Harvey Mudd College News

NSF Supports Diversity in Computing

September 19, 2018

Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Colleen Lewis

Colleen Lewis is working to improve the culture of computer science across computer science departments in the U.S. One aspect of that work is developing education practices that support students from groups that are underrepresented in computing. A new partnership between two existing NSF-funded infrastructures—the Computing Research Association’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CRA […]

Book Delivers Warnings About Invisible Toxics

September 17, 2018

Inevitably Toxic book cover

Harvey Mudd College history of science professor Vivien Hamilton and her colleagues Brinda Sarathy (Pitzer) and Janet Farrell Brodie (Claremont Graduate University) have announced the publication of their book Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise, which will be released Oct. 16. The book is a collection of essays that consider exposure of […]

Chemistry Paper Published

September 14, 2018

Kareesa Kron '18

Research conducted by Kareesa Kron ’18, Mikaela Kosich ’16 and professors Bob Cave and David Vosburg has been published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry. The team conducted a computational study of endiandric acid molecules which occur naturally in some species of tropical plants from the Beilschmiedia and Endiandra genera. “All of these molecules have […]

Harvey Mudd Student Named to Top Intern List

September 11, 2018

Djassi Julien '20, Harvey Mudd College student

Harvey Mudd College computer science and mathematics major, two-time Google intern and student leader Djassi Julien ’20 made the first WayUp Intern 100 List this summer. Julien applied to be included on the WayUp Intern 100 list and was selected based on his work ethic, contribution to projects and application of his knowledge. His ranking […]

Johnson Joins NSF-sponsored Inorganic Chemistry Project

September 11, 2018

Adam Johnson, professor of chemistry, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor Adam Johnson will participate in an innovative study to develop, test, and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course. As one of the first 20 faculty (Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource [VIPEr] Fellows) selected for this ground-breaking project, Johnson will join other inorganic chemists from across the country in a […]

Harvey Mudd Ranked No. 1 for Undergrad Engineering

September 10, 2018

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College’s undergraduate engineering program is ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019, tied with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Harvey Mudd’s ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree in engineering. The College has tied for first place four out of the past five years. […]

Brown Named Astronaut Scholar

September 7, 2018

Nina Brown '19

Harvey Mudd College physics major Nina Brown ’19 was named an Astronaut Scholar for the 2018–2019 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). She is the 25th Harvey Mudd student to receive the honor. In August, Brown attended the ASF Innovators Gala in Washington D.C., where she received her award and spent time getting […]

McFadden Shares in Coral Discovery

August 30, 2018

Cathy McFadden inside submersible Alvin

During her first-ever submersible dive on Aug. 23, coral reef expert and Harvey Mudd College biologist Catherine McFadden experienced a monumental moment. “We thought there might be some coral at the site, but I was expecting a fairly barren landscape of mud and rock with just some small, isolated coral colonies here and there.” Instead, […]

HMC Chemistry Professor Phil Myhre

August 29, 2018

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus, passed away at home in Tennessee Aug. 26 following a short illness. Myhre was an important presence at the College, serving from 1960 to 1999. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran College and a PhD at the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at […]

Washington Monthly Ranks Harvey Mudd No. 3

August 28, 2018

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 3 among liberal arts colleges in Washington Monthly’s 2018 College Guide and Rankings issue, a survey of U.S. colleges and universities based on public service. The ranking’s methodology focuses on social mobility, research contributions and service, including factors such as recruitment and graduation rates of low-income students, percentage of alumni who go […]