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Algorithms and Avocados

December 2, 2016

Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The connection between fighting a threat to one of California’s favorite fruits and recently published research by a Harvey Mudd College computer science professor and his colleagues isn’t immediately evident. On the way to connect one dot with the other, there’s a story about the mutualistic pairing of a beetle and a fungus, extensive biological […]

Harvey Mudd Joins Call for U.S. to Uphold & Continue DACA

December 2, 2016

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Higher education leaders cite “moral imperative” and “national necessity” in supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As of Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. PST, 300 college and university presidents from public and private institutions across the U.S., including Harvey Mudd College, have signed a statement offering to meet with U.S. leaders on the issue. The following is […]

Quest for New Alloys Continues Thanks to NSF Grant

November 29, 2016

Lori Bassman, professor of engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Researchers from Harvey Mudd College and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia continue to advance strategies for developing novel high-entropy alloys (HEAs) with properties exceeding those of conventional engineering metals. Funded earlier this year, this work is supported by a three-year, $229,898 National Science Foundation grant. Harvey Mudd students and UNSW mentors […]

New Internship Opportunities Offered to HMC Students

November 17, 2016

Tanja Srebotnjak, director of the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design

Environmentally minded Harvey Mudd College students have new internship and volunteer opportunities available to them, thanks to programs offered by Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna colleges. Representatives from The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design at Harvey Mudd College and the Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College welcomed local community members Nov. 15 to the Energize Colleges […]

Students’ Research on Robot Collaboration Accepted at AAAI-17

November 17, 2016

Kyle Lund and Sam Dietrich in Professor Jim Boerkoel's classroom

Harvey Mudd students Scott Chow ’17 (computer science), Sam Dietrich ’17 (engineering) and Kyle Lund ’17 (robotics IPS) and computer science Professor Jim Boerkoel will present their paper, “Robust Execution of Probabilistic Temporal Plans,” at AAAI-17, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference in San Francisco, Feb. 4–9, 2017. The students’ paper […]

Mathematics of Voting Class Proves Enlightening

November 11, 2016

Michael Orrison, Harvey Mudd professor of mathematics

As Harvey Mudd community members gather across campus to discuss election results and to process their feelings about them, we found one group of students who share a unique perspective on the outcome, due in part to their participation in Professor Michael Orrison’s Mathematics of Voting class. One of their takeaways: how you vote may matter […]

DOJ Awards $749,998 to Claremont Colleges to Support EmPOWER Center Services

October 26, 2016

EmPOWER Center of The Claremont Colleges

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women recently announced The Claremont Colleges will receive a grant totaling $749,998 to help students who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The DOJ award will strengthen existing resources and fund new programming and supportive services delivered by the EmPOWER Center, […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Members Lead Dialogue on Social Justice

October 13, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

When the Karps’ adopted son was 3, he’d ride his bike in the street, and his parents had only the slightest cause for concern. Now he’s grown, living in Houston and driving. Mom and dad are concerned not only because he doesn’t have a driver’s license, but also because he’s African-American. “Now, I have to […]

Green Design of Harvey Mudd Residence Hall Merits LEED Silver

October 7, 2016

Drinkward Residence Hall, Harvey Mudd College

The Wayne and Julie Drinkward Residence Hall, which opened last year, is the fourth Harvey Mudd College building to earn LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive design. In keeping with the College’s strategic vision to embrace sustainability, Drinkward Residence Hall was recognized for stormwater collection and recharging […]

Commitment to Community Service Earns Harvey Mudd National Recognition

October 4, 2016

Science Day activities, Harvey Mudd College

Community engagement is not a buzzword at Harvey Mudd College. “It’s a critical, necessary and intrinsic component of a world-class institution of higher education,” says Gabriela Gamiz, director of Harvey Mudd’s Office of Community Engagement. The College’s dedication to community engagement earned it a spot on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll […]

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