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After School Specials! to Compete in ICCA Final Round

April 11, 2018

The After School Specials!

Picture this: A small town. A tenacious a cappella group with big dreams. All are undergrads, three are STEM majors balancing activities and the challenging Harvey Mudd College curriculum. But nothing can keep them from their goal, to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). A respectable third-place semifinal finish looks like […]

CAREER Achievement

March 22, 2018

Jessica Wu

“We are now in a post-genomic era,” says Assistant Professor of Computer Science Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu. “The first human genome took 15 years and $2.7 billion to sequence. Now, 15 years later, companies can do it for $1,000 and get you results in three months. Getting genetic data is easy; the new challenge is understanding […]

Harvey Mudd Students Lauded for Manufacturing Innovation

March 5, 2018

Gokli and students with awards

In late 2016, Purosil LLC, a silicone hose manufacturer in Corona, California, was losing revenue and customers on their formed hose product line. In an effort to change course, the company reached out to Professor Kash Gokli and Harvey Mudd College engineering students, hoping that their knowledge of modern manufacturing practices and their innovative ideas […]

HMC Biologists Develop New Software

March 5, 2018

Eliot Bush

Sometimes writing software is like any other kind of writing; it takes a few drafts to get it right, but the final result is worth the extra effort. Harvey Mudd College Biology Professor Eliot Bush knows that feeling. His recently released software program, xenoGI, which helps researchers reconstruct the history of genomic island insertions in […]

Harvey Mudd Again in Putnam Top Ten

February 28, 2018

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Harvey Mudd College repeated as the top-scoring undergraduate institution in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the preeminent undergraduate mathematics competition. Twenty-five HMC students spent the better part of Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 taking this notoriously difficult six-hour exam, which requires a unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. The median score for the competition, in which 4,638 […]

Students Publish Temporal Planning Research

February 19, 2018

Harvey Mudd College

Student researchers at Harvey Mudd aren’t exactly on a mission to Mars, but their work could lead to red planet rovers learning some new tricks. In a computer science/mathematics collaboration, Amy Huang ’18 and Liam Lloyd ’18 use geometry to seek ways to embed time management and efficiency into artificial intelligence technologies, aiming to produce […]

Student Lauded for Computational Biology Research

February 12, 2018

Yasubumi Sakakibara, APBC2018 general chair, and Jordan Haack, Harvey Mudd student

Students studying evolutionary biology at Harvey Mudd College are learning about phylogenetic tree reconciliation, a computational method used to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of related pairs of organisms, such as hosts and parasites, or species and gene families. Work in this area earned Jordan Haack ’19 a Best Student Paper award at an international conference. […]

Foothill Transit Class Pass

January 12, 2018

Class Pass flyer

The Claremont Colleges and Foothill Transit have teamed up to bring you a better way to get around town. The Class Pass is a pilot program that gives FREE rides on Foothill Transit local and Silver Streak buses to Harvey Mudd College students currently enrolled in at least one unit, faculty, and staff. Students, faculty, […]

Harvey Mudd Teams Place in ICPC Top 20

December 12, 2017

ACM ICPC art

A Harvey Mudd College team named “555” moved up from last year’s eighth place finish to be the College’s highest scoring team in the 2017 ACM Southern California Regional International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Team 555 (“5” is pronounced “ha” in Thai, so that’s actually a laugh—ha ha ha) and two other Harvey Mudd teams […]