Engineering News

Faculty Promotions and Tenure Approved

February 12, 2021

headshots of professors

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees and will become effective July 1, 2021. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Ambereen Dadabhoy received tenure and promotion to associate professor. Dadabhoy researches the representation of race […]

Fluidmaster Clinic: Electronic Toilet Valve to Improve Water Efficiency

January 15, 2021

Pipe connections connect garden hose to the simple fill valve test setup.

Glenn Hudson ‘07 landed at Fluidmaster a few years after graduating from Harvey Mudd College, in part because he knew the company from the first Clinic project they sponsored in 2005. Fluidmaster’s original Clinic project was a great success, and the company decided to hire Joe Laubach ’05, who had been a Clinic team leader. […]

Sleep Apnea Treatments

December 16, 2020

AMFThe AMF Clinic team is using the Cadwell ApneaTrak TST home sleep study (PSG) system, shown with attached monitors. The data collected will be used to develop and validate an algorithm for predicting sleep stage using the IMU.

Working remotely added some complications for an Alfred E. Mann Foundation (AMF) Engineering Clinic team data collection for a sleep study, which will collect data using external sensors from volunteers over two to three nights. The goal of the project is to develop more effective treatments for sleep apnea. Study participants wear an external AMF IMU […]

Klawe and Colf ’95 Honored by STEAM:Coders

October 21, 2020

Maria Klawe and Vicky Colf, STEAMCoders awardees 2020

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe and alumna Vicky Colf ’95 are being honored by STEAM:Coders for their leadership and service during a virtual event Oct. 22. STEAM:Coders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented and underserved students and families through the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Their virtual event, […]

Engineering Course Offered to Worldwide Audience

September 23, 2020

Harvey Mudd College sign

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Engineering will offer Digital Design and Computer Architecture, ENGR85, as a massive open online course (MOOC) through EdX this spring. The course complements a new edition of the textbook by the same name, coauthored by engineering professors David Harris and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, professor Sarah Harris (no […]

Sandia Clinic Team Publishes Nanocomposite Research

September 22, 2020

Harvey Mudd College

Having overcome pandemic challenges, members of the 2019–2020 Harvey Mudd College Sandia National Laboratories Clinic team are celebrating publication of their research by Cambridge University Press. The Sandia Clinic project, one of 56 Clinic projects sponsored last academic year, concerns barium titanate (BTO), a ferroelectric material used in capacitors because of its high dielectric constant, […]

Harvey Mudd Ranks High in U.S. News and World Report 2021

September 14, 2020

Harvey Mudd College campus.

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 2 for undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2021, maintaining the same spot as last year. Harvey Mudd’s engineering ranking is among colleges that offer a bachelor’s or master’s as the top degree. The College has tied for No. 1 with Rose-Hulman three out of the past […]

NSF Funds Interdisciplinary Engineering, CS and Biology Research

July 24, 2020

Chris Clark and a student researcher

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded Harvey Mudd College engineering professor Chris Clark’s project “Monitoring of Marine Life Coastal Habitats via Autonomous Robot Systems.” “The project builds from our previous shark-tracking projects as well as our cross-cultural International Computer Engineering eXperience (ICEX) program,” says Clark. Researchers are seeking to extend the development of AUV […]

NSF Grant Supports Effort to Identify Deep Fake Technology

June 9, 2020

TJ Tsai

When scrolling through the news in your favorite app, you probably have a method of determining whether the content you’re seeing is legitimate or fake. What’s the source of the story? Who benefits from the story being shared? Are there obvious factual errors? Sometimes, it’s not even necessary to read past the headline because you […]

Bassman and Students File Provisional Patent on Alloy Family

May 28, 2020

students pulling samples from a furnace

Professor of Engineering Lori Bassman, five Harvey Mudd College students, and two of her University of New South Wales colleagues, Kevin Laws and Patrick Conway, have filed a provisional patent on a family of novel compositionally complex metal alloys that were developed over two years during summer research. “The project goal was to develop alloys […]

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