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Community Engagement Partners Mudders, Youngsters

April 1, 2014

In an ongoing effort to find tomorrow’s scientists today, Harvey Mudd College is invested in community engagement programs aimed at generating interest in STEM studies, especially among underrepresented populations. Two such programs, coordinated by student organizations the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Science Bus, take place Saturday, April 5. The Harvey Mudd chapter of […]

Harvey Mudd College Launches $150 Million Fundraising Campaign

February 19, 2014

campaign launch event

Harvey Mudd College, a leading innovator in science, engineering and mathematics undergraduate education, has launched a $150 million comprehensive campaign. “Harvey Mudd is on a mission,” said President Maria Klawe. “We seek to fund the people, programs and places that will allow us to ensure that a steady stream of passionate problem solvers is available […]

Spur More, Better Computer Science Teachers

October 18, 2013

Tough problems await creative answers. So when Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Colleen Lewis saw the challenge high school computer science teachers, especially beginners, face in making the subject comprehensible for their young audiences, she proposed an innovative solution. It’s one she hopes will inspire more instructors to teach the subject. Lewis recently received […]

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 […]

New Drinkward Recital Hall, New Concert Series

October 11, 2013

STEM and Stravinsky go hand in hand at Harvey Mudd College. This fall marks the opening of a concert venue on the Harvey Mudd campus — the Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall, which will provide a home to a new concert series. The Drinkwards’ donation, a symbol of their commitment to the College, […]

Grants Support Computer Science Research

October 8, 2013

Geoff Kuenning.

A select group of Harvey Mudd College undergraduate students will have the opportunity to collaborate with graduate students at Stony Brook and Harvard Universities on research to eliminate costly bottlenecks in computer systems that waste energy and hamper performance. Geoff Kuenning, professor of computer science and director of the Computer Science Clinic, was one of […]

Summer Institute Scholars Bring Science Play to Outreach

September 16, 2013

Sometimes science is best explained with silly putty, film canisters and paper. Concepts such as how polymers react to different stresses or how drag forces affect airplanes came alive for a group of 7- to 14-year-olds at Mountain View Family Development’s community outreach Aug. 24, thanks to activities planned and directed by 37 Harvey Mudd […]

Harvey Mudd Professors to Study “Flipped” Classroom Model

September 16, 2013

Flipped classrooms are being implemented nationwide and the idea has caught on much like the concept of massive open online courses (MOOCs). But does flipped classroom instruction increase learning and retention? Four Harvey Mudd College professors have been awarded a three-year, $199,544 National Science Foundation grant to find out. In a flipped, or inverted, classroom, […]

Harvey Mudd Students Showcase Research

September 6, 2013

Thanks to her chemistry professor, Lydia Jahl ’14 spent the summer in Bologna, Italy. While she did sample the scenery and cuisine, Jahl did not travel as a tourist but rather as a scientist, working at the Italian National Research Council’s Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. She worked with chemist Stefania Gilardoni, a colleague […]

HMC Completes Innovative, Energy-Efficient Teaching & Learning Center

July 29, 2013

Harvey Mudd College’s new academic building, designed to support its unique blend of collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, is now complete and has been named the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning. The College’s board of trustees unanimously voted to name the building in honor of Mike Shanahan, chairman emeritus of Capital Research and Management […]