Topic: "News"

Kirkegaard Earns Homeland Security Fellowship

April 30, 2015

Marie Kirkegaard '15

For demonstrating exceptional promise in the study of nuclear forensics, Marie Kirkegaard ’15 has received the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship. The award will support her PhD work in nuclear science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a program associated with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Kirkegaard is the only undergraduate […]

Students, Faculty, Staff Honored for Leadership

April 29, 2015

2015 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Award recipients

Great institutions rely on talented leaders, like those honored April 24 at Harvey Mudd College’s third annual Leadership Awards Ceremony. Leadership Awards affirm students, faculty and staff not only for their academic talents and job proficiency, but also for their engagement and contribution to the Harvey Mudd community. “These awards are a way of expressing our gratitude […]

College Tradition Celebrates Ingenuity, Collaboration May 4–6

April 28, 2015


Inspiring design and research is taking place all across the College. City of Hope Hospital has been working with the Harvey Mudd Clinic Program to create a wearable device to stream real-time video of an operation from a surgeon’s point of view. Meanwhile, a team of Harvey Mudd physicists, in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

Model Performances by Mudd Math Teams

April 27, 2015

The clock starts ticking Thursday at 5 p.m. sharp, and for four consecutive days, several teams of Mudders summon all their ingenuity, creativity and smarts to solve problems ranging from disease eradication to sustainable development. Seven intrepid Harvey Mudd teams competed in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) this […]

New Directions for Advancing Undergraduate Research

April 24, 2015

Kerry Karukstis August 2014 cropped photo

Five years in the works, a new journal volume, co-edited by Ray and Mary Ingwersen Professor of Chemistry and department chair Kerry Karukstis, is a helpful resource for those seeking effective practices for undergraduate research—a powerful form of engaged learning—and increased STEM student academic and career success. The special volume, titled “Enhancing and Expanding Undergraduate […]

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


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 […]

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