Harvey Mudd College News

It’s all Relative. Or is it?

September 21, 2017

Vatche Sahakian

Recent developments in physics seem to point to a foundational rethinking of our understanding of physics principles and the notion of space-time. Harvey Mudd College physics professor Vatche Sahakian has begun research aimed at the ultimate resolution of these puzzles with “RUI: Emergent Spacetime in Matrix Theory,” a project recently funded by the National Science Foundation […]

Access Granted

September 20, 2017

Mike Erlinger

Professor Mike Erlinger’s early days at Harvey Mudd College were also the early days of computer networking. Joining the College faculty in 1981, he contributed to the development of the Computer Science Department and has since built a career working extensively in network security and management as well as K–12 computer science education. Now, two […]

Vosburg Book Seeks to Bridge Science and Religion

September 20, 2017

David Vosburg

Harvey Mudd chemistry Professor David Vosburg and spouse, Kate Vosburg, have co-authored a new book, Jesus, Beginnings, and Science: a Guide for Group Conversation, which they hope will increase dialogue and understanding between scientific and religious communities. “Like efforts from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, our book aims to […]

Department of Chemistry Receives Second MRI Grant

September 15, 2017

Professor Jerry Van Hecke and students

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry is celebrating the news of a grant for equipment that is considered a fundamental tool in thermal analysis.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing funds to Harvey Mudd College for the acquisition of a Thermal Analysis Model DSC 250 Differential Scanning Calorimeter, an important instrument that provides […]

Harvey Mudd’s Undergraduate Engineering Program Ranked No. 1 in U.S.

September 12, 2017

Harvey Mudd College campus.

Harvey Mudd College was ranked No. 1 among the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018, sharing the top spot for engineering with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Harvey Mudd’s ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree in engineering. The College has tied for first […]

Klawe Receives Academic Leadership Award

September 12, 2017

Maria Klawe

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe has received the 2017 Academic Leadership Award of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, an honor recognizing educators who demonstrate vision and an outstanding commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, the liberal arts, equal opportunity, the development of major interdisciplinary programs, international engagement and the promotion of strong ties […]

Harvey Mudd Engineer Named Astronaut Scholar

September 6, 2017

Charles Dawson '19, Harvey Mudd engineer and Astronaut Scholar

The balance between real-world applicability and long-term research goals is not always easy to achieve. But, that doesn’t deter Charles Dawson ’19, winner of the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship for the 2017–2018 academic year. “In my career, I hope to find this balance by being mindful of the bigger picture of how to bring technological developments […]

Harvey Mudd Reaffirms Support for Dreamers

September 5, 2017

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, This morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump was rescinding the Obama-era executive order that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As a result, the Department of Homeland Security will discontinue all new applications to the program immediately. Those whose DACA permits expire between now […]

Biology Professor Receives NSF Funding

September 5, 2017

Dan Stoebel

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $112,226 to Harvey Mudd College Professor of Biology Daniel Stoebel for his project “RUI: The transcriptional response to quantitative variation in RpoS concentration in E. coli.” The award is expected to total $327,962 over three years. This proposal will expand opportunities for students in many ways, […]

Harvey Mudd No. 1 on PayScale’s College Salary Report

August 30, 2017

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Harvey Mudd College alumni earn the highest mid-career salaries of all U.S. college and university graduates with bachelor’s degrees only, according to PayScale’s 2017–2018 College Salary Report. PayScale’s survey is based on mid-career salaries of alumni who pursued careers with a bachelor’s degree as their final degree. “Mid-career” is defined as 10 or more years of […]