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Harvey Mudd Joins Code.org Effort to Prioritize Computer Science in K-12 Schools

Harvey Mudd campus

Harvey Mudd College joined national nonprofit organization Code.org and over 500 of the nation’s top industry, nonprofit and education leaders to issue a letter calling on state governments and education leaders to “update the K-12 curriculum in each state, for every student in every school to have the opportunity to learn computer science.” The coalition […]

Harvey Mudd Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Hank Krieger

Hank Krieger

The Harvey Mudd College community mourns the loss of mathematics Professor Emeritus Hank Krieger, who passed away on June 29. During his 37 years at Harvey Mudd College, Krieger held many leadership roles on campus, including chair of the Department of Mathematics and chair of the faculty. Within the math department, he was known for his kind, supportive and […]

Harvey Mudd Upward Bound Grant Renewed Through 2027

Upward Bound students

Now that the Harvey Mudd College Upward Bound program has been funded for the next five years, program Director Angie Covarrubias Aguilar is excited for what is ahead. For more than 50 years, HMC’s Upward Bound program has helped first-generation, low-income high school students develop skills for college success. Funded by the Department of Education, […]

NSF Supports Machine Learning in Music Information Retrieval

TJ Tsai

The field of music information retrieval sits at the intersection of music, signal processing and machine learning. “We use interesting problems in music as a playground to develop mastery of tools and techniques in signal processing and machine learning,” says Harvey Mudd College engineering professor TJ Tsai, who received a $500,270 CAREER award from the […]

Harvey Mudd Mathematician Joins Backgammon Hall of Fame

Art Benjamin

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor and mathemagician Art Benjamin was inducted into the American Backgammon Hall of Fame June 11. The American Backgammon Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have achieved extraordinary playing results and/or have made extraordinary contributions to the game of backgammon in the United States. Benjamin and John O’Hagan joined 25 other […]

NOAA Scholar to Study Computational Earth Science

William Yik

Inspired by his friends and professors at Harvey Mudd College, computer science and mathematics major William Yik ’24 decided to apply for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2022  Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, which he was recently awarded. The scholarship includes a 10-week paid internship in summer 2023. “I’ll be able to choose from […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Promotions, Summer 2022

Dan Stoebel

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees at its May meeting. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Daniel Stoebel, a biology faculty member since 2010, received promotion to full professor. He studies the genetics and […]

2022 Binder Prize Goes to Gonzalez and Limon

Harvey Mudd College selected two employees to receive the 2022 Mary G. Binder Prize: Lorena Gonzalez, Department of Engineering Clinic Program Coordinator and Guillermina “Gigi” Limon, building attendant in the Office of Facilities and Maintenance. The Mary G. Binder Prize honors a member of HMC’s support staff “who combines a record of exceptional service with […]

Machine Learning Accuracy Research Published

McGregor Computer Science Center

Two papers authored by Harvey Mudd College computer scientists in Professor George Montañez’s AMISTAD Lab have been accepted to conferences this summer. The IEEE 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (part of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence) accepted “Bounding Generalization Error Through Bias and Capacity,” co-authored by Montañez, Ramya Ramalingam ’21, Nico […]

May Presidential Search Update – Position Specification Posted

HMC Community, I am writing to share an update on the progress of the Harvey Mudd College presidential search and to thank everyone who participated in the various surveys and focus groups to share your ideas, concerns and aspirations for HMC and our next president. The presidential search committee and SpencerStuart spent the last month […]