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Harvey Mudd Ranked High for ROI

May 7, 2018

Harvey Mudd College campus.

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 6 in the nation for return on investment in PayScale’s 2018 College ROI Report, an annual survey of alumni salaries that evaluates the cost of attending a college against long-term earning potential. PayScale also ranked Harvey Mudd No. 1 for “Best Value Colleges for Science Majors,” followed by MIT, the U.S. Naval […]

Students Recognized for CS Research

May 7, 2018

Computing Research Association logo

Two Harvey Mudd College students have been recognized by the Computing Research Association (CRA). Daniel Johnson ’18 was named a runner up and Jordan Haack ’19 received an honorable mention in the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition. The prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of […]

Students Participate in Math Modeling Contest

May 1, 2018

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

The results of the 2018 International Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) have been announced. Three Harvey Mudd College teams competed against others from around the world (10,670 teams in the MCM and 9,932 in the ICM). In ICM competition, Colin Adams ’19, Rachel Barcklay ’20 and Carla Becker ’18 earned the ICM Honorable […]

Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

April 30, 2018

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Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its sixth annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the following awards: Outstanding Faculty Member Awarded to a faculty […]

Vosburg Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

April 26, 2018

David Vosburg

In his lab at Harvey Mudd College, chemistry professor David Vosburg seeks to make medicinally useful molecules in new ways, especially biomimetic ways, using chemistry that imitates how such molecules are believed to be formed naturally in plants. This fall, Vosburg will continue his research with a new layer of complexity: He’ll do it in […]

Physics Paper Delves Inside the Box

April 24, 2018

Black Box

Somewhere in the basement of the Harvey Mudd Department of Physics, there’s a nameless black box. But its unremarkable looks and lack of an official moniker belie its capabilities. Built in 2016 by mathematics and physics major Calvin Leung ’17 and physics major Amy Brown ’17, the black box contains photon detectors, a camera lens […]

Gamiz Is Woman of the Year

April 19, 2018

Gabriela Gamiz

Harvey Mudd College Director of Community Engagement Gabriela Gamiz was one of those honored by U.S. Congressional Representative Judy Chu (CA–27) during the annual Women of the Year Awards to honor local women in the San Gabriel Valley who have contrinbuted to the community through service, organizing or leadership. “It was an incredible ceremony,” says Gamiz, […]

May 2 NOVA Wonders Screening Features Harvey Mudd Math Professor

April 19, 2018

NOVA Wonders, co-hosted by Harvey Mudd Professor Talithia Williams

Harvey Mudd College professor Talithia Williams believes in the power of data and has become an outspoken advocate for collecting and understanding personal health information in order to become an expert on oneself. Her TEDx Talk on this topic, which includes discussions about tracking blood pressure, temperature and weight, has been viewed online nearly 1.5 […]

Harvey Mudd Chemistry Student Named Goldwater Scholar

April 19, 2018

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Leah Stevenson ’19, an aspiring chemist at Harvey Mudd College, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. This year, 211 scholarships […]