Maria Klawe in the News

Class of 2016 a Milestone for Women in Physics

May 17, 2016

graduates walking

For the first time in its history, Harvey Mudd College graduated more female physics majors than male at its annual commencement, May 15, 2016. Of the 25 students completing a physics degree, 13 were women (52 percent). In another first, the College graduated more female computer science majors than male—54.4 percent of students graduating with a degree […]

Klawe Honored For Contributions to Computing

March 9, 2016

Maria Klawe

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe has received the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to and impact on the computing research community. “Klawe has used her leadership positions to strengthen the research discipline of computer science and to establish new norms and policies to increase the percentage of women […]

$25 Million Gift Establishes Center for Creativity and Collaboration for the 5Cs

September 10, 2015

students talking

“The challenges we face today call for audacious thinkers and doers who can work collaboratively and creatively across disciplines.” —Rick Sontag (HMC ’64) In making a $25 million gift that will benefit the five undergraduate campuses of The Claremont Colleges, Rick and Susan Sontag hope to help some of the nation’s most talented students harness […]

Painting Lesson Leads to Essay Prize

July 1, 2015

Ramita Kondepudi '18

To increase awareness of women’s ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America recently co-sponsored an essay contest. Harvey Mudd College student Ramita Kondepudi ’18 earned first place at the Undergraduate Level for her essay about Dr. Maria Klawe, “Painting With the President.” “When I found the […]

Klawe Receives AAUW Achievement Award

June 15, 2015

Maria Klawe

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe, a leading advocate for making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education more accessible to women and diverse groups, will receive the American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2015 Achievement Award on June 20 at the AAUW National Convention in San Diego. The award recognizes her leadership in academia […]