Harvey Mudd College News

Chemistry Alumna Inducted into CMS Hall of Fame

November 16, 2017

Coach John Goldhammer poses with 2017 CMS Hall of Fame InducteeKristina Orosz '04

Harvey Mudd College chemistry alumna Kristina Orosz ’04 has been inducted into the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2017. The best overall thrower the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has ever had, male or female, Orosz is the only thrower in conference history to place in all four throwing events […]

NIH Honors Moayeri ’20 for Exceptional Biomedical Research

November 15, 2017

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Mazda Moayeri ’20 received an Exceptional Summer Student Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for outstanding research conducted at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS). Moayeri, a joint major in computer science and mathematics, is being recognized for the high-quality of his summer internship work in non-invasive detection and […]

Proposed Allocation of Carnegie Academic Leadership Award Funds

November 13, 2017

Dear Campus Community: As you know, at the end of September, we received word that the Carnegie Corporation of New York had awarded $500,000 to Harvey Mudd College in the form of an Academic Leadership Award for outstanding academic and institutional leadership. We are tremendously grateful to Carnegie for this recognition, and we have been […]

Citizen Seitz

November 1, 2017

David Seitz

Harvey Mudd College cultural geography professor David Seitz is celebrating the release of his first book, A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church. The book is the result of six years of research in which Seitz studied the congregation at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Toronto, Canada, focusing […]

Klawe Receives Mellon Presidential Leadership Grant

October 31, 2017

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College’s efforts to achieve unsurpassed excellence and diversity at all levels received a welcome boost in September, when the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation honored President Maria Klawe with funds to support the key goals of the College’s Strategic Vision 2020 through its Presidential Leadership Program. The grant, which will total $250,000 over four […]

Leung ’17 Wins LeRoy Apker Award for Undergrad Physics Work

October 27, 2017

Calvin Leung '17

Calvin Leung ’17, a mathematics and physics double major, has become the fourth Harvey Mudd College student to win the LeRoy Apker Award from the American Physical Society for outstanding achievement in physics by an undergraduate. He joins Stephanie Moyerman ’06, Nathaniel Stern ’03 and Gwen (Bell) Porter ’98. The Apker Award is presented to […]

Iris Critchell Recognized for Aviation Accomplishments

October 20, 2017

Iris Critchell

Instructor of Aeronautics Emerita Iris Critchell was honored for her achievements in aviation with a row of airplane hangars dedicated in her name on Sept. 16 at the Torrance Airport-Zamperini Field in Torrance, Calif. Critchell was one of several honorees at the dedication ceremony, where city and airport officials named each of the airport’s 24 […]

NSF Funds Engineering Education Research

October 18, 2017

Patrick Little

Clean energy, clean water, food security, economic development, global health. These are just a few of the “grand challenges” (as they are called by national engineering leadership) facing the engineering and engineering education community. Recognizing that an interdisciplinary approach to these issues may be the best way to a solution, the community has begun to […]

President Klawe’s Letter to Editor on College Rankings in Wall Street Journal

October 17, 2017

Maria Klawe

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday published a letter to the editor from Harvey Mudd College President Klawe, co-written with the presidents of Wabash College, Agnes Scott College, St. John’s College and Bennington College, that outlines concerns with the methodology of the WSJ/THE U.S. College Rankings, which exclude colleges with fewer than 1,000 students. The […]

Montañez Receives IEEE SMC Best Paper Honors

October 16, 2017

George Montañez, photo by Laszlo Bencze

George Montañez, a computer science faculty member at Harvey Mudd College, has won the IEEE SMC Award for best student paper at the 2017 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Conference. Montañez presented the paper “The Famine of Forte: Few Search Problems Greatly Favor Your Algorithm” to conference attendees this month in Banff, Canada. “In […]