HMC Alumni News Briefs
 April 2013
HMC Alumni Weekend 2013
IN THIS ISSUE
Hope to See You at Alumni Weekend 2013
Upward Bound Excels Beyond Expectations
Campus to Celebrate Capstone Events
Class of 2013 Ready for 55th Commencement
Levy Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Students Receive Watson Fellowships
Seniors, Alumni Awarded Research Fellowships
Juniors Earn Goldwater for Undergrad Research
Innovative Undergrads Make Top 50 List
2013 Putnam Competition Results
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Stop by and See Us at Alumni Weekend

 

Coming to Alumni Weekend 2013, May 3-5? Stop by the Board of Governors table in the registration area to find out about becoming involved with the Alumni Association. Learn about volunteer opportunities, see if there's an upcoming event in your area, pin your location on the alumni map (and see where others have come from), suggest activities for the coming year and view event photos and video snippets created by AABoG members. While you're there, don't forget to create your customized "Talk To Me About..." button to wear during the weekend and peruse the reunion class yearbooks.

 

We hope to see you there! If you haven't yet registered, do so on the Alumni Weekend website or register on site.

 

COMING UP: Watch for information about the 2013 Board of Governors elections in May and the next AABoG meeting on June 22 in Carlsbad, Calif.

 

ALUMNI WEEKEND WEBSITE 
  
HMC upcoming events
 
May 3-5, HMC campus
Register by April 29

PRESENTATION DAYS 
May 6 & 8, HMC campus

May 7, HMC campus
  May 17-19

RECEPTION WITH MARIA KLAWE AT MUSEUM OF GLASS 
June 12,
Tacoma, Wash.

175TH MEETING, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS 
June 22,
Carlsbad, Calif.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RECEPTION 
June 22,
Carlsbad, Calif.

eSOLAR SUN TOWER TOUR 
June 28,
Lancaster, Calif.

LUNCH & TALK WITH PROFESSOR RAN 
June 29,
Los Angeles

LORD OF THE RINGS, TWO TOWERS ACCOMPANIED BY CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
Aug. 16,
Chicago, Ill.    
 
EVENT INQUIRIES

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Fall/Winter 2012
HMC Bulletin fall winter 2012
Alumni Weekend
TOP NEWS
Hope to See You at Alumni Weekend 2013
Register by April 29 for friends, "Jeopardy," piņatas and more

HMC Alumni Weekend Online registration has been extended through Monday, April 29, so register now for Alumni Weekend 2013! Whether or not you're celebrating a reunion this year, we hope you'll join us for a fun-filled weekend. On Friday, help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HMC's renowned Clinic Program and enjoy the All-Dorm Reunion Dinner featuring a Jeopardy-style "Battle of the Dorms."

 

On Saturday, you'll be treated to presentations by this year's Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, a celebration of this year's awardees at the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony, class dinners for all reunion classes and a day-early Cinco de Mayo party for non-reunionites, complete with margaritas, piņatas and a few other surprises. Don't miss your chance to join the fun!

 

Register now through Monday, April 29, on the Alumni Weekend webpage or on campus beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, May 3.

   

REGISTER NOW THROUGH APRIL 29 

Upward Bound Excels Beyond Expectations
Federally funded program supports college-bound students    

HMC's Upward Bound program surpassed its goals for the 2011-2012 academic year, continuing on a successful course with plans to keep excelling. Ninety percent of the high school seniors who participated in the program last year are enrolled in college today, with the majority attending a four-year institution. Ninety-two of the 128 participants improved their grade point average, representing a 33 percent increase over last year's program results. 
 
Campus to Celebrate Capstone Events
Research presentations and Clinic 50th are highlights of year 
   

More than 300 students will present their research results May 6 and 8, during the 43rd Annual Presentation Days at Harvey Mudd College.

