Harvey Mudd College News

Importance of Undergrad Research Affirmed With Latest NSF Grant

January 17, 2017

Harvey Mudd College undergraduate research with Kerry Karuksis and Jerry Van Hecke, chemistry

Considered a powerful form of engaged learning, undergraduate research is getting a boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the delight of a dedicated team of academics seeking to promote highly effective undergraduate research environments. Kerry Karukstis, chair of the Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry, along with colleagues Mitchell R. Malachowski, professor of […]

Members of Harvey Mudd Community Affirm Shared Values

January 16, 2017

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, statement by Martin Luther King Jr.

As a response to the current national climate, members of the Faculty Executive Committee at Harvey Mudd College have prepared a statement that they believe reaffirms the shared values of the campus community—students, staff, administration, alumni and faculty. Many community members have shown their support by signing the statement. Statement from Members of the Faculty […]

NSF Funds Computer Science Research Opportunities

January 15, 2017

Julie Medero

Computer science Professors Zach Dodds and Julie Medero received a National Science Foundation grant for the continuation of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in computer science. The funding will support 10 undergraduate researchers (five from Harvey Mudd and five from other schools) to undertake a variety of research projects in the Computer Science Department. For some undergraduates in STEM […]

Harvey Mudd Joins Call to Climate Action

January 13, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Higher education institutions across the country and around the world recognize their academic and ethical responsibilities to take aggressive climate action by supporting and increasing interdisciplinary climate and environmental education, researching the earth’s climate system and by reducing carbon emissions. In a collaborative letter delivered today to the incoming administration, leaders in higher education, including […]

Team Studies Monetary Impacts of Germany’s Environmental Health Burden

January 10, 2017

Tanja Srebotnjak, Harvey Mudd College

A consortium consisting of the German environmental think tank Ecologic Institute, consulting firm BiPro GmBH and Harvey Mudd College Professor Tanja Srebotnjak submitted a successful bid to the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) to study approaches for the monetary valuation of Germany’s environmental burden of disease. The 28-months-long, € 221,000 project will examine different economic […]

Leading Researcher Richard Tapia to Give Commencement Address

January 9, 2017

Richard Tapia

Richard Tapia, a leading researcher in the computational and mathematical sciences and a national leader in diversity education and outreach, will deliver the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 59th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 14, 2017. Tapia is a mathematician and professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. He is an internationally known […]

Harvey Mudd Math Alumnus to Receive CBE from the Queen

January 5, 2017

Jack Cuzick

Harvey Mudd College 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Jack Cuzick ’70, recipient of the 2015 American Cancer Society Medal of Honor and Fellow of the Royal Society will receive a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Cuzick, whose work has been featured in Harvey Mudd College Magazine, is Director of Queen Mary University of London’s Wolfson […]

Computing Research Association Recognizes Two Harvey Mudd Students

December 16, 2016

Computing Research Association logo

Harvey Mudd College computer science and mathematics major Jane Wu ’18 has received a Computing Research Association (CRA) 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for Non-PhD-granting institutions. Alex Ozdemir ’17 is a finalist. The prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing research. Harvey Mudd College is the […]

New Technique Helps Identify Parasite “Switchers”

December 15, 2016

Trypanosoma brucei parasite

The Trypanosoma brucei parasite is well known in sub-Saharan Africa for causing a disease in humans called sleeping sickness. The disease is fatal if untreated, current drug therapies are very toxic and there is no vaccine. The parasite owes its success to its ability to evade the human immune system through a process called variant […]

Mathemagician Art Benjamin to Receive Public Outreach Award

December 13, 2016

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, will receive the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Public Outreach. The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) represents the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Presented annually, the JPBM […]