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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 […]

Harvey Mudd Ranked No. 1 for Undergrad Engineering

September 10, 2018

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College’s undergraduate engineering program is ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019, tied with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Harvey Mudd’s ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree in engineering. The College has tied for first place four out of the past five years. […]

Brown Named Astronaut Scholar

September 7, 2018

Nina Brown '19

Harvey Mudd College physics major Nina Brown ’19 was named an Astronaut Scholar for the 2018–2019 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). She is the 25th Harvey Mudd student to receive the honor. In August, Brown attended the ASF Innovators Gala in Washington D.C., where she received her award and spent time getting […]

McFadden Shares in Coral Discovery

August 30, 2018

Cathy McFadden inside submersible Alvin

During her first-ever submersible dive on Aug. 23, coral reef expert and Harvey Mudd College biologist Catherine McFadden experienced a monumental moment. “We thought there might be some coral at the site, but I was expecting a fairly barren landscape of mud and rock with just some small, isolated coral colonies here and there.” Instead, […]

HMC Chemistry Professor Phil Myhre

August 29, 2018

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus, passed away at home in Tennessee Aug. 26 following a short illness. Myhre was an important presence at the College, serving from 1960 to 1999. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran College and a PhD at the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at […]

Washington Monthly Ranks Harvey Mudd No. 3

August 28, 2018

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 3 among liberal arts colleges in Washington Monthly’s 2018 College Guide and Rankings issue, a survey of U.S. colleges and universities based on public service. The ranking’s methodology focuses on social mobility, research contributions and service, including factors such as recruitment and graduation rates of low-income students, percentage of alumni who go […]

Workload and Wellbeing Study Results

August 20, 2018

Harvey Mudd College campus.

Just how much time are Harvey Mudd College students spending on coursework outside the classroom? And what impact are those cumulative hours having on their wellbeing? In response to concerns over work-life balance at HMC, the Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) designed and conducted the Workload and Health at Mudd (WHAM) study to gain a […]

Harvey Mudd Chem-Bio Majors Earn Best Poster Award

August 17, 2018

Harvey Mudd chemistry and biology students Lakshmi Batachari ’18 and Chris Doering ’19 pose next to their winning Undergraduate Research poster at the 2018 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages meeting.

When microbiologists from around the world gathered this month for the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages meeting, they were joined by two Harvey Mudd College students whose research was so impressive it earned them a Best Undergraduate Poster award. At the longest-running series of molecular biology meetings, joint chemistry and biology majors Lakshmi Batachari […]

Omar Wins Math Teaching Award

August 14, 2018

Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College math professor

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Mohamed Omar is one of the top mathematics educators honored for their dedication to teaching and engaging students by the Mathematical Association of America during the organization’s 2018 MathFest. The Henry L. Alder Award recognizes beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extra ordinarily successful and whose effectiveness […]