Category: "Alumni"

Alumnus Honored as 2014 Apker Finalist

November 20, 2014

Harvey Mudd College physics graduate Jaron Kent-Dobias ’14 was selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s 2014 LeRoy Apker Award. The Apker Award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, providing encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Kent-Dobias is the College’s eighth Apker finalist since […]

Alumnus’ Venture Seeks to Democratize Startup Education

January 14, 2014

Serial entrepreneur Nicholas Seet ’99 (pictured, left) received funding for a new venture,, that provides gamified e-learning for aspiring entrepreneurs. SIVI Corporation, where Seet and Ashok Kamal (right) are CTO and CEO, respectively, recently graduated from VentureSpur’s accelerator program and closed an investment round in excess of $340,000 from Oklahoma investors. Seet and Kamal […]

Forbes Names Sean Plott ’08 to 30 under 30 List

January 12, 2014

Entrepreneur and professional gamer Sean “Day[9]” Plott ’08 has been named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for those in the Games industry. The magazine describes Plott as “one of the biggest names in the world of e-sports.” Plott is broadcaster and co-founder (with Eric Burkhart ’08) of Jink.TV, a popular venue for watching StarCraft […]

Simpson ’83 to Lead Army’s Renewable Energy Projects

January 10, 2014

The United States Army announced that Amanda Simpson ’83 has been named the executive director of the U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF). Simpson, a Presidential appointee (senior technical advisor in the Department of Commerce, advising on policy with regard to exports of U.S. technology), served most recently as the EITF Executive Deputy Director […]

High Jumper Selected for Athlete Hall of Fame

November 22, 2013

He’s never leaped a tall building in a single bound, but Harvey Mudd College alumnus Eric Jones ’97 still holds the high jump record he set 18 years ago. For this and other athletic achievements, Jones has been inducted into the Claremont/Mudd/Scripps (CMS) Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. “He jumped seven feet at the national […]

Alumnus Wins Selznick Award for Bond Films

November 13, 2013

James Bond producer and Harvey Mudd College alumnus and Trustee Michael G. Wilson ’63 has been awarded the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America. The award recognizes a producer’s body of work in motion pictures. Wilson and his sister, James Bond co-producer Barbara Broccoli, will receive the […]

Young Scientists Meet Heidelberg Laureates

November 8, 2013

Young researchers and scientific greats rarely rub elbows, but a Harvey Mudd alumna and current student did just that at the recent Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany. The forum brings together computer science and mathematics pioneers with a select group of 200 young researchers for a week of lectures and activities designed to inform […]

Alumnus Awarded Innovation Fellowship

June 28, 2013

Harvey Mudd College alumnus Adrian Sampson ’09 has been awarded a 2013 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for work that will make computers more efficient. The fellowship recognizes, rewards and mentors innovative Ph.D. students across a broad range of technical areas, based on innovation, execution and teamwork. Sampson, who is now pursuing graduate studies at the University […]

Alumnus’ Nonprofit Boosts Solar Access

June 7, 2013

Solar for All logo

Harvey Mudd College alumnus Greg Harr ’94 has founded a nonprofit to bring solar energy to low-income families in Oregon. Solar for All partners with local housing organizations by purchasing solar electric systems for affordable housing projects at no cost to the partner organization. Solar panels are purchased from local manufacturers, and installation costs for […]

Henry Kapteyn ’82 Elected NAS Member

June 5, 2013

Harvey Mudd College alumnus Henry Kapteyn ’82 has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest […]