Mathematics News

HMC Students at Health Hackathon

November 14, 2018

Sophia Cheng wears the West Wave monitor

Patients and clinicians treating rare diseases face myriad challenges. By definition, the rarity of a disease can mean that research on the condition, established protocol for diagnosis and treatment, and treatment itself are also rare. “Rare diseases” was the theme of the third annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon in New York City, where four Harvey […]

Garrett Cheadle ’20 (274 Yards) Breaks School Rushing Record

October 29, 2018

Garrett Cheadle '20

CMS NEWS/CLAREMONT, Calif. – Junior running back Garrett Cheadle set a program record for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football with 274 rushing yards to lead the Stags to a 34-21 win over Whittier on Saturday afternoon at Zinda Field. With the win, CMS improves to 6-2 overall and 5-0 in the SCIAC, needing one more win to clinch […]

Harvey Mudd Student Named to Top Intern List

September 11, 2018

Djassi Julien '20, Harvey Mudd College student

Harvey Mudd College computer science and mathematics major, two-time Google intern and student leader Djassi Julien ’20 made the first WayUp Intern 100 List this summer. Julien applied to be included on the WayUp Intern 100 list and was selected based on his work ethic, contribution to projects and application of his knowledge. His ranking […]

Quantum Entanglement Confirmed With Light From Distant Quasars

August 22, 2018

Harvey Mudd College

The measurement of one photon of an entangled pair has an instant influence on the measurement result of the other one. This is why, in the quest to understand whether or not quantum entanglement can be explained by classical physics, decisions about which measurements to take must be made completely independently, such that they cannot […]

Omar Wins Math Teaching Award

August 14, 2018

Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College math professor

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Mohamed Omar is one of the top mathematics educators honored for their dedication to teaching and engaging students by the Mathematical Association of America during the organization’s 2018 MathFest. The Henry L. Alder Award recognizes beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extra ordinarily successful and whose effectiveness […]

Su Receives MAA Award for Best Paper

August 11, 2018

Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

At the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest meeting Aug. 3, Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Francis Su was awarded the The Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award, given to the best papers published in the MAA’s flagship journal, The American Mathematical Monthly. The paper recognized was the published version of a speech Su gave at […]

Teachers Prepared to Inspire with Math Modeling

July 30, 2018

IMMERSION participants at Harvey Mudd College, July 2018

Give two kindergartners 10 apples and ask them to divide the fruit between themselves. They may divide the apples equally with each getting five. Or, maybe one child is hungry, so that child gets more. Or, they may each take one and save the remaining eight to share with family and friends. One of the […]

NSF Grant to Elevate Math and CS Instruction

June 18, 2018

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As employment trends shift to meet the changes brought about by technological evolution, computer science has become a basic skill necessary for participation in the modern workforce. However, California students in high poverty, high minority and urban public schools often don’t have access to quality math and computer science education and are therefore sometimes prevented […]

Williams’ Book Highlights Female Mathematicians

June 11, 2018

Talithia Williams and book.

Through her new book Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Talithia Williams hopes everyone can become better informed about influential women in her field. “Growing up in Columbus, Georgia, I didn’t know any women who looked like me did math. It wasn’t until I got to Spelman College […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Join 7C Leadership Program

June 11, 2018

HMC seal

To prepare faculty for the challenges of effective leadership and to shape positive institutional change, The Claremont Colleges are offering a new opportunity for faculty across the seven campuses. Three Harvey Mudd College faculty members—Vivien Hamilton, Susan Martonosi and Katherine Van Heuvelen—were selected to participate in the inaugural year of the program. The yearlong Claremont […]

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