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Lab Heats Up With Second RSS Poster

June 13, 2016

Robot Brunch team members Sam Dietrich '17 and Kyle Lund '17

Imagine a warehouse where a team of robots must coordinate its movements in a well-defined grid to fetch and deliver pallets so that human workers can pick and place items from the pallets into shipping boxes. The exact duration of a robot’s transition time from one location to another may be beyond the control of […]

Students to Present Human-Robot Trust Research

May 16, 2016

Paeng at work in the HEATlab.

Autonomous robots have become increasingly prevalent in everyday life, from driverless cars and home-assistive robots to unmanned aerial vehicles. As we entrust these robots with more and more autonomy, users must address the notion of whether robots are capable of making trustworthy decisions—research that is currently being conducted in the Harvey Mudd College HEATlab. HEATlab […]

Celebration of Student Projects Kicks Off May 2

April 14, 2016

Harvey Mudd College

Experiential learning is an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience and, each spring, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 2 and 4), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 3, a showcase of projects […]

Three Goldwater Scholars Named at Harvey Mudd

April 13, 2016

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Three Harvey Mudd College students have received the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. Christopher Hoyt ’18, Jonas Kaufman ’17 and Dina Sinclair ’17 each received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on […]

Students, Alumni Awarded NSF Research Fellowships

April 7, 2016

NSF fellowship recipients, Harvey Mudd students

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

Gerbode Named 2016 Cottrell Scholar

April 5, 2016

Sharon Gerbode.

Harvey Mudd College Assistant Professor of Physics Sharon Gerbode has been named one of two dozen 2016 Cottrell Scholars, a distinction given to top early career academic scientists by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). She is one of the first undergraduate college professors to receive the honor since the Cottrell College Science Awards […]

Malaria Researchers Publish Model Results

March 15, 2016

Susan Martonosi

Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness that afflicts millions and kills hundreds of thousands annually, many of them children. As global efforts to control the disease continue, the World Health Organization has called for improved predictive models to guide intervention strategies in areas where transmission dynamics are changing as malaria outbreaks are reduced or eliminated. To […]

Harvey Mudd Chemists Capture Journal Cover

February 10, 2016

Cover of Chemical Education book.

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

Computing Research Association 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 […]