Harvey Mudd College News

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 […]

NSF Grant Funds Bioelectronics Incubator

October 5, 2018

Laura Palucki Blake

Laura Palucki Blake, assistant vice president for institutional research and effectiveness at Harvey Mudd College, will serve as program evaluator on an ambitious research traineeship grant to start a graduate-level bioelectronics program at Rice University. Funded by a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, Rice’s bioelectronics incubator will train students to develop technologies at […]

Harvey Mudd No. 1 for Mid-Career Salaries

October 1, 2018

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row for highest mid-career salaries among U.S. college and university graduates with a bachelor’s degree only, according to PayScale’s 2018–2019 College Salary Report. The ranking is based on salaries of alumni who pursued careers with a bachelor’s degree as their final degree. “Mid-career” is […]

Dark Matter Particle Study Funded by NSF

September 28, 2018

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

Astronomers estimate that more than 80 percent of the universe’s mass is made up of dark matter, which consists of invisible particles that give off no measurable energy except when they collide with one another in exceedingly weak explosions. What are these particles? That’s a big unanswered question, and one that has captivated scientists around […]

Book Delivers Warnings About Invisible Toxics

September 20, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]