Category: "Community Engagement"

Harvey Mudd Presents Science for Social Justice in Puerto Rico, Sept. 12

August 12, 2019

Artwork for social justice panel at Harvey Mudd College

As part of its continued exploration of science and social justice issues, Harvey Mudd College will highlight the contributions of three science professionals contributing to the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane María. They’ll participate in a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 12, at 4:15 p.m. in Drinkward Recital Hall, R. Michael Shanahan […]

BEAM Pathway Leads to HMC

June 27, 2019

BEAM students and faculty member

For three weeks this summer, East Dorm will be home to 40 math-minded seventh graders and their chaperones. The students, all from the Los Angeles area, were selected through a highly competitive admission process to participate in the Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) Pathway program, a free, residential summer camp for students who like […]

Harvey Mudd Hosts Cube Contest

February 10, 2019

Adam Walker ’22 and the Office of Community Engagement organized a World Cube Association competition on campus Feb. 2. Harvey Mudd students Delaney Cohn ’22, Eric Brandon Chavez ’22, Jason Chen ’22, Kyra Clark ’22, Ryan Martinez ’22, Shanni Lam ’22, Sidney Cozier ’20 and Jacky Lee ’20 joined the competition, which drew more than 100 cubers. “My motivation for cubing is the community,” says Walker, […]

Community Partnerships Celebrated at Harvey Mudd

January 25, 2019

Volunteers from Saturday STEM Academy and IMMERSION

During a poster session and presentation Jan. 24, the Harvey Mudd College community celebrated its work with the broader community to educate and empower those in need and to make meaningful contributions to society. The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) hosted this fifth annual event—Voices of Engagement—which showcased the diverse community engagement efforts of Harvey […]

$1.1 Million Mellon Grant to Expand Justice Education Programs

August 9, 2018

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College students with a passion for social justice and community engagement have the opportunity to participate in the Prison Education Program (PEP), teaching STEM subjects at local prisons to educate, empower and transform the lives of incarcerated people. The success of the program, which won Harvey Mudd’s 2018 Outstanding Student Organization award, bodes […]

Teachers Prepared to Inspire with Math Modeling

July 30, 2018

IMMERSION participants at Harvey Mudd College, July 2018

Give two kindergartners 10 apples and ask them to divide the fruit between themselves. They may divide the apples equally with each getting five. Or, maybe one child is hungry, so that child gets more. Or, they may each take one and save the remaining eight to share with family and friends. One of the […]

Williams’ Book Highlights Female Mathematicians

June 11, 2018

Talithia Williams and book.

Through her new book Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Talithia Williams hopes everyone can become better informed about influential women in her field. “Growing up in Columbus, Georgia, I didn’t know any women who looked like me did math. It wasn’t until I got to Spelman College […]

Fundraising for Bates Library Collection Soars Past Goal

May 17, 2018

Photographs from the Bates Library Collection, Harvey Mudd College

There are some real gems in Harvey Mudd College’s Aeronautical Library Special Collection (aka Bates Library Collection). Among them are the images from Northrop photographer Roy Wolford; memorabilia of aero pioneers, such as founding HMC Trustee Lee Atwood and HMC Bates Program supporter Brigadier General Joseph Marriott; videos of the space missions of HMC astronauts […]

HMC’s Upward Bound Reaches Graduation Milestone

May 17, 2018

Montage of graduates of Harvey Mudd's Upward Bound program

Harvey Mudd’s Upward Bound program, which helps-first-generation, low-income high school students develop the skills and motivation to succeed in college, met an important goal this year: 70 percent of its Class of 2011 has now completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The milestone is important, but the successes and struggles of each student in the […]

Gamiz Is Woman of the Year

April 19, 2018

Gabriela Gamiz

Harvey Mudd College Director