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Lape Awarded Distinguished Teaching Professorship at Princeton

April 18, 2018

Nancy Lape, engineering professor, Harvey Mudd College

Nancy Lape, associate professor of engineering at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded the William R. Kenan, Jr. Visiting Professorship for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. The award is given to individuals “who have set standards for exceptional scholarship and distinguished teaching.” Selected for demonstrated excellence in teaching and for her capacity to bring new […]

Harvey Mudd Students Receive NIST-SURF Fellowships

April 18, 2018

Two Harvey Mudd College students, Christopher Hoyt ’18 and Leah Stevenson ’19, have been honored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The NIST-SURF fellowship grants them an opportunity to spend a summer working alongside renowned NIST scientists in a national laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. They receive a $5,500 fellowship […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 16, 2018

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Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Jessica Lupanow and Kemper Ludlow, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, three Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and four seniors were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Ludlow, a physics major, will attend Cornell University and conduct research in experimental […]

After School Specials! to Compete in ICCA Final Round

April 11, 2018

The After School Specials!

Picture this: A small town. A tenacious a cappella group with big dreams. All are undergrads, three are STEM majors balancing activities and the challenging Harvey Mudd College curriculum. But nothing can keep them from their goal, to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). A respectable third-place semifinal finish looks like […]

HMC Physics Community Attends APS

March 22, 2018

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When designing his solid state physics course for the 2018 spring semester, Professor Nicholas Breznay ’02 had an ultimate goal in mind: Get as many students as he could to attend the American Physical Society March Meeting, held this year in Los Angeles. “The idea was to give students ownership of the language and active […]

CAREER Achievement

March 22, 2018

Jessica Wu

“We are now in a post-genomic era,” says Assistant Professor of Computer Science Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu. “The first human genome took 15 years and $2.7 billion to sequence. Now, 15 years later, companies can do it for $1,000 and get you results in three months. Getting genetic data is easy; the new challenge is understanding […]

NSF Funds REU Project

March 19, 2018

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Driven by a desire to find funding for student research, Harvey Mudd College Professors Lisette de Pillis (Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences, professor of mathematics and department chair) and Tanja Srebotnjak (director of the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design) looked to the National Science Foundation for options. “I really wanted to […]

Sahakian Authors Physics e-Book

March 15, 2018

Cover of Physics on the Edge

In his new book, Physics on the Edge, Vatche Sahakian, professor of physics at Harvey Mudd College, seeks to share topics of modern physics with a general audience using novel e-book technology. Beginning April 5, to celebrate the book’s release, Sahakian will deliver a series of lectures on campus called “Physics on the Edge of […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2018 Awards

March 14, 2018

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The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, April 28, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni Given from alumni to alumni, the award recognizes individuals who […]

Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Board

March 12, 2018

Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Harvey Mudd College Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas has been elected to serve on the Computing Research Association (CRA) board, marking the first time a faculty member from a primarily undergraduate institution has held the position. “CRA supports undergraduate research in a number of ways (e.g., through the CRA Undergraduate Research Award program as well […]