru Kubota and Philip C. Myhre in recognition of their […]

Conceptual Art Installation Turning Heads

March 16, 2015

Kirklann Lau '16 and Alejandro Frias '14

On the ground floor in the northwest corridor of Harvey Mudd College’s Parsons Building, you’ll find an interesting, if not puzzling, piece of art titled Wall Drawing 305. The 9-by-28-foot area, filled with intersecting pencil-drawn lines, shapes, focal points and cryptic notes, is an example of “instruction-based art,” a technique employed by conceptual artists that […]

Harvey Mudd No. 1 for Return on Investment

March 13, 2015

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For the fourth year in a row, Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 1 in the nation for return on college investment in PayScale’s 2015 College ROI Report, released recently by the online salary information company. Harvey Mudd tops the overall list with a 20-year ROI of $985,300 and comes in at No. 1 in the three […]

Vosburg Honored for “Good and Beautiful, Green and Clever” Chemistry

March 5, 2015

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For his commitment to sustainable education, Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education, sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Environmental Improvement (ACS-CEI). Vosburg uses green chemistry principles to shape curriculum in organic courses and laboratories […]

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