Category: "Award"

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 […]

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 […]

Harvey Mudd Professor First American Awarded Colombian Math Prize

October 16, 2013

Nearly 500 people petitioned for rule changes that would allow his nomination. Among their reasons, they cited Harvey Mudd College mathematics Professor Alfonso Castro’s involvement with the Colombian mathematical community. He co-authored 14 of his published papers with Colombian mathematicians, advised six Colombian doctoral students, and organized four national Colombian mathematical meetings. He introduced specialists […]

Donnelly Gets NSF Grant to Answer Plasma Physics Energy Question

October 15, 2013

Utilizing some of the most powerful laser systems in the world, Harvey Mudd researchers will create and study some of the smallest specimens. Physics Professor Tom Donnelly specializes in high-intensity, laser-matter interactions. In short, he points lasers at sub-micron targets, blasts them into plasma and studies the resulting particle properties and deposited energy. In the […]

Apollo Astronaut Honors Harvey Mudd College Student

September 30, 2013

He was the first to step outside a spacecraft without the safety of a tether. He helped space-test NASA’s Lunar Module along with the life-support backpacks and rendezvous methods later used by the Apollo 11 crew that landed on the moon. He played a leading role in saving the first Skylab mission after the craft’s […]

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 […]

Student Researchers Receive CRA Honors

June 12, 2013

Grads walk

Harvey Mudd College students Jack Ma ’14 and Xanda Schofield ’13 received national recognition in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards 2013 competition. Sponsored this year by Microsoft Research, the contest recognized undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional potential in the computer science field. Jack Ma ’14 Ma received a Runner-Up designation for his work […]

Grant Bolsters Summer Student Research

June 10, 2013

Undergraduate research at Harvey Mudd College has been bolstered by a $500,000 grant awarded by the Pasadena, Calif.-based Fletcher Jones Foundation. The grant adds to endowed funding for student research and will allow more students to participate in the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. “Research is an essential part of our curriculum,” said HMC President […]