Harvey Mudd College News

Custom Zoom Backgrounds for Mudders

Harvey Mudd College Great Mall, looking east

Today, Harvey Mudd is relaunching the spring semester by initiating the online delivery of its curriculum. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted HMC’s signature side-by-side learning environment, the HMC community has united to ensure the continuity of the academic program. The College extended Spring Break by one week to allow everyone to transition to online […]

NSF Renews Research Funding for CS Faculty

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Harvey Mudd College computer science professors George Montañez and Lucas Bang have received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for a renewal of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at Harvey Mudd College. Focusing on computer systems, with an eye toward search, artificial intelligence and data science, the REU brings the most compelling aspects of […]

Mudders Make Waves at SCIAC Championship

CMS women's and men's swim and dive teams

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned SCIAC titles this winter at the league’s annual championship meet Feb. 20-23, taking back the team crown from Pomona-Pitzer, which won both last year. Harvey Mudd student athletes made significant contributions to both the Athenas’ and Stags’ first-place finishes. Ella Blake ’23 was named the […]

CS Researchers Win Best Paper at ICAART

Julius Lauw with the award for best paper.

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez and his students Julius Lauw ’20, Dominique Macias ’19, Akshay Trikha ’21 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 won the Best Paper award at the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2020) for “The Bias-Expressivity Trade-off.” The paper, one of three that Montañez and students from […]

Students Participate in Putnam Competition

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The results of the nationwide 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition were recently announced, and Harvey Mudd College did well, placing 41st out of 570 participating institutions. Twenty-seven HMC students spent Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, taking this very difficult six-hour exam, which requires a unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. The median score for […]

Nguyen Receives SIGCSE 2020 Best Paper Honors

An Nguyen

Harvey Mudd College computer science major An Nguyen ’22 received an award for Best Paper (CS education research track) from SIGCSE 2020 Technical Symposium judges. Co-authored by computer science professor Colleen Lewis, Nguyen’s paper is titled “Competitive Enrollment Policies in Computing Departments Negatively Predict First-Year Students’ Sense of Belonging, Self-Efficacy, and Perception of Department.” As […]

Harvey Mudd College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

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Harvey Mudd College is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright scholars (faculty, researchers and administrators) for 2019–2020 among bachelor’s institutions, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Three baccalaureate institutions—Harvey Mudd, Washington and Lee University, and Wheaton College (Illinois)—topped the list with three scholars each. The Fulbright Program was […]

Record Number of HMC Students Study Abroad in Spring 2020

Student by river in Spain

Forty-three Harvey Mudd College students are studying abroad during spring semester this year, the largest group to participate in study abroad in the College’s history. Countries where students are studying include Britain, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Spain. This group of 43 students is also the most ethnically diverse […]

Javelin Thrower Inducted into CMS Hall of Fame

Ryan Gibson ’03 and CMS track and field coach (1984–present) John Goldhammer

Javelin thrower and hurdler Ryan Gibson ’03 (computer science) joined the 2020 class of athletes inducted into the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics Alumni Association Hall of Fame last month. “This record-setting group exemplifies the culture of all-around excellence that we strive for on a daily basis here at CMS Athletics,” said Erica Perkins Jasper, director of athletics, […]

Williams Receives MAA Award, Lectureship

Talithia Williams

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Talithia Williams opened the decade with two honors: the Robert V. Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics and a term as the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Pólya Lecturer for 2020–2022. The Special Interest Group on Statistics Education (SIGMAA) of the Mathematical Association of America selected Williams to […]