Category: "Students"

Bassman and Students File Provisional Patent on Alloy Family

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Professor of Engineering Lori Bassman, five Harvey Mudd College students, and two of her University of New South Wales colleagues, Kevin Laws and Patrick Conway, have filed a provisional patent on a family of novel compositionally complex metal alloys that were developed over two years during summer research. “The project goal was to develop alloys […]

2020 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

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Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its eighth annual Leadership Awards. Community members gathered via Zoom Meeting for this year’s awards ceremony celebrating students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the […]

HMC Students Examine COVID-19 Data in New Course

Weiqing Gu and students in classroom

Harvey Mudd College students are digging into COVID-19 data in real time in a new five-week spring semester course led by Weiqing Gu, McAlister Professor of Mathematics. COVID-19: Data Analytics/Machine Learning is a project-based, online course that is challenging a multidisciplinary group of 36 upper-level students to use materials collected from an international dataset to […]

Hwang Recognized for Alloy Research

Emily Hwang

Emily Hwang ’20, a chemistry major at Harvey Mudd College, was awarded the Best Poster Prize at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society annual meeting for her work “Computational Indicators of Ductility in Compositionally Complex B2 Alloys.” Hwang is part of engineering professor Lori Bassman’s applied mechanics research group, which studies compositionally complex alloys (CCAs). Conventional […]

Aria Beaupre ’21 Named a Goldwater Scholar

Aria Beaupre ’21, Goldwater Scholar

Aria Beaupre ’21, a Harvey Mudd College mathematics major known for making math joyful, accessible and inspiring on campus and beyond, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room […]

Biologists Publish African Trypanosome Research

Danae Schulz

Harvey Mudd College biology professor Danae Schulz studies a parasite that causes fatal disease in humans and animals. Along with student researchers and faculty collaborators, she has published research in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that investigates ways to inhibit the growth of the parasite, Trypanosoma brucei. Schulz, Matty Walsh ’20, Ellie Naudzius ’20, Savanah Diaz […]

Harvey Mudd Seniors Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Two Harvey Mudd seniors, Savana Ammons and Emily Hwang, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five seniors and four Harvey Mudd alumni were awarded honorable mentions, a significant academic achievement. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are […]

Watson Fellow Marino ’20 to Work Out Around the World

Victoria Marino '20

Workouts build more than muscle, they’re also helpful for managing stress, overcoming mental and physical barriers and, for Harvey Mudd College engineering major Victoria Marino ’20, being the best version of herself. A Watson Fellowship will allow Marino to explore “Beyond the Playground: International Workouts.” As a 2020 Watson Fellow, she receives a $36,000 stipend […]

CS Researchers Win Best Paper at ICAART

Julius Lauw with the award for best paper.

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez and his students Julius Lauw ’20, Dominique Macias ’19, Akshay Trikha ’21 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 won the Best Paper award at the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2020) for “The Bias-Expressivity Trade-off.” The paper, one of three that Montañez and students from […]

Students Participate in Putnam Competition

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The results of the nationwide 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition were recently announced, and Harvey Mudd College did well, placing 41st out of 570 participating institutions. Twenty-seven HMC students spent Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, taking this very difficult six-hour exam, which requires a unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. The median score for […]