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Clinic Will Help L.A. Residents Monitor Air Quality

Hillary Rodriguez '21 builds a remote sensor to collect air quality data as part of the CEHAT CS Clinic.

As part of its Clinic Program, Harvey Mudd College commits to at least two social justice projects every year. During the 2020–2021 academic year, the Department of Mathematics partnered with the Community Environmental Health Action Team (CEHAT) to provide data analysis and education about air quality and the impact on the health of residents in […]

Sleep Apnea Treatments

AMFThe AMF Clinic team is using the Cadwell ApneaTrak TST home sleep study (PSG) system, shown with attached monitors. The data collected will be used to develop and validate an algorithm for predicting sleep stage using the IMU.

Working remotely added some complications for an Alfred E. Mann Foundation (AMF) Engineering Clinic team data collection for a sleep study, which will collect data using external sensors from volunteers over two to three nights. The goal of the project is to develop more effective treatments for sleep apnea. Study participants wear an external AMF IMU […]

Libeskind-Hadas, Wu, HMC Students Publish Bioinformatics Paper

Ran Libeskind-Hadas and Jessica Wu

Research related to the evolution of genes and species being conducted at Harvey Mudd College by professors of computer science Ran Libeskind-Hadas and Yi-Chieh “Jessica” Wu and their research students is published in Bioinformatics, a leading journal that focuses on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Santi Santichaivekin ’22, Rose Liu ’22, Qing […]

Math Forum Forges Forward Online

Shanahan Center outdoor classroom

First-year students who are considering a math major (of any kind) at Harvey Mudd College will eventually take the Department of Mathematics’ class in public speaking, Math 198: Forum. It’s one of many courses that has been successfully adapted to an online format. Forum is a required course for HMC math majors that serves as […]

Guerra Earns Master’s and Promotes Leadership and Social Justice at HMC

Elaine Guerra

Elaine Guerra, biology department lab manager at Harvey Mudd College, earned a master’s of professional studies in psychology of leadership from Penn State World Campus in May. She’s now using her enhanced skills to foster effective leadership within the HMC community. “I took one class per semester plus one accelerated course during the summers,” says […]

Klawe Awarded Distinction of AAAS Fellow

Maria Klawe

Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Klawe is one of 489 new fellows elected in 2020 by the association. Fellows are recognized for their important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering research, leadership […]

Sandoval Awarded NASPA Region VI Dorothy Keller New Professional Award

Karen Romero Sandoval

Karen Romero Sandoval, assistant director for housing and first year experiences at Harvey Mudd College, was awarded the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region VI Dorothy Keller New Professional Award at the 2020 NASPA Western Regional Conference. The Keller New Professional Award recognizes a professional with less than five years of full-time experience […]

Harvey Mudd No. 1 in PayScale College Salary Report

Harvey Mudd College Shanahan building

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 1 for the fourth 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 2020-21 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” is […]

De Pillis Honored for Research, Teaching, Mentoring

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

Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences and professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, is the co-recipient of the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) 2020 Distinguished Senior Fellowship​ Award. The award is for established scholars “who have made outstanding scientific achievements, demonstrated a record of exceptional scientific contributions and active leadership in […]

International Conference Held to Honor Professor Alfonso Castro

Alfonso Castro at markerboard

Alfonso Castro, McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, celebrated his 70th birthday just as any world-renowned mathematician might: with a global online conference organized by the mathematics community and held in his honor. On Oct. 23, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, in collaboration with the Colombian Mathematical Society and the Colombian Academy of […]