Harvey Mudd College News

Homework Hotline Receives $135,000 to Continue Free Math and Science Tutoring

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Harvey Mudd College’s Homework Hotline, a free, over-the-phone math and science tutoring service for students in grades 4 through 12, has received a $135,000 anonymous contribution that will allow the service to continue helping elementary through high school students with their homework. Homework Hotline (1.877.827.5462) is currently open for calls from 4 p.m. to 7 […]

Faculty Promotions and Tenure Approved

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Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees and will become effective July 1, 2021. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Ambereen Dadabhoy received tenure and promotion to associate professor. Dadabhoy researches the representation of race […]

NSF Supports Proposal for Community-Harvey Mudd Connection

Julie Medero and students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Harvey Mudd College a CIVIC Innovation Challenge research grant. “The goal of the CIVIC Innovation Challenge is to connect higher ed institutions with community partners to get solutions into the real world,” says computer science professor and grant co-principal investigator Julie Medero. “The planning grant supports the collaboration […]

Fluidmaster Clinic: Electronic Toilet Valve to Improve Water Efficiency

Pipe connections connect garden hose to the simple fill valve test setup.

Glenn Hudson ‘07 landed at Fluidmaster a few years after graduating from Harvey Mudd College, in part because he knew the company from the first Clinic project they sponsored in 2005. Fluidmaster’s original Clinic project was a great success, and the company decided to hire Joe Laubach ’05, who had been a Clinic team leader. […]

Pure Storage CS Clinic Team Automates Cloud Block Storage Tasks

Image shows illustration of the Pure Storage storage-as-a-service model

Pure Storage delivers a modern data experience that empowers organizations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage-as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. Through a virtual volume provisioning service in the cloud called Pure Cloud Block Store (CBS), Pure provides enterprise features such as high durability and availability that go beyond the standard cloud […]

CRA Recognizes Harvey Mudd Student Researchers

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Joint computer science and mathematics major Lindsay Popowski ’21 is a recipient of the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. CRA also recognized joint computer science and mathematics major Abtin Molavi ’21 as a finalist. Sponsored this year by Microsoft Research, the prestigious program celebrates undergraduates at North American colleges and universities […]

Art Benjamin is Backgammon Champ

Art Benjamin

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Art Benjamin, won the inaugural 2020 American Backgammon Tour Online (ABTO) with the best overall performance in a series of 17 national tournaments. Benjamin garnered a 72–37 win-loss record by finishing first in three ABTO tournaments (Buffalo, Ohio, and Summer Finale), second in one event (Spring Fling), and finishing in […]

Francis Su Shares Euler Book Prize with Christopher Jackson

Francis Su and Christopher Jackson

“The book Mathematics for Human Flourishing presents mathematics as a discipline with the power to transform lives and speak to the very core of what it means to be human,” states the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which awarded the 2021 Euler Book Prize to Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, […]

Clinic Will Help L.A. Residents Monitor Air Quality

Hillary Rodriguez '21 builds a remote sensor to collect air quality data as part of the CEHAT CS Clinic.

As part of its Clinic Program, Harvey Mudd College commits to at least two social justice projects every year. During the 2020–2021 academic year, the Department of Mathematics partnered with the Community Environmental Health Action Team (CEHAT) to provide data analysis and education about air quality and the impact on the health of residents in […]

Sleep Apnea Treatments

AMFThe AMF Clinic team is using the Cadwell ApneaTrak TST home sleep study (PSG) system, shown with attached monitors. The data collected will be used to develop and validate an algorithm for predicting sleep stage using the IMU.

Working remotely added some complications for an Alfred E. Mann Foundation (AMF) Engineering Clinic team data collection for a sleep study, which will collect data using external sensors from volunteers over two to three nights. The goal of the project is to develop more effective treatments for sleep apnea. Study participants wear an external AMF IMU […]