Mathematics News

Harvey Mudd Announces New Faculty for 2020

June 15, 2020

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Searches for tenure-track appointments in psychology and mathematics have resulted in the hiring of four teacher/scholars who will bring their expertise to Harvey Mudd College. Dept. of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts Anup Gampa, assistant professor of psychology, focuses on the relationship between an individual’s psychology and, particularly, social movements, racism and capitalism. His […]

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 […]

Omar Named Karen EDGE Fellow

May 22, 2020

Mohomed Omar

Mohamed Omar, associate professor of mathematics and holder of the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College, is a member of the EDGE Foundation’s 2020 inaugural class of Karen EDGE Fellows. The foundation selects mid-career mathematicians who are from underrepresented minority groups as fellows based on their research programs and their […]

HMC Students Examine COVID-19 Data in New Course

May 4, 2020

Weiqing Gu and students in classroom

Harvey Mudd College students are digging into COVID-19 data in real time in a new five-week spring semester course led by Weiqing Gu, McAlister Professor of Mathematics. COVID-19: Data Analytics/Machine Learning is a project-based, online course that is challenging a multidisciplinary group of 36 upper-level students to use materials collected from an international dataset to […]

Aria Beaupre ’21 Named a Goldwater Scholar

April 27, 2020

Aria Beaupre ’21, Goldwater Scholar

Aria Beaupre ’21, a Harvey Mudd College mathematics major known for making math joyful, accessible and inspiring on campus and beyond, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room […]

Yong Receives AMS Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

April 17, 2020

Darryl Yong

For his many sustainable and replicable contributions to mathematics and mathematics education, the American Mathematical Society Committee on Education awarded Darryl Yong ’96 the 2020 AMS Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. Mathematics professor and Mathematics Clinic director at Harvey Mudd College, Yong is an accomplished mathematician who has written six […]

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 […]

Students Participate in Putnam Competition

February 28, 2020

Harvey Mudd College

The results of the nationwide 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition were recently announced, and Harvey Mudd College did well, placing 41st out of 570 participating institutions. Twenty-seven HMC students spent Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, taking this very difficult six-hour exam, which requires a unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. The median score for […]

Williams Receives MAA Award, Lectureship

February 11, 2020

Talithia Williams

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Talithia Williams opened the decade with two honors: the Robert V. Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics and a term as the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Pólya Lecturer for 2020–2022. The Special Interest Group on Statistics Education (SIGMAA) of the Mathematical Association of America selected Williams to […]

CRA Recognizes Student Researchers

January 13, 2020

The Computing Research Association (CRA) announced its 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards in December, and two Harvey Mudd College students were commended. Ivy Liu ’20 was selected as a finalist, and Daniel Bashir ’20 earned an honorable mention. Sponsored this year by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, the prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American colleges […]

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