Category: "Students"

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

grads in front of 2022 balloon

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 Anderson 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 […]

Harvey Mudd College Watson Fellow to Study Empathy

Kaitlyn Paulsen '22

Not only is empathy one of her own core values, Kaitlyn Paulsen ’22 believes that empathy unites everyone. As a recipient of a 2022 Watson Fellowship, she looks forward to developing deeper empathy while investigating “Caring over Curing: Endurance through Challenging Health Experiences” during travel to Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. […]

Harvey Mudd Engineers Help Company and Earn First Place for Technical Paper

Riggs team 2022

With the help of Harvey Mudd College engineering students, a Southern California contract packaging company is becoming more competitive, efficient  and profitable. A detailed, comprehensive work plan, developed by the students with guidance from their professor Kash Gokli, Oliver C. Field Professor of Manufacturing Practice and Engineering Economics, won first place ($300) in the technical […]

Spencer Publishes MEM Switch Contact Research

Matt Spencer

Microelectromechanical (MEM) switches are tiny devices—imagine the diameter of a single strand of hair or smaller—that are crucial parts of cell phones and radios. A study of the changes in conductivity of specific types of MEM switch contacts is the subject of a paper co-authored by engineering professor Matthew Spencer and his students Ethan Falicov ’21 and Jessica […]