Harvey Mudd College News

Three HMC Math Faculty Receive NSF Grants

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Awards from the National Science Foundation were granted to three members of the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. The grants will allow them to further research ranging from studying networks using mathematical models to determining best practices for in-class group work monitoring in K-12 education. Heather Zinn Brooks’ project, “Advances […]

Biologists Explore How Human Networks Can Be Made Ant-like

Image showing red wood ant nests (the mounds) with lines drawn in to represent pathways between the nests and to trees, where these ants harvest food from colonies of aphids living in the trees.

Ant behavior has been a source of inspiration since at least the time of Aesop, and 2,500 years later, it appears these insects still have a certain kind of wisdom to impart—perhaps to engineers building subways. “Each individual ant doesn’t know much about the world beyond her own antennae,” says Harvey Mudd College biology professor […]

Harvey Mudd Seniors Perform Piano Recitals

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Kathryn Chan ’21, Matthew LeMay ’21 and Kewei Zhou ’21 performed solo piano works recorded at home as part of their senior year studies for Harvey Mudd College. The trio are students in Scripps College music professor Gayle Blankenburg’s Piano Studio Recital class. Blankenburg says, “I’m particularly proud of these three. They are all playing […]

Danae Schulz Receives NSF Early Career Grant

Danae Schulz

Danae Schulz, an assistant professor of biology at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation for her research “Characterizing molecular mechanisms that drive life cycle transitions in the African trypanosome.” The nearly $630,000 award covering a five-year period enables Schulz to pursue research questions […]

Four Harvey Mudd Students Receive 2021 Goldwater Scholarships

The most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, has been awarded to four Harvey Mudd College students: Tonatiuh Gonzalez ’22, Jacob Kelber ’23, Hannah Porter ’22 and Anna Soper ’22. The 409 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,256 natural science, engineering […]

Harvey Mudd CS Students Publish and Present Work

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The Harvey Mudd College Department of Computer Science celebrates students’ paper acceptances and presentations at peer-reviewed archival conferences this spring. Each Harvey Mudd CS faculty member has an active research program that involves undergraduates. A substantial portion of this research is funded by the National Science Foundation. The department has several active NSF grants, and […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2021 Outstanding Alumni

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As part of its annual awards, the Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award, which recognizes impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The board of governors selected seven Outstanding Alumni. Given from alumni to alumni, the award recognizes […]

Harvey Mudd’s Career Services Still No. 1 in Princeton Review

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Harvey Mudd College received top rankings again in The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2021. The College was ranked No. 5 for “Best Value Private Colleges” and again ranked No. 1 for “Best Career Placement,” taking the top spot among private colleges for the fourth year in a row. The Princeton Review selected the 200 […]

Sapirstein Wins Watson Fellowship

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One of this year’s prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowships has been awarded to Harvey Mudd College senior Abel Sapirstein. The mathematical and computational biology major will study alternate perspectives in healthcare equity while traveling to Bhutan, Chile and Japan. The 2021 class of Watson Fellows represents eight countries and 22 U.S. states. From the 153 […]

Interdisciplinary Class Explores Genetics and Race

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Harvey Mudd College professors Vivien Hamilton (history of science) and Dan Stoebel (biology) observed a desire among their students to talk about ways that current scientific work intersects with society. These conversations would usually occur at the end of a class, when the technical or historical focus of the lesson was over, and the remaining […]