Harvey Mudd College News

Gamiz Is Woman of the Year

April 19, 2018

Gabriela Gamiz

Harvey Mudd College Director of Community Engagement Gabriela Gamiz was one of those honored by U.S. Congressional Representative Judy Chu (CA–27) during the annual Women of the Year Awards to honor local women in the San Gabriel Valley who have contrinbuted to the community through service, organizing or leadership. “It was an incredible ceremony,” says Gamiz, […]

May 2 NOVA Wonders Screening Features Harvey Mudd Math Professor

April 19, 2018

NOVA Wonders, co-hosted by Harvey Mudd Professor Talithia Williams

Harvey Mudd College professor Talithia Williams believes in the power of data and has become an outspoken advocate for collecting and understanding personal health information in order to become an expert on oneself. Her TEDx Talk on this topic, which includes discussions about tracking blood pressure, temperature and weight, has been viewed online nearly 1.5 […]

Harvey Mudd Chemistry Student Named Goldwater Scholar

April 19, 2018

Barry Goldwater Scholarship logo

Leah Stevenson ’19, an aspiring chemist at Harvey Mudd College, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. This year, 211 scholarships […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins April 30

April 19, 2018

Rsearch posters at Harvey Mudd College

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (April 30 and May 2), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 1, a showcase […]

Lape Awarded Distinguished Teaching Professorship at Princeton

April 18, 2018

Nancy Lape, engineering professor, Harvey Mudd College

Nancy Lape, associate professor of engineering at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded the William R. Kenan, Jr. Visiting Professorship for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. The award is given to individuals “who have set standards for exceptional scholarship and distinguished teaching.” Selected for demonstrated excellence in teaching and for her capacity to bring new […]

Harvey Mudd Students Receive NIST-SURF Fellowships

April 18, 2018

Two Harvey Mudd College students, Christopher Hoyt ’18 and Leah Stevenson ’19, have been honored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The NIST-SURF fellowship grants them an opportunity to spend a summer working alongside renowned NIST scientists in a national laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. They receive a $5,500 fellowship […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 16, 2018

NSF logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Jessica Lupanow and Kemper Ludlow, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, three Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and four seniors were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Ludlow, a physics major, will attend Cornell University and conduct research in experimental […]

After School Specials! to Compete in ICCA Final Round

April 11, 2018

The After School Specials!

Picture this: A small town. A tenacious a cappella group with big dreams. All are undergrads, three are STEM majors balancing activities and the challenging Harvey Mudd College curriculum. But nothing can keep them from their goal, to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). A respectable third-place semifinal finish looks like […]

HMC Physics Community Attends APS

March 22, 2018

APS sign

When designing his solid state physics course for the 2018 spring semester, Professor Nicholas Breznay ’02 had an ultimate goal in mind: Get as many students as he could to attend the American Physical Society March Meeting, held this year in Los Angeles. “The idea was to give students ownership of the language and active […]

CAREER Achievement

March 22, 2018

Jessica Wu

“We are now in a post-genomic era,” says Assistant Professor of Computer Science Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu. “The first human genome took 15 years and $2.7 billion to sequence. Now, 15 years later, companies can do it for $1,000 and get you results in three months. Getting genetic data is easy; the new challenge is understanding […]