Harvey Mudd College News

Students to Present Research on Human-Robot Teaming

November 24, 2014

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Who hasn’t had their cell phone ring at an awkward moment? Researchers at Harvey Mudd want to develop technology that intuitively adapts to the natural rhythms of our lives, so they are experimenting with new techniques for human‐robot teaming. The work is being done in computer science Professor James Boerkoel’s HEATlab (Human Experience and Agent Teamwork […]

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 […]

Castro Receives Top Mathematics Distinction

November 5, 2014

Harvey Mudd College Professor of Mathematics Alfonso Castro has been selected into the 2015 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS Fellows program recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics. According to the AMS website, Castro is recognized for “contributions […]

Endowed Chair Appointments Include New Stauffer Chair

October 16, 2014

Hal Van Ryswyk Harvey Mudd College has appointed Professor of Chemistry Hal Van Ryswyk to the inaugural John Stauffer Professorship in Chemistry, an endowed chair established in 2014 by the trustees of the John Stauffer Charitable Trust and with matching funds from the College. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd […]

Lego Challenge Inspires Youthful Innovation

February 6, 2014

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Dozens of pint-sized, autonomous robots performed rescue missions during fall as part of a FIRST Lego League Challenge at Harvey Mudd College, marking the first time the regional qualifying competition has been held on a college campus. More than 230 elementary and middle-school students from throughout Southern California participated in the Nov. 23 event, which […]

Napier Fellows Pursue Social Justice Projects

January 27, 2014

A new force for social change is emerging, one that brings together youthful enthusiasm and the wisdom of elders. Harvey Mudd College seniors Christian Stevens and Margaret Thompson are enjoying this dynamic pairing—known as the Napier Initiative. With support and input from retired professionals, Stevens and Thompson are developing separate projects aimed at affecting social […]

5-C Presidents Attend White House Summit on College Opportunity

January 16, 2014

Thursday, Jan. 16, college and university presidents and leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments and the private sector joined President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to discuss expanding college opportunity. President Maria Klawe and presidents from each of the other undergraduate Claremont Colleges gathered for the Summit. The day-long event […]

Alumnus’ Venture Seeks to Democratize Startup Education

January 14, 2014

Serial entrepreneur Nicholas Seet ’99 (pictured, left) received funding for a new venture, SIVI.com, 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 […]