Harvey Mudd College News

Harvey Mudd Presents 2020 Clinic Milestone Awards

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Six organizations are being honored by Harvey Mudd College for participating in its Clinic Program and for investing in its students and the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Honorees Meggitt Control Systems, Niagara Bottling LLC, Google Inc, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL), Steelcase Inc. and Webroot Inc. are sponsors of the Clinic Program, an […]

Debbie Laird Receives 2020 Binder Prize

Debbie Laird

Debbie Laird, administrative coordinator for the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, was selected to receive the 2020 Mary G. Binder Prize, announced the Selection Committee. The Mary G. Binder Prize honors a member of HMC’s support staff “who combines a record of exceptional service with a truly helpful and friendly attitude toward […]

Spencer Featured in Digital Engineering Magazine

Matt Spencer

Harvey Mudd engineering professor Matthew Spencer was interviewed by Digital Engineering magazine about the challenges of teaching circuit design and robotics courses remotely during the pandemic. In the podcast and accompanying article, Harvey Mudd College Professor on Teaching Robotics, Circuit Design in Lockdown, Spencer describes how he shifted his hands-on classes from in-person to remote […]

Harvey Mudd Math Professor Named Karen EDGE Fellow

Mohomed Omar

Mohamed Omar, associate professor of mathematics and holder of the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College, is a member of the EDGE Foundation’s 2020 inaugural class of Karen EDGE Fellows. The foundation selects mid-career mathematicians who are from underrepresented minority groups as fellows based on their research programs and their […]

HMC Honors Outstanding Staff Members

Leadership Award Winners Outstanding Staff Member

During Harvey Mudd College’s eighth annual Leadership Awards, BJ Haddad and Gigi Limon each received an Outstanding Staff Member award. Community members gathered via Zoom Meeting for this year’s awards ceremony celebrating students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. The Outstanding Staff Member award recognizes staff members for their positive contributions […]

Montañez Receives Claremont Colleges Diversity Mentor Award

George Montanez

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez received the Claremont Colleges 2020 Diversity Mentor Award, which honors faculty members who provide consistent and meaningful support and encouragement to historically underrepresented students, staff or colleagues. Along with Montañez, The Claremont Colleges Diversity Working Group presented Diversity Mentor awards to Janice Hudgings (Pomona College) and Kathy […]

Harvey Mudd Professors in Engineering, Economics Retire

After decades of shaping the campus community and developing future scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, four members of the Harvey Mudd College faculty have announced their retirement this spring: Anthony Bright, John Leland Atwood Professor of Engineering Science; Mary Cardenas, Anthony W. LaFetra Chair in Environmental Engineering; Gary Evans, Professor of Economics and Ruth and Harvey […]

HMC-Wide Effort Produces Face Shields for Healthcare Providers

Liz Orwin

Thanks to a collaborative effort among Harvey Mudd College alumni, faculty and staff, the College has begun producing hundreds of face shields to be distributed to local healthcare providers. Using an open-source design co-created by Elizabeth Johansen ’01, engineering professor David Harris, his son, Abraham, and HMC machine shop manager Drew Price have been printing […]

2020 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

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Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its eighth annual Leadership Awards. Community members gathered via Zoom Meeting for this year’s awards ceremony celebrating students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the […]

HMC Students Examine COVID-19 Data in New Course

Weiqing Gu and students in classroom

Harvey Mudd College students are digging into COVID-19 data in real time in a new five-week spring semester course led by Weiqing Gu, McAlister Professor of Mathematics. COVID-19: Data Analytics/Machine Learning is a project-based, online course that is challenging a multidisciplinary group of 36 upper-level students to use materials collected from an international dataset to […]