Category: "Students"

Harvey Mudd’s Homework Hotline Celebrates 30,000 Caller

November 5, 2019

Homework Hotline caller, Harvey Mudd College

Since Harvey Mudd College launched its Homework Hotline a decade ago, tutors have fulfilled a much-needed service that more than 30,000 student callers have utilized. HMC Homework Hotline tutor Lucy Wong ’22 answered the 30,000th call on Oct. 29 at 7:45 p.m. Wong says an eighth grade student from Paramount Park Middle School, a frequent […]

Uncovering New Signals of Long-Lived Particles

October 4, 2019

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

When Harvey Mudd College physics professor Brian Shuve began studying long-lived particles (LLPs) five or six years ago, the concept was somewhat of a fringe idea. Was it possible that particle collisions within the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were throwing off new particles that slipped unnoticed past LHC detectors and that those particles could hold […]

Students Win Global Case Competition

October 3, 2019

students and professor

For three years, Kash Gokli, professor of manufacturing practice and Engineering Clinic director, has advised a team of students competing in the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) student case competition. Each team advanced a little farther than the team before. This September in Las Vegas, Bohan Gao ’19, Charles Dawson ’19, Ryan Haughton ’19 […]

Music Informatics Research Accepted to International Workshop

September 16, 2019

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Research on machine learning and music is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field that encompasses data-driven approaches to the production, analysis and retrieval of music. Joint major in computer science and mathematics Mazda Moayeri ’20 knew very little about music informatics and deep learning, but that didn’t stop him from taking on this challenging new area. The […]

NSF Funds Evolutionary History Research

September 13, 2019

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, studies algorithmic issues in computational biology—in particular, the problem of phylogenetic tree reconciliation, a computational method used to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of related pairs of organisms by hypothesizing the evolutionary events that explain their incongruence. The reconciliation is a mapping of one tree onto the other […]

Porter and Macsai-Goren Receive Student Awards

September 11, 2019

Macsai-Goren receiving the First-Year Writing Award from Paul Steinburg

As part of its annual tradition to welcome new and returning students, Harvey Mudd College kicked off the 2019–2020 academic year Sept. 3 with a Convocation ceremony. Keynote speakers Hieu Nguyen, vice president for advancement, Tom Donnelly, chair of the faculty, and President Maria Klawe, spoke on the themes of the College mission and “seeing […]

NSF Supports Materials Science Research at Harvey Mudd

September 5, 2019

Hal Van Ryswyk

Three professors in three fields from two colleges are celebrating a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for the acquisition of a standardized integrated toolset for photovoltaics fabrication and characterization. Hal Van Ryswyk, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, and Pomona College physics professors Janice Hudgings and […]

Harvey Mudd Class of 2023

August 15, 2019

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College welcomes 224 outstanding students to the incoming class of 2023 this fall. Members of this class exhibit the collaborative spirit and desire to help others that thrives at Harvey Mudd. In their admission essays, students shared experiences that include organizing a workshop to raise awareness of social issues, developing a new system […]

Mudd Team Competes at RoboSub

August 14, 2019

MuddSub team

“More like a conference than a competition” For the first time, Harvey Mudd College fielded an entry in the RoboNation RoboSub competition, which has been contested annually for 21 years. The Harvey Mudd Robotics Team, MuddSub, fielded its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Alfie, against AUVs from other teams representing schools from 14 countries and several […]

NSF Supports Coral Reef Research

August 13, 2019

coral reef

Like an undersea version of the canary in a coal mine analogy, soft corals are indicator species whose vibrancy and health act as a gauge for the overall habitat of a coral reef. Coral reefs provide food, livelihoods and coastal protection for more than 500 million people worldwide and are among the ecosystems most threatened […]