Harvey Mudd College News

Alloys Research Earns TMS Best Poster Prize

April 26, 2017

Adam Shaw '18, winner of 2017 best poster, Light Metals Division, TMS

Adam Shaw ’18 won a Best Student Poster prize at The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting held earlier this year in San Diego, California. Shaw’s poster, “Phase Stability of bcc MgSc Alloys via Cluster Expansion and Monte Carlo Methods,” received the top award in the undergraduate Light Metals Division. With faculty advisors, […]

Harvey Mudd Team a Top Finisher in Math Modeling Contest

April 24, 2017

Harvey Mudd College mathematicians and Outstanding winners in 2017 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling

Seeking creative and relevant solutions to complex questions facing modern societies, six Harvey Mudd student teams continued the College’s tradition of participating in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) this past January. All Harvey Mudd teams placed in the top 50 percent or above, with one team receiving the […]

Harvey Mudd Second in Nation for ROI

April 19, 2017

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 2 in the nation for return on investment in PayScale’s 2017 College ROI Report, moving up from third place last year. Prior to 2016, Harvey Mudd held the No. 1 spot for college ROI for four years straight, from 2012 to 2015. With a 20-year net ROI of $962,000, Harvey Mudd […]

Goldwater Scholar and Honorable Mention Named at Harvey Mudd

April 18, 2017

Daniel Johnson

Talk of “robot-proof” careers often focuses on how people can maintain their relevancy in a society that increasingly uses robot labor to replace humans. Where others see an automation apocalypse, Daniel Johnson, a junior at Harvey Mudd College, sees opportunity. A recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship—the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers—Johnson […]

Art Professor Holds Solo Exhibition

April 13, 2017

Blowouts Bricks Lines event poster

Recent work by Associate Professor of Art Ken Fandell is on display at the Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, California. The exhibition, Blowouts Bricks Lines, runs through May 27 and is Fandell’s fifth solo show at the Traywick. Blowouts Bricks Lines is a collection of nine works comprising three series of Fandell’s photographs, in which he […]

Mudders Impress at Putnam Competition

April 12, 2017

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College is once again the top-scoring undergraduate institution in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, considered one of the world’s most prestigious university-level mathematics competitions. Thirty-three HMC students spent the better part of Saturday, Dec. 3, taking this notoriously difficult six-hour exam, which requires unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. The median score for the […]

Seniors, Alumni Garner NSF Fellowships

April 10, 2017


Two Harvey Mudd College seniors are recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. Seven recent Harvey Mudd graduates also received the prestigious fellowships. Three seniors and three alumni received honorable mentions. The fellowship supports graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited […]

Harvey Mudd Biology Students Publish Research

April 6, 2017

Professor of Biology Dan Stoebel with student

Associate Professor of Biology Dan Stoebel (pictured) and his colleagues, including Associate Professor of Biology Eliot Bush and seven Harvey Mudd students and alumni, have published a paper, “Genome-Wide Transcriptional Response to Varying RpoS Levels in Escherichia coli K-12,” in the American Society for Microbiology’s Journal of Bacteriology. Garrett Wong ’14, Alicia Schep ’11, Suzannah Beeler ’15, […]

Computer Science Department Publications

April 6, 2017

Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The Harvey Mudd College Computer Science Department seems to have developed an algorithm for productivity. Four papers have recently been accepted for presentation and/or publication. A paper by math major Bo Zhang ’17 and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu has been accepted to the International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications. “Co-estimation […]