Harvey Mudd College News

Sebastian Thrun to Deliver Harvey Mudd Commencement Address

December 5, 2018

Portrait of entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun, Harvey Mudd College commencement speaker

Sebastian Thrun, scientist, educator, inventor and entrepreneur, will deliver the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 61st Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 19. The Harvey Mudd senior class sought a speaker with experience in academia or industry, and Thrun is an expert in both areas. Senior class co-presidents Casey Gardner ’19 and Maggie Gelber ’19 said, […]

In Memoriam: Chemistry Professor Mitsuru Kubota

November 30, 2018

Mitsuru Kubota, chemistry professor emeritus, Harvey Mudd College

Longtime Harvey Mudd College Professor of Chemistry Mits Kubota passed away Nov. 11. Kubota served on the faculty of the College between 1959 and 2000 and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1989 to 1995. An inorganic chemist and beloved professor, Kubota had an impressive professional career that included research fellowships at the […]

HMC Students are Building an Airplane

November 15, 2018

Student and faculty team and airplane pieces

Harvey Mudd College students are preparing for takeoff—with a plane they built in the basement of the Parsons Engineering Building. David Harris, an engineering professor, has assembled a team of more than 50 students to assemble a Vans RV-7A Aircraft. Harris, the Harvey S. Mudd Professor of Engineering Design, initiated the project during the 2017–2018 […]

HMC Students at Health Hackathon

November 14, 2018

Sophia Cheng wears the West Wave monitor

Patients and clinicians treating rare diseases face myriad challenges. By definition, the rarity of a disease can mean that research on the condition, established protocol for diagnosis and treatment, and treatment itself are also rare. “Rare diseases” was the theme of the third annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon in New York City, where four Harvey […]

SACNAS Recognizes HMC Researchers

November 5, 2018

SACNAS group conference 2018 photo

Harvey Mudd College students Rex Asabor ’22 and Luis Martinez ’19 were among 105 students who received Student Presentation Awards for their research at the 2018 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in San Antonio, Texas, in October. Their work was selected from over 1,000 graduate and undergraduate […]

In Memoriam: Velma McKelvey

October 24, 2018

The late Velma McKelvey

Note: This notice was excerpted from the Oct. 20, 2018 Claremont Courier. For the full notice, visit Velma Enriqueta McKelvey: A tireless volunteer, instrumental in Harvey Mudd College founding Velma Enriqueta Vergara McKelvey, a devoted supporter of Harvey Mudd College since its founding, died peacefully at her home on July 13. She was 86 years old. […]

Engineering Students Place Third in Global Competition

October 19, 2018

Peter Leung, Bohan Gao, Ramita Kondepudi, Anjaneya Malpani

Having won top honors at the regional APICS and Deloitte Consulting-sponsored Case Competition in February, Harvey Mudd College students Bohan Gao ’19, Anjaneya Malpani ’18, Ramita Kondepudi ’18 and Peter Leung ’19 (Pitzer) traveled to Chicago last month for the final round, held during the annual APICS conference. APICS is a supply chain management and […]

Business Affairs Announces New Staff

October 15, 2018

Kingston Hall

Andrew Dorantes, vice president for administration and finance and treasurer, recently announced new staff members in the Business Affairs Office (BAO). Cliff Gimbert is the associate director for administration–facilities and maintenance. He joined HMC from a career in customer service and operations in private industry. Gimbert also served 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, involved […]

Klawe Named 2019 AWM Fellow

October 8, 2018

Maria Klawe

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe was named a 2019 Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics, an honor which recognizes researchers, mentors and educators who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences. Klawe will be recognized during the Association of Women in Mathematics reception […]