Engineering News

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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