Engineering News

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 […]

Harvey Mudd Trustees Approve Spring 2020 Faculty Promotions

May 27, 2020

Images of HMC faculty members receiving promotions spring 2020

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees and will become effective July 1, 2020. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Karl Haushalter received promotion to full professor. Hired in 2003, he researches DNA repair processes […]

Harvey Mudd Presents 2020 Clinic Milestone Awards

May 22, 2020

HMC seal

Six organizations are being honored by Harvey Mudd College for participating in its Clinic Program and for investing in its students and the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Honorees Meggitt Control Systems, Niagara Bottling LLC, Google Inc, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL), Steelcase Inc. and Webroot Inc. are sponsors of the Clinic Program, an […]

Spencer Featured in Digital Engineering Magazine

May 22, 2020

Matt Spencer

Harvey Mudd engineering professor Matthew Spencer was interviewed by Digital Engineering magazine about the challenges of teaching circuit design and robotics courses remotely during the pandemic. In the podcast and accompanying article, Harvey Mudd College Professor on Teaching Robotics, Circuit Design in Lockdown, Spencer describes how he shifted his hands-on classes from in-person to remote […]

HMC-Wide Effort Produces Face Shields for Healthcare Providers

May 6, 2020

Liz Orwin

Thanks to a collaborative effort among Harvey Mudd College alumni, faculty and staff, the College has begun producing hundreds of face shields to be distributed to local healthcare providers. Using an open-source design co-created by Elizabeth Johansen ’01, engineering professor David Harris, his son, Abraham, and HMC machine shop manager Drew Price have been printing […]

Hwang Recognized for Alloy Research

May 1, 2020

Emily Hwang

Emily Hwang ’20, a chemistry major at Harvey Mudd College, was awarded the Best Poster Prize at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society annual meeting for her work “Computational Indicators of Ductility in Compositionally Complex B2 Alloys.” Hwang is part of engineering professor Lori Bassman’s applied mechanics research group, which studies compositionally complex alloys (CCAs). Conventional […]

Harvey Mudd Seniors Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 17, 2020

NSF logo

Two Harvey Mudd seniors, Savana Ammons and Emily Hwang, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five seniors and four Harvey Mudd alumni were awarded honorable mentions, a significant academic achievement. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are […]

Watson Fellow Marino ’20 to Work Out Around the World

April 16, 2020

Victoria Marino '20

Workouts build more than muscle, they’re also helpful for managing stress, overcoming mental and physical barriers and, for Harvey Mudd College engineering major Victoria Marino ’20, being the best version of herself. A Watson Fellowship will allow Marino to explore “Beyond the Playground: International Workouts.” As a 2020 Watson Fellow, she receives a $36,000 stipend […]

Dato Receives NSF CAREER Grant for Groundbreaking Nanocomposite Research

February 6, 2020

Albert Dato

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to Assistant Professor of Engineering Albert Dato for his research of materials that can provide solutions to energy and environmental challenges. The $500,000 grant from the NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program funds the project “Understanding the Process-Structure-Property Relationships in Polymer Nanocomposites Reinforced […]

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