Topic: "Research"

Harvey Mudd Chemists Capture Journal Cover

February 10, 2016


The result of five years of ongoing research, a paper written by a Harvey Mudd College chemistry lab has been featured on the cover of the February 2016 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. In “Self-Assembly, Guest Capture, and NMR Spectroscopy of a Metal–Organic Cage in Water,” Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg, Eun […]

Trushkowsky Pens Paper on Crowdsourcing Research

January 26, 2016

Beth Trushkowsky

Harvey Mudd computer scientists are researching how to improve query processing systems by combining the precision of a computer database system and the interpretive abilities of the human mind. Such hybrid systems could improve the scope, accuracy and efficiency of information gathering and processing. In a paper recently accepted to the highly regarded journal of […]

CRA Recognizes Harvey Mudd Computer Scientists

January 7, 2016

CRA logo

Harvey Mudd College students Anna Ma ’17 and Alex Putman ’16 were selected as finalists from non-PhD-granting institutions for the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards for 2015. Sponsored this year by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, the prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing […]

Robot Researchers Invited to AI Conference

December 15, 2015

Juniors Sam Dietrich and Kyle Lund of the HEATlab

Human-robot teaming affects our daily lives in increasing ways—from cars that park themselves to apps that remotely control home appliances. Two Harvey Mudd College student research teams studying human-robot teaming have had abstracts accepted to the 2016 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference Feb. 12–17 in Phoenix, Arizona. The students are members […]

Weinstein Receives Schafer Prize Honorable Mention

November 16, 2015

Madeleine Weinstein '16

Already a published mathematician and seasoned presenter, Harvey Mudd College mathematics major Madeleine Weinstein ’16 is getting noticed: She was selected as an Honorable Mention recipient of the Alice T. Schafer Prize for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. Given by the Association for Women in Mathematics, the prize is for the most outstanding female mathematics undergraduate […]

Hawkins To Study Air Pollution With CAREER Grant

November 13, 2015

Hawkins, Lelia-05

A Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry is studying the nature of particulate air pollution to better understand how air pollution particles interact with light—a key problem in addressing climate change. In support of this research, Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professor Lelia Hawkins has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the […]

College Receives Chemistry Instrumentation Grant

November 9, 2015


Modern chemistry instruction relies on active-learning methods, including the use of instrumentation to better understand molecular structure and the properties of matter. A generous gift from the Fletcher Jones Foundation will enable Harvey Mudd College to continue offering high-quality experiential learning that transforms students into professionals. The $470,000 grant will enable the Department of Chemistry […]

Harvey Mudd Launches Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design

October 1, 2015

Harvey Mudd College Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design

Raising awareness about humanity’s increasing footprint on critical ecosystem services and resources is just one goal of the Harvey Mudd College Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, which the campus community officially launched Sept. 25. “Hixon Center programs build on the many sustainability initiatives and goals achieved since Harvey Mudd’s founding and draw on the […]

Dreyfus Foundation Award Supports Chemistry Lectureship and Research

September 10, 2015

Timothy Swager

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry has been awarded a 2015 Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Boissevain Lectureship awards provide support to bring a leading researcher to a primarily undergraduate institution to give a series of lectures in the chemical sciences, as well as to […]

Researchers Employ AUVs to Search for Shipwrecks

August 24, 2015

Harvey Mudd AUV

In an innovative effort to simplify shipwreck searches, a team from Harvey Mudd College and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, will spend a week on the island of Malta working to create an intelligent automated underwater vehicle (AUV) system for finding and mapping Mediterranean shipwrecks. During the Aug. 24–30 excursion researchers will work at […]

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