The free, public event provides a platform for undergraduate students to unveil findings from their individual and team research projects. This year's projects explore a variety of topics, including alternative energy, hypersonic rocket design, biodiversity and the use of mathematical models to study tumor growth. They represent a breadth of scientific fields including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, rocketry, medicine, mathematics and computation.

 

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Clinic Turns 50

HMC Clinic 50th Anniversary The HMC community will gather Tuesday, May 7, for its annual Projects Day. This year marks 50 years of HMC's Clinic Program. The free, public event will feature student teams presenting results from 42 Clinic projects. The day's lineup includes 20 Engineering Clinics, 11 Computer Science Clinics, five Mathematics Clinics, four Engineering/Physics Clinics and two Global Clinics. These unique capstone experiences allow students to provide solutions for corporate, national laboratory and agency sponsors.

 

Class of 2013 Ready for 55th Commencement
Pioneers of the new Core curriculum    
   
HMC grads In addition to their many awards and accomplishments, the Class of 2013 will be remembered for playing an integral role in shaping HMC's new Core curriculum. During the College's 55th Commencement ceremony on the Mudd Quadrangle at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, HMC expects to confer bachelor of science degrees upon 190 students. Graduates and their guests will hear from Nobel laureate and science education advocate Carl Wieman.
FACULTY NEWS
Levy Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Mathematics professor is HMC's fourth Alder Award recipient

Rachel Levy
The Mathematical Association of America has chosen Rachel Levy, associate professor of mathematics, to receive its 2013 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member. Levy is the fourth Harvey Mudd College faculty member to receive the award since its inception in 2003, and HMC is the only college to appear more than once on the Alder Award list. 

 

STUDENT NEWS
Students Receive Watson Fellowships
Awards provide opportunity to experience impact of work on world

Dustin Zubke '13
Zubke
Groshong
Groshong
Seniors Hannah Groshong and Dustin Zubke were two of only 40 students--from a pool of 700 candidates--to receive 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. The fellowship provides a $25,000 grant to fund a year of independent study and travel abroad. The awards mark the fourth time that HMC has had two Watson winners chosen in a single year.

   

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Seniors, Alumni Awarded Research Fellowships
Recipients to help advance nation's technological infrastructure

Five Harvey Mudd College seniors--Kenny Buyco, Kyle Carbon, Kacyn Fujii, Andrew Loeb and Kiley Sobel--were awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding students pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Eight recent HMC graduates also received NSF fellowships. One HMC senior and eight alumni received honorable mentions. 

   

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Juniors Earn Goldwater for Undergrad Research
Scholars selected from a field of more than 1,000   

  

Andrew Turner '14
Turner
Seema Patel '14
Patel
Samuel Gutekunst '14
Gutekunst

Three Harvey Mudd College juniors have received the most prestigious national award for undergraduate researchers in science, mathematics and engineering. Samuel Gutekunst '14, a mathematics major, and Sheena Patel '14, a physics major, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Andrew Patrick Turner '14, a mathematics and physics major, received an honorable mention.

   

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Innovative Undergrads Make Top 50 List
Seniors create 3-D design marketplace   

  

A printable 3-D design marketplace launched by two HMC seniors and an alumnus was named in the Kairos 50, an annual list of the Top 50 innovative companies founded by undergraduates. Jonathan Schwartz '13 and Max Friefeld '13 presented their venture, Layer By Layer, at the Kairos Global Summit in New York in February.  

   

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2013 Putnam Competition Results
Tough test still a match for Mudders  

  

Harvey Mudd College continued its reign as the top-scoring undergraduate institution in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, seen by many as the world's most prestigious university-level mathematics competition. 

   

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Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, scientists, and mathematicians, well versed in all of these areas
and in the humanities and the social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields
with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.

  1. Innovation, Leadership, and Impact, Especially in Engineering, Science and Mathematics
  2. Focus on Experiential and Interdisciplinary Learning
  3. Unsurpassed Excellence and Diversity at All Levels
  4. Nurturing and Developing the Whole Person
  5. Global Engagement and Informed Contributions to Society
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