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Harvey Mudd Ranks High in U.S. News & World Report 2023

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Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 2 for undergraduate engineering programs at non-doctorate granting institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2023, sharing the second place with Olin College of Engineering. Over the past nine years, Harvey Mudd has tied for the No. 1 spot with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology four times and taken the No. […]

Harvey Mudd Biologists Adapt DNA Localization Technique for Parasite Study

Danae Schulz in her lab

Researchers in biology professor Danae Schulz’s lab at Harvey Mudd College study how African trypanosomes adapt to living in different hosts: humans, hoofed animals and tsetse flies. In the American Society for Microbiology journal mShpere, the Schulz lab is the first to report using CUT&RUN (cleavage under targets and release using nuclease), a chromatin profiling […]

An Astrophysicist’s First Look at JWST Images

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals emerging stellar nurseries and individual stars in the Carina Nebula that were previously obscured

The first images from NASA’s newest space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), presented the world with images of the cosmos never seen before, including the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe ever produced. “This is such an exciting moment for astronomy,” says Harvey Mudd College astrophysics professor Daniel Tamayo. “It’s […]

Harvey Mudd Joins Code.org Effort to Prioritize Computer Science in K-12 Schools

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Harvey Mudd College joined national nonprofit organization Code.org and over 500 of the nation’s top industry, nonprofit and education leaders to issue a letter calling on state governments and education leaders to “update the K-12 curriculum in each state, for every student in every school to have the opportunity to learn computer science.” The coalition […]

NOAA Scholar to Study Computational Earth Science

William Yik

Inspired by his friends and professors at Harvey Mudd College, computer science and mathematics major William Yik ’24 decided to apply for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2022  Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, which he was recently awarded. The scholarship includes a 10-week paid internship in summer 2023. “I’ll be able to choose from […]

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 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 […]

Harvey Mudd Celebrates the Classes of 2020 and 2021

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Harvey Mudd College held commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 on April 2. Both classes had voted to wait until they could gather in person on campus to hold their official commencement ceremonies. The commencement speaker for the Class of 2020 was Fei-Fei Li, Sequoia Professor in the Computer […]

Accreditation of Harvey Mudd College Reaffirmed

HMC seal

In February the accreditation of Harvey Mudd College by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) was reaffirmed for a 10-year period, the maximum term possible. To receive 10 years, an institution must be found to be in substantial compliance with WSCUC standards and to have no consequential issues that affect the institution’s ability […]

Valenzuela Appointed VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Marco Valenzuela

Harvey Mudd College has appointed Marco Antonio Valenzuela to be the permanent vice president for student affairs and dean of students as of Feb. 1, 2022. He served as interim vice president during the 2021 fall semester. Valenzuela joined the College’s Division of Student Affairs in September 2018 as assistant dean for housing and residential […]