Topic: "Campaign"

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 […]

Upward Bound Scholars Tackle Academic Challenge

July 17, 2013

Forty-five high school students are spending six weeks this summer at Harvey Mudd College honing their academic skills as part of Upward Bound, a program aimed at positioning students for future academic success. The federally funded program helps low-income and potential first-generation college students improve their chances of getting into and graduating from a post-secondary […]

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 […]

Students and Faculty Pursue Research Together

June 5, 2013

While some spend summer basking in the sun, about 200 Harvey Mudd College students will pursue summer research projects alongside 46 faculty members in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics. Nearly 100 projects will be underway, ranging from tissue engineering and nanoelectrochemistry to shark tracking and robotics. Many employ interdisciplinary skills. The projects […]

NSF Grant to Fund New Alloy Development

May 30, 2013

Lori Bassman

Harvey Mudd College has received a National Science Foundation grant to support international undergraduate research toward the development of stronger metallic alloys. The three-year, $223,438 grant will fund a collaborative project between HMC and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Led by engineering Professor Lori Bassman, the project will engage students in […]

First Student Campaign Raises Scholarship Funds

May 1, 2013

Harvey Mudd College students raised $5,183 toward a new endowed scholarship in the College’s first Student Giving Campaign. Held April 10-24, 2013, the campaign—which replaced the yearly senior gift— attracted participation from more than 36 percent of the study body. “The program was truly focused on a community of students working together to raise funds for […]

Presentation Days Displays Student Research

April 22, 2013

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 […]

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