Mathematics News

Lindo Promotes Math Excellence as NAM Board Member

May 25, 2021

Haydee Lindo

<p>Haydee Lindo, assistant professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, sees her teaching as a vehicle for mentorship and science communication. Having recently been appointed to the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) board as editor in chief and chair of the Publications and Publicity Committee, Lindo is in position to influence a wider audience of mathematicians. […]</p>

Harvey Mudd Trustees Approve Spring 2021 Faculty Promotions

May 19, 2021

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<p>Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees at its May meeting. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Dagan Karp, a mathematics faculty member since 2008, received promotion to full professor. His research focus is algebraic […]</p>

Three HMC Math Faculty Receive NSF Grants

May 13, 2021

Shanahan Center outdoor classroom

<p>Awards from the National Science Foundation were granted to three members of the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. The grants will allow them to further research ranging from studying networks using mathematical models to determining best practices for in-class group work monitoring in K-12 education. Heather Zinn-Brooks’ project, “Advances in […]</p>

Harvey Mudd Seniors Perform Piano Recitals

May 9, 2021

Drinkward Recital Hall

<p>Kathryn Chan ’21, Matthew LeMay ’21 and Kewei Zhou ’21 performed solo piano works recorded at home as part of their senior year studies for Harvey Mudd College. The trio are students in Scripps College music professor Gayle Blankenburg’s Piano Studio Recital class. Blankenburg says, “I’m particularly proud of these three. They are all playing […]</p>

Four Harvey Mudd Students Receive 2021 Goldwater Scholarships

April 29, 2021

<p>The most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, has been awarded to four Harvey Mudd College students: Tonatiuh Gonzalez ’22, Jacob Kelber ’23, Hanna Porter ’22 and Anna Soper ’22. The 409 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,256 natural science, engineering […]</p>

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2021 Outstanding Alumni

April 22, 2021

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<p>As part of its annual awards, the Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award, which recognizes impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The board of governors selected seven Outstanding Alumni. Given from alumni to alumni, the award recognizes […]</p>

Sapirstein Wins Watson Fellowship

April 21, 2021

Abel Sapirstein '21

<p>One of this year’s prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowships has been awarded to Harvey Mudd College senior Abel Sapirstein. The mathematical and computational biology major will study alternate perspectives in healthcare equity while traveling to Bhutan, Chile and Japan. The 2021 class of Watson Fellows represents eight countries and 22 U.S. states. From the 153 […]</p>

CRA Recognizes Harvey Mudd Student Researchers

January 12, 2021

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<p>Joint computer science and mathematics major Lindsay Popowski ’21 is a recipient of the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. CRA also recognized joint computer science and mathematics major Abtin Molavi ’21 as a finalist. Sponsored this year by Microsoft Research, the prestigious program celebrates undergraduates at North American colleges and universities […]</p>

Art Benjamin is Backgammon Champ

January 11, 2021

Art Benjamin

<p>Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Art Benjamin, won the inaugural 2020 American Backgammon Tour Online (ABTO) with the best overall performance in a series of 17 national tournaments. Benjamin garnered a 72–37 win-loss record by finishing first in three ABTO tournaments (Buffalo, Ohio, and Summer Finale), second in one event (Spring Fling), and finishing in […]</p>

Francis Su Shares Euler Book Prize with Christopher Jackson

January 6, 2021

Francis Su and Christopher Jackson

<p>“The book Mathematics for Human Flourishing presents mathematics as a discipline with the power to transform lives and speak to the very core of what it means to be human,” states the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which awarded the 2021 Euler Book Prize to Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, […]</p>

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