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Harvey Mudd Students Lauded for Manufacturing Innovation

March 5, 2018

Gokli and students with awards

In late 2016, Purosil LLC, a silicone hose manufacturer in Corona, California, was losing revenue and customers on their formed hose product line. In an effort to change course, the company reached out to Professor Kash Gokli and Harvey Mudd College engineering students, hoping that their knowledge of modern manufacturing practices and their innovative ideas […]

HMC Biologists Develop New Software

March 5, 2018

Eliot Bush

Sometimes writing software is like any other kind of writing; it takes a few drafts to get it right, but the final result is worth the extra effort. Harvey Mudd College Biology Professor Eliot Bush knows that feeling. His recently released software program, xenoGI, which helps researchers reconstruct the history of genomic island insertions in […]

Williams Receives Diversity Mentor Award

February 28, 2018

Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College, mathematics faculty

Harvey Mudd College mathematician Talithia Williams is one of The Claremont Colleges Faculty Diversity award winners. The Claremont Colleges Diversity Working Group presented awards to Williams, Fernando Lozano (Pomona College), Sara Olson (Pomona College) and Suyapa G. Portillo Villeda (Pitzer College) on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Balch Auditorium on the Scripps campus. The Claremont Colleges […]

Harvey Mudd Again in Putnam Top Ten

February 28, 2018

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Harvey Mudd College repeated as the top-scoring undergraduate institution in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the preeminent undergraduate mathematics competition. Twenty-five HMC students spent the better part of Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 taking this notoriously difficult six-hour exam, which requires a unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. The median score for the competition, in which 4,638 […]

Students Publish Temporal Planning Research

February 19, 2018

Harvey Mudd College

Student researchers at Harvey Mudd aren’t exactly on a mission to Mars, but their work could lead to red planet rovers learning some new tricks. In a computer science/mathematics collaboration, Amy Huang ’18 and Liam Lloyd ’18 use geometry to seek ways to embed time management and efficiency into artificial intelligence technologies, aiming to produce […]

Student Lauded for Computational Biology Research

February 12, 2018

Yasubumi Sakakibara, APBC2018 general chair, and Jordan Haack, Harvey Mudd student

Students studying evolutionary biology at Harvey Mudd College are learning about phylogenetic tree reconciliation, a computational method used to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of related pairs of organisms, such as hosts and parasites, or species and gene families. Work in this area earned Jordan Haack ’19 a Best Student Paper award at an international conference. […]

Harvey Mudd Partners With Girls Who Code for New Summer Program

February 8, 2018

Harvey Mudd College campus.

Harvey Mudd College has partnered with Girls Who Code, which seeks to expand its reach across the U.S. with a new summer program, Campus. Campus offers Girls Who Code’s first-ever specialized coding courses to help middle and high school girls get an edge for college and connect with other girls who have similar interests. The […]

Decode Abroad Scholarship

February 7, 2018

HMC seal

Paris may be a moveable feast, but it isn’t a free lunch, especially if you’re a college student studying abroad. The Harvey Mudd College Office of Study Abroad (OSA) offers students semester-long programs in more than 20 countries, giving them the chance to experience another culture and continue their education. But while the programs include […]

Mashek to Head Leading Nonprofit Advancing Viewpoint Diversity

February 6, 2018

Deb Mashek, Harvey Mudd College

The increase in political polarization is having a significant impact on college campuses. For Debra Mashek, professor of psychology at Harvey Mudd College, whose research lies in understanding human relationships and all of its complex layers, this is an opportune time to address this divide. Mashek has been appointed the inaugural executive director of Heterodox […]