Harvey Mudd College News

Researchers Seek Better Software Testing Techniques

Lucas Bang

Software systems in programmable items—from household appliances to cars and planes—must be reliable and high quality to avoid inconvenient or disastrous consequences. In order to improve software quality, computer science researchers at Harvey Mudd College and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are seeking to improve software quality assurance techniques and have received funding from […]

Biologists’ Study Links Ocean Conditions and Coral Evolution

A study conducted by Harvey Mudd College biologists provides evidence that ocean geochemistry drives patterns of morphological evolution in anthozoans (corals and sea anemones). Biology professor Catherine McFadden, Andrea Quattrini (formerly a postdoc researcher at HMC, now a research zoologist and curator of corals at the Smithsonian Institution) and Estefanía Rodríguez, a curator at the […]

Briggs Awarded Mudd Prize

Thyra Briggs

Thyra Briggs, vice president for admission and financial aid, is the recipient of the 2020 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. The honor was announced at the College’s Convocation ceremony, held virtually via Zoom, Aug. 25. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within the College at the […]

Harvey Mudd Ranks High in U.S. News and World Report 2021

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Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 2 for undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2021, maintaining the same spot as last year. Harvey Mudd’s engineering ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree. The College has tied for No. 1 with Rose-Hulman three out of the past […]

STEM Career Fairs Co-Sponsored by The Claremont Colleges and Caltech

Local colleges are joining forces to provide students and employers with opportunities to connect for employment and internship opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Career Services staff at Caltech and Harvey Mudd College are co-sponsoring the two career fairs in October, which are also open to students from the other Claremont […]

Interdisciplinary Research on Gene Histories Accepted to ACM Conference

Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu

In pursuit of developing models and algorithms for reconstructing gene histories across multiple species, Harvey Mudd College researchers have completed a paper that has been accepted to the 11th Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB 2020). Computer science professor Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu and seven students will present “An […]

Harvey Mudd Class of 2024

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This fall, Harvey Mudd College welcomes 210 exceptional students into the incoming Class of 2024. “Our welcome of incoming first-year students and their families will have to be a virtual one this fall due to the pandemic, but we know that our faculty, staff, students and their families will do all they can to make […]

James Bean ’77 Appointed Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees Chair

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Higher education professional and mathematician James Bean ’77 has been named chair of the Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees. A member of the board since 2011, Bean succeeds engineering alumnus Wayne Drinkward ’73 who served as chair from 2012 to 2020. Bean is the third alumnus to hold the board chair position; the late […]

Martonosi Receives INFORMS Teaching Prize

Susan Martonosi

Susan Martonosi, professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has received the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research and Management Science Practice. The prize is awarded annually to a university or college teacher for their excellence in teaching the practice of operations research and the […]

HMC Names Babintseva Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies

Ekaterina Babinsteva

Harvey Mudd College has named Ekaterina Babintseva, a historian of science and technology, the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies for 2020-2022. Babintseva examines the history of computing and psychology in the 20th century. A PhD recipient from the University of Pennsylvania, she is interested in the ways mid-century psychologists mobilized computing […]