Category: "Community Engagement"

Homework Hotline Receives $135,000 to Continue Free Math and Science Tutoring

tutor with caller

Harvey Mudd College’s Homework Hotline, a free, over-the-phone math and science tutoring service for students in grades 4 through 12, has received a $135,000 anonymous contribution that will allow the service to continue helping elementary through high school students with their homework. Homework Hotline (1.877.827.5462) is currently open for calls from 4 p.m. to 7 […]

NSF Supports Proposal for Community-Harvey Mudd Connection

Julie Medero and students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Harvey Mudd College a CIVIC Innovation Challenge research grant. “The goal of the CIVIC Innovation Challenge is to connect higher ed institutions with community partners to get solutions into the real world,” says computer science professor and grant co-principal investigator Julie Medero. “The planning grant supports the collaboration […]

Klawe and Colf ’95 Honored by STEAM:Coders

Maria Klawe and Vicky Colf, STEAMCoders awardees 2020

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe and alumna Vicky Colf ’95 are being honored by STEAM:Coders for their leadership and service during a virtual event Oct. 22. STEAM:Coders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented and underserved students and families through the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Their virtual event, […]

2020 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

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Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its eighth annual Leadership Awards. Community members gathered via Zoom Meeting for this year’s awards ceremony celebrating students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the […]

Homework Hotline Expands Hours

student tutor taking call

Harvey Mudd College’s Homework Hotline, a free, over-the-phone math and science tutoring service for students in grades 4 through 12, has extended its hours to help more elementary and high school students as they manage their classwork from home. Homework Hotline (1.877.827.5462) is now open for calls from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. PST, Monday […]

Homework Hotline Celebrates 10 Years of Free STEM Tutoring

Student speaking doing math while on the phone

Feb. 1, 2010 at 6:45 p.m., a group of students sat in an upstairs room in the Linde Activities Center with their headsets on, waiting for the phone lines to go live at 7 p.m. Matt Kweon ’13 says, “I don’t recall how much time had elapsed after going live, but I clearly remember the […]

Harvey Mudd’s Homework Hotline Celebrates 30,000 Caller

Homework Hotline caller, Harvey Mudd College

Since Harvey Mudd College launched its Homework Hotline a decade ago, tutors have fulfilled a much-needed service that more than 30,000 student callers have utilized. HMC Homework Hotline tutor Lucy Wong ’22 answered the 30,000th call on Oct. 29 at 7:45 p.m. Wong says an eighth grade student from Paramount Park Middle School, a frequent […]

Gamiz Named an Engaged Scholar by Campus Compact

Gabriela Gamiz

Gabriela Gamiz, director of community engagement at Harvey Mudd College, has been selected as part of the inaugural 2019–2020 Engaged Scholars Initiative for the Western Region Campus Compact. In her ongoing efforts to strengthen the community engagement programs at HMC, Gamiz will use this opportunity to work on documenting the experiences of historically underrepresented students […]

Math for America at HMC

Math for America participants at HMC

In 2018, mathematics professor Darryl Yong ’96, computer science professors Colleen Lewis and Zachary Dodds and Karen Gallagher (USC) launched their National Science Foundation funded project, “Math for America Los Angeles: Elevating Mathematics and Computer Science Instruction through Teacher Leadership.” A collaborative effort between USC, Harvey Mudd College, school districts in the greater Los Angeles […]

HMC Named NASPA LEAD Initiative Institution

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The Harvey Mudd College Office of Community Engagement works on campus and with the broader community through a variety of programs to educate and empower its constituents to make meaningful contributions to society. Having overseen many successful programs at HMC, including Homework Hotline (which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in 2020), Science Bus and the […]