Harvey Mudd College News

Support for Transgender and Non-Binary Students

February 23, 2017

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Late yesterday, the U.S. Education and Justice departments released a joint statement that rescinded previous guidance issued in May 2016 that provided protections for transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. While the decision to rescind this guidance doesn’t come as a surprise, we do understand […]

Visual Effects Work of Harvey Mudd Alumnus Earns Academy Honor

February 23, 2017

Melissa Aczon '93 and Academy awardee Cliff Stein '92

Live action movies like Edge of Tomorrow and animated features like The Smurfs all benefit from the dazzling, often mind-bending work of technical innovators like Harvey Mudd alumnus Clifford Stein ’92 (computer science). Since July 2005, Stein has worked as a software engineer at Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI), a “for-hire” visual effects studio for feature […]

Spring Events at Harvey Mudd College

February 22, 2017

Rose blooming on campus

The first day of spring is still a few weeks away, but there are plenty of thought-provoking activities abloom now at Harvey Mudd College. Here are several stimulating events to help cultivate curious minds. Follow the Leaders: The Annenberg Leadership and Management Speaker Series is an integral part of the College’s commitment to encouraging students […]

Niagara’s Changeover Process Streamlined by Harvey Mudd Engineering Clinic Team

February 21, 2017

Harvey Mudd Engineering Clinic Team for Niagara Bottling

During the 2016 Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire award ceremony celebrating the most innovative businesses and leaders in the Inland Empire, participants of Harvey Mudd College’s 2015-2016 Engineering Clinic Program received an E=mc² Innovation Award for their ingenuity in solving a changeover problem for Niagara Bottling, LLC. Their project, which ran from September 2015 […]

Harvey Mudd Math Professor Awarded Clare Booth Luce Scholarship

February 20, 2017

Harvey Mudd Department of Mathematics Chair Lisette de Pillis

Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) selected Lisette de Pillis, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, to attend the 2017 HERS Institute at the University of Denver, June 18–July 1. De Pillis was awarded a Clare Booth Luce (CBL) Scholarship that provides full tuition, accommodations, meals and travel for the […]

Chemistry Professor Receives Summer Research Grant

February 16, 2017

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg has been awarded an $8,000 research grant by Organic Syntheses Inc. that provides funding for him and a student co-worker to do research in the area of synthetic organic chemistry. Members of the Organic Syntheses Advisory Board awarded the grants to faculty from principally undergraduate institutions for research that […]

Harvey Mudd Wins Two CASE District VII Awards of Excellence

February 15, 2017

Awards for Harvey Mudd viewbook, CASE District VII gold and silver

Prospective students receive dozens of viewbooks from colleges as they search for the best fit. It’s likely they had never seen anything like what they received from Harvey Mudd: a deck of cards. This innovative approach contributed to the College’s deck of cards/viewbook receiving top honors in two categories of the 2017 Council for Advancement […]

Sky is No Limit for Quantum Researchers

February 7, 2017

Physics Professor Jason Gallicchio

Researchers from Harvey Mudd are part of a group of scientists who recently completed experiments on entangled photons that produced results consistent with quantum mechanics. Assistant Professor of Physics Jason Gallicchio, who devised an idea to use starlight to improve tests of quantum mechanics, and Calvin Leung ’17 are co-authors, along with their colleagues, on […]

Harvey Mudd Students Contribute to Black Lives Matter Compendium

February 7, 2017

Cover image of Black Lives Matter: Lifespan Perspectives

In what may be the first textbook written by and for undergraduate students, the perils that confront people of African descent are explored and the Black Lives Matter movement is celebrated. Harvey Mudd College students Matthew Simon ’18 and Omar Velazquez ’18 are among the contributors to Black Lives Matter: Lifespan Perspectives. Organized chronologically—from birth […]