Harvey Mudd College News

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Faculty

July 18, 2017

Harvey Mudd College

Motivated by the mission of broadly educating students in science, engineering, mathematics and in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, the faculty at Harvey Mudd College develops innovative pedagogies, offers opportunities for student research, engages students in experiential learning and challenges students to develop an informed world view that will help them become responsible […]

Harvey Mudd Viewbook Wins International Acclaim

July 17, 2017

CASE Circle of Excellence Gold Award for Harvey Mudd College viewbook

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named Harvey Mudd College a Gold Award winner of its 2017 Circle of Excellence awards program. Harvey Mudd was recognized for its admission viewbook: a deck of cards. The College’s viewbook provides prospective students with a comprehensive look at what makes Harvey Mudd unique, exciting and […]

Upward Bound Grant Renewed

July 13, 2017

Angie Covarrubias Aguilar

When Angie Covarrubias Aguilar found out her proposal to renew the Upward Bound grant at Harvey Mudd College had been accepted, she was thrilled. And relieved. “We submitted the grant proposal in November and heard it had been accepted on May 30, the day before it was set to expire,” she says. Instead of celebrating, […]

Promotions and Tenure Approved for Harvey Mudd Faculty

July 7, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the May meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and became effective July 1, 2017. Based on recommendations from the Educational Planning Committee, the board of trustees unanimously approved Lelia Hawkins for tenure and promotion to associate professor of chemistry. Hawkins conducts research in […]

Biologists Use Latest Technology to Discover and Differentiate Coral Species

July 6, 2017

Underwater photographs of Sinularia mesophotica (funnel-shaped morphology of colonies).

Coral reef expert and Harvey Mudd College biologist Catherine McFadden is using the latest technological advances to delve deeper into the complex and diverse field of corals and their habitats. Working with collaborators on campus and around the world, McFadden has turned recent discoveries into three published papers, two of which reveal new species found […]

“How Good is Your Camera?” Harvey Mudd Physics Researchers Seek Answer

June 29, 2017

Young boy takes photo of parent at Harvey Mudd event

In a study published in the American Journal of Physics (May 16, 2017), Harvey Mudd researchers describe methods for measuring the spatial resolution of devices, such as digital cameras; it tries to answer the question, “How good is your camera?” The first author of this study is recent physics graduate Calvin Leung ’17, who worked with co-author […]

The Answer is Know

June 28, 2017

Jessica Wu

In the realm of computational biology, sometimes learning what isn’t possible is just as important as learning what is. That has been the case with recent research conducted by Professor Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu and her colleagues, who have presented an algorithm for assessing feasibility of gene families with multiple loci and samples. Traditional methods of […]

Lifelong Learners, Career Teachers

June 9, 2017

Teach For America

Anyone assuming that Harvey Mudd College students head straight to graduate school or into a STEM-related career after graduation would be mostly correct. In fact, according to the Office of Career Services’ annual senior survey, about 60 percent of the class of 2017 expect to work full time and are bound for jobs at Facebook, […]

Harvey Mudd Writing Course a Model for Other Institutions

June 1, 2017

Classroom at Harvey Mudd College

While learning about the relationships between STEM disciplines through Common Core courses, Harvey Mudd students are also getting a healthy dose of writing instruction, including through the relatively new course, Introduction to Academic Writing (Writ 1). Highlighted in a recent Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Peer Review article, Writ 1 is showcased as […]