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NSF Funds Evolutionary History Research

September 13, 2019

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, studies algorithmic issues in computational biology—in particular, the problem of phylogenetic tree reconciliation, a computational method used to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of related pairs of organisms by hypothesizing the evolutionary events that explain their incongruence. The reconciliation is a mapping of one tree onto the other […]

HMC Named NASPA LEAD Initiative Institution

September 12, 2019

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The Harvey Mudd College Office of Community Engagement works on campus and with the broader community through a variety of programs to educate and empower its constituents to make meaningful contributions to society. Having overseen many successful programs at HMC, including Homework Hotline (which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in 2020), Science Bus and the […]

Porter and Macsai-Goren Receive Student Awards

September 11, 2019

Macsai-Goren receiving the First-Year Writing Award from Paul Steinburg

As part of its annual tradition to welcome new and returning students, Harvey Mudd College kicked off the 2019–2020 academic year Sept. 3 with a Convocation ceremony. Keynote speakers Hieu Nguyen, vice president for advancement, Tom Donnelly, chair of the faculty, and President Maria Klawe, spoke on the themes of the College mission and “seeing […]

Shimizu Named Astronaut Scholar

September 9, 2019

Emilly Shimizu '20 is presented a scholarship award by ASF official. Photo by ASF, Emily Jourdan

Harvey Mudd College joint chemistry and biology major Emily Shimizu ’20 has been named an Astronaut Scholar for the 2019–2020 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. She is the 26th Harvey Mudd student to receive the honor, which includes a scholarship prize of up to $10,000 and opportunities for professional development and mentoring. “Besides […]

In Memoriam: Carl Baumgaertner, Clinical Professor of Engineering Emeritus

September 9, 2019

The College mourns the loss of Carl Baumgaertner, clinical professor of engineering emeritus, aerospace systems and electronics expert, and decorated military veteran, who died Aug. 16 at the age of 95. In January 1943, six months out of military high school, where he graduated as a United States Army second lieutenant, Baumgaertner was called to […]

Harvey Mudd Ranks High in U.S. News and World Report

September 9, 2019

Harvey Mudd College campus.

Harvey Mudd College is ranked No. 2 for undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020. Harvey Mudd’s ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree in engineering. Last year the College tied for first place, and has shared the No. 1 spot with Rose-Hulman […]

NSF Supports Materials Science Research at Harvey Mudd

September 5, 2019

Hal Van Ryswyk

Three professors in three fields from two colleges are celebrating a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for the acquisition of a standardized integrated toolset for photovoltaics fabrication and characterization. Hal Van Ryswyk, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, and Pomona College physics professors Janice Hudgings and […]

Harvey Mudd No. 1 in PayScale Salary Report

August 21, 2019

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 1 for the third 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 2019-20 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” […]

Harvey Mudd Class of 2023

August 15, 2019

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Harvey Mudd College welcomes 224 outstanding students to the incoming class of 2023 this fall. Members of this class exhibit the collaborative spirit and desire to help others that thrives at Harvey Mudd. In their admission essays, students shared experiences that include organizing a workshop to raise awareness of social issues, developing a new system […]

Mudd Team Competes at RoboSub

August 14, 2019

MuddSub team

“More like a conference than a competition” For the first time, Harvey Mudd College fielded an entry in the RoboNation RoboSub competition, which has been contested annually for 21 years. The Harvey Mudd Robotics Team, MuddSub, fielded its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Alfie, against AUVs from other teams representing schools from 14 countries and several […]