Harvey Mudd College News

HMC Names Babintseva Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies

Ekaterina Babinsteva

Harvey Mudd College has named Ekaterina Babintseva, a historian of science and technology, the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies for 2020-2022. Babintseva examines the history of computing and psychology in the 20th century. A PhD recipient from the University of Pennsylvania, she is interested in the ways mid-century psychologists mobilized computing […]

Harvey Mudd Joins National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Kingston Hall

In July, Harvey Mudd College joined hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities in becoming a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a national organization dedicated to supporting faculty and their professional development in academia. “I am delighted that the HMC community has access to the professional development opportunities offered by the NCFDD,” […]

Gallicchio Receives NSF CAREER Grant to Explore Quantum Entanglement

Jason Gallicchio

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to physics professor Jason Gallicchio, an expert in experimental cosmology, the study of the origin and evolution of the universe. The grant from the NSF Office of Multidisciplinary Activities and Quantum Information Science programs will fund the project “Using Astronomy to […]

Mudders in Senior Art Exhibition

Image of the COVID19 virus. made up of smaller images of people wearing face masks.

Many end-of-spring-semester events pivoted from in-person to online this year, including Scripps College’s annual Senior Art Exhibition. Harvey Mudd College seniors Emily Zhao and Julia Read were among the artists who reinvented their artwork to fit a virtual presentation for the show “A part/ Apart.” “Am I the Virus?”, Zhao’s work in the exhibition, is […]

NSF Funds Interdisciplinary Engineering, CS and Biology Research

Chris Clark and a student researcher

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded Harvey Mudd College engineering professor Chris Clark’s project “Monitoring of Marine Life Coastal Habitats via Autonomous Robot Systems.” “The project builds from our previous shark-tracking projects as well as our cross-cultural International Computer Engineering eXperience (ICEX) program,” says Clark. Researchers are seeking to extend the development of AUV […]

Pezeshki Named Astronaut Scholar

Kaveh Pezeshki

Harvey Mudd College physics major Kaveh Pezeshki ’21 has been named an Astronaut Scholar for the 2020–2021 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). He is the 27th Harvey Mudd student to receive the honor. The ASF selects college students pursuing careers in science, engineering and mathematics who exhibit initiative, creativity and excellence in […]

International Students to be Allowed into U.S. if Classes Online

Dear HMC Community, We are very happy to share the news that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reached an agreement to rescind its earlier policy directive requiring international students take in-person classes in order to study in the U.S. Harvey Mudd values our international students highly and earlier had joined colleges and universities […]

Dadabhoy Engages in Critical Race Conversation

Nedda Mehdizadeh (UCLA) and Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvey Mudd College)

During a July 9 video seminar presented by Folger Institute’s Critical Race Conversations, Ambereen Dadabhoy and Nedda Mehdizadeh “discuss methods of manifesting solidarity through pedagogical practice and demonstrate successful approaches to engaging in meaningful, ongoing discussions with their students about race. Drawing on their own pedagogical experiences teaching early modern literature and Shakespeare, Dadabhoy and […]

CS Clinic Team Publishes Transfer Learning Research

George Montanez

“Limits of Transfer Learning,” a paper by the Harvey Mudd College Walter Bradley Center Clinic team, has been accepted to the Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization and Data Science (LOD 2020). The Computer Science Clinic team—advisor and computer science professor George Montañez, Jake Williams ’20, Tyler Sam ’20, Abel Tadesse ’20 (CMC) and […]

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Postdoctoral Program Scholars

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Harvey Mudd College welcomes three scholars— Morgan Carr-Markell, Sarah Kavassalis and Joseph Wirth—who have been hired as part of a pilot three-year postdoctoral program that responds to the increased demand for faculty members equipped with the ability to teach computational skills. With the Postdoctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Computation (PIC), the College seeks to address the […]