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Critchell Inducted Into California Aviation Hall of Fame

April 24, 2015

Iris Critchell

In honor of her 76 years of contributions to the aviation community, Instructor of Aeronautics Emerita Iris Cummings Critchell is one of four who will be inducted into the California Aviation Hall of Fame on April 25. The Santa Monica-based Museum of Flying is hosting the induction of Critchell, along with Lt. Col Fitzhugh “Fitz” […]

New Directions for Advancing Undergraduate Research

April 24, 2015

Kerry Karukstis August 2014 cropped photo

Five years in the works, a new journal volume, co-edited by Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry Chair Kerry Karukstis, is a helpful resource for those seeking effective practices for undergraduate research—a powerful form of engaged learning—and increased STEM student academic and career success. The special volume, titled “Enhancing and Expanding Undergraduate Research: A Systems […]

Collaborative Coral Research Funded by NSF

April 22, 2015

coral

The National Science Foundation has awarded Harvey Mudd College Department of Biology Chair Cathy McFadden a $494,481 collaborative grant with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to study how environmental conditions in the distant past may have affected the evolutionary development of corals and sea anemones—research that will help shed light on how current […]

Young is 2015 Binder Prize Recipient

April 22, 2015

Kim Young, Harvey Mudd Chemistry

Seen as “the heart and cornerstone of the Department of Chemistry,” Kim Young, administrative assistant, was selected to receive the 2015 Mary G. Binder Prize, announced the Selection Committee. The Mary G. Binder Prize honors a member of HMC’s support staff “who combines a record of exceptional service with a truly helpful and friendly attitude […]

Mudders Earn Goldwater Honors

April 16, 2015

Timothy Middlemas '17

The most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers has been awarded to Harvey Mudd College sophomore Timothy Middlemas. Middlemas, a physics major, received a 2015 Goldwater Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. He performed cross-disciplinary research with Professor of Chemistry Robert Cave, […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 15, 2015

Priya Donti '15

Priya Donti, a Harvey Mudd College senior with an interest in climate change and renewable energy, was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, six recent Harvey Mudd graduates received the prestigious awards. One current senior and five alumni received honorable mentions. Donti received the NSF Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing […]

“Queen of Green” Mary D. Nichols to Speak at Harvey Mudd Commencement

April 14, 2015

Mary D. Nichols, Harvey Mudd Commencement speaker

California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols will address some of the nation’s most gifted engineering, science and mathematics graduates when she delivers the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 57th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 17. Harvey Mudd senior Priya Donti recommended her to classmates as someone they should consider for commencement speaker. “Mary Nichols […]

Benjamin Named to Smallwood Family Chair

April 8, 2015

Benjamin, Arthur

Mathemagician Art Benjamin is the inaugural holder of the Smallwood Family Chair, an endowed professorship established to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member in engineering, mathematics or computer science. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, the Smallwood Family Chair was established by Scott R. and […]

Manisco Earns Prestigious Chemistry Certification

April 7, 2015

Penny Manisco, HMC Chemistry

Penny Manisco, chemistry laboratory coordinator and the College’s chemical hygiene officer, recently passed the Chemical Hygiene Officer credential requirements and certification exam administered by the National Registry of Certified Chemists. As a staff member in the Department of Chemistry since 2008, Penny uses her chemical and laboratory safety expertise to support Harvey Mudd’s academic enterprise. […]

Faculty Receive Awards for Mentoring and Curricular Engagement

April 7, 2015

Shanahan

Several Harvey Mudd College computer science faculty members have been recognized for achievements in mentoring and curricular engagement by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a nonprofit community of more than 600 universities, companies, nonprofits and government organizations working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. Mentoring Assistant Professor of Computer […]

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