Category: "Students"

NSF Supports Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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The undeveloped shoreline of Bahia Santa Elena, Costa Rica, is a breeding area for several marine species, including dolphins, whales and turtles, as well as the endangered whale shark and several species of rays. For two weeks last summer, it was also the worksite for a Harvey Mudd College summer research project. Yoo-Jin Hwang ’22, […]

PoSM Lab Biomechanics Research Published

Mark Ilton

Mantis shrimp and trap-jaw ants are under close scrutiny in Mark Ilton’s Physics of Soft Matter (PoSM) Lab at Harvey Mudd College. Researchers are studying the biomechanics of the animals’ elastically driven movements and are developing a flexible modeling framework to simulate these movements. “Our new model enables flexible definitions of the main mechanical components […]

Harvey Mudd Team No. 4 in Citadel Terminal Global Championship

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A team of Harvey Mudd College students placed fourth in Citadel’s TERMINAL global championship, winning a $5,000 prize and beating teams of experienced players and PhDs from top universities around the world. Students from Harvey Mudd placed first and third in the TERMINAL West Coast regional event in November, and they were invited to the summer […]

Machine Learning Accuracy Research Published

McGregor Computer Science Center

Two papers authored by Harvey Mudd College computer scientists in Professor George Montañez’s AMISTAD Lab have been accepted to conferences this summer. The IEEE 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (part of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence) accepted “Bounding Generalization Error Through Bias and Capacity,” co-authored by Montañez, Ramya Ramalingam ’21, Nico […]

Harvey Mudd Chemists Streamline Lidocaine Production

Lee and Nathan with poster presentation

Researchers in the Vosburg Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College have designed a new, environmentally friendly method to make lidocaine that is ideally suited for undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory courses. “We developed a milder, simpler and less hazardous route to the common local anesthetic lidocaine than the traditional two-step route used […]

Harvey Mudd Confers Degrees at Commencement 2022

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Harvey Mudd College conferred bachelor of science degrees upon 214 students at its 64th commencement ceremony, May 15, 2022, in Claremont, California. World-renowned mathematician Terence Tao gave the keynote address. Tao holds the James and Carol Collins Chair in mathematics at University of California Los Angeles. He is leading researcher in the areas of harmonic […]

Harvey Mudd College Recipients of 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Two Harvey Mudd College seniors—Madelyn Andersen and Daniel Yang— and six recent graduates have been granted the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF). In addition, one senior, Celine Wang, and four alumni were awarded honorable mentions, a significant academic achievement. Wang, a chemistry major, researches the chemistry of life processes. The NSF GRF […]

Dato Lab Produces Novel Water-Repellent Graphene

Albert Dato

An unexpected discovery by engineering professor Albert Dato and students in his Energy and Nanomaterials Lab holds exciting potential for creating robust water-repellent coatings using gas-phase-synthesized graphene (GSG) and other nanomaterials. The research by Dato, Weston Miller ’21 and Makenna Parkinson ’23 was published in ACS Materials Letters and Chemical & Engineering News. Last summer, […]

2022 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

HMC Leadership Awards

For the past decade, Harvey Mudd College has recognized outstanding examples of leadership during its annual Leadership Awards event, coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs. For the 2022 presentations, community members gathered via Zoom webinar for the ceremony to celebrate students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee […]

Harvey Mudd Physics Major Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Albany Blackburn ’23

Albany Blackburn ’23, a Harvey Mudd College physics major, 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 and board up to $7,500 per year. This year, 417 scholarships were […]