Harvey Mudd College News

Record Number of HMC Students Study Abroad in Spring 2020

Student by river in Spain

Forty-three Harvey Mudd College students are studying abroad during spring semester this year, the largest group to participate in study abroad in the College’s history. Countries where students are studying include Britain, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Spain. This group of 43 students is also the most ethnically diverse […]

Javelin Thrower Inducted into CMS Hall of Fame

Ryan Gibson ’03 and CMS track and field coach (1984–present) John Goldhammer

Javelin thrower and hurdler Ryan Gibson ’03 (computer science) joined the 2020 class of athletes inducted into the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics Alumni Association Hall of Fame last month. “This record-setting group exemplifies the culture of all-around excellence that we strive for on a daily basis here at CMS Athletics,” said Erica Perkins Jasper, director of athletics, […]

Williams Receives MAA Award, Lectureship

Talithia Williams

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Talithia Williams opened the decade with two honors: the Robert V. Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics and a term as the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Pólya Lecturer for 2020–2022. The Special Interest Group on Statistics Education (SIGMAA) of the Mathematical Association of America selected Williams to […]

Dato Receives NSF CAREER Grant for Groundbreaking Nanocomposite Research

Albert Dato

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to Assistant Professor of Engineering Albert Dato for his research of materials that can provide solutions to energy and environmental challenges. The $500,000 grant from the NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program funds the project “Understanding the Process-Structure-Property Relationships in Polymer Nanocomposites Reinforced […]

Harvey Mudd Will No Longer Require SAT Subject Tests

Harvey Mudd campus

Harvey Mudd College has announced that beginning with the high school class of 2021, it will no longer require submission of the SAT subject tests. “We are excited to make this policy change and hope that it will remove a barrier to applying to the College for many students.” said Thyra Briggs, Vice President for […]

Princeton Review Ranks Harvey Mudd No. 3 Best Value College

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College was ranked No. 3 for “Top 75 Best Value Colleges” in The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2020, moving up from last year’s No. 6 spot. The College again ranked No. 1 for “Best Career Placement,” the fourth time it has taken the top spot in the past five years. The […]

Researchers Employ Mathematical Modeling to Study Tumor-immune Dynamics

Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

A collaboration between Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, and international colleagues in mathematics and in experimental biology has culminated in the publication of “Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) used as carrier cells of oncolytic adenovirus results in enhanced oncolytic virotherapy” in Nature. […]

Homework Hotline Celebrates 10 Years of Free STEM Tutoring

Student speaking doing math while on the phone

Feb. 1, 2010 at 6:45 p.m., a group of students sat in an upstairs room in the Linde Activities Center with their headsets on, waiting for the phone lines to go live at 7 p.m. Matt Kweon ’13 says, “I don’t recall how much time had elapsed after going live, but I clearly remember the […]

NSF Grant Supports Cultivating Diversity Among AI Researchers

Professor Jim Boerkoel

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor Jim Boerkoel has received a $45,900 federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of his project “A Consortium for Cultivating Future Artificial Intelligence Researchers.” “The AAAI Undergraduate Consortium and Mentoring Program, hosted at the 2020 and 2021 AAAI Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, will attempt to address […]

CS Researchers Present Findings on Machine Learning, Algorithms

Jon Hayase and Julia Vendemiatti

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez and his students have turned their research of theoretical machine learning, probability, statistics and search into multiple publications and presentations. In early December 2019, Montañez, Jon Hayase ’20 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 attended the 32nd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Australia to present their research. […]