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HMC Response to Charlottesville Events

August 17, 2017

Faculty, Staff and Students, I know many of you join me in feeling disappointment, shock and anger at last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The racism, anti-Semitism and outright hatred that fueled the violence and led to the deaths of three people is in direct opposition to this country’s values and to Harvey Mudd’s vision […]

VMware Selects Harvey Mudd Student for First Achieve Scholarship

August 17, 2017

Nupur Banerjee '19, Harvey Mudd student

A desire to increase her volunteer hours motivated Nupur Banerjee ’19 to apply for the VMware Achieve Scholarship, developed to inspire and support women pursuing a degree in computer science or computer engineering. Internships and work were making it difficult for Banerjee to spend as much time as she wished working on the community engagement […]

Suroku by Kyra Wyld ’17

August 11, 2017

Many thanks to mathematics alumna Kyra Wyld ’17, who provided an exclusive puzzle for the HMC Department of Mathematics newsletter. Here’s a repeat of the rules as well as the completed puzzle. Each triangle bound by bold lines must have the numbers 1 through 6 once and only once. Sets of parallel lines form bands […]

NSF Funds New NMR in Chemistry Dept.

August 10, 2017

Chemistry department

To take full advantage of its innovative chemistry curriculum and maintain the position as one of the country’s leading undergraduate chemistry programs, the Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry has undertaken a successful, comprehensive instrumentation replacement and acquisition plan for the last three years.  Through the generosity of foundations, alumni and friends, the department has […]

Engineering by (Re)Design

August 9, 2017

E79 students

Engineers are known for taking things apart to determine how they work and then making improvements before putting them back together. That’s exactly what the Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering did from 2014 to 2016 with the redesign of its Introduction to Engineering Systems course, and a recent paper on the experience has garnered […]

NSF Grant Supports Storage-System Research

August 8, 2017

Geoff Kuenning consults with two students during a class

To help enhance the quality of systems research, the National Science Foundation has awarded Harvey Mudd College computer science professor Geoff Kuenning a grant totaling $161,186. The project, “Collaborative Research: CI-SUSTAIN: National File System Trace Repository,” will help alleviate a longstanding problem in the study of computer systems: the difficulty of providing workloads to drive […]

Harvey Mudd Jumps in Forbes Rankings

August 3, 2017

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 18 in Forbes’ annual America’s Top Colleges list, climbing 41 spots from last year’s 59th position. Forbes also placed Harvey Mudd at No. 3 on its Top 25 STEM Colleges list and No. 5 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Forbes editor Caroline Howard attributed Harvey Mudd’s high ratings to […]

Harvey Mudd in Princeton Review’s 382 Best Colleges

July 31, 2017

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College was named one of the country’s top undergraduate institutions in The Princeton Review’s 2018 college guide, The Best 382 Colleges. The Princeton Review chooses which colleges to include based on their outstanding educational programs, but does not rank the colleges academically. Instead, the guide ranks the top 20 colleges in 62 different categories […]

Rose Hills Foundation Supports Harvey Mudd Chemistry

July 31, 2017

Harvey Mudd chemistry laboratory

The Rose Hills Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Harvey Mudd College to support the modernization of the Department of Chemistry instructional laboratories. The 58-year-old facility that houses the College’s chemistry department, the Jacobs Science Center, was HMC’s first laboratory building and has not had a major renovation since 1993. The Rose Hills Foundation […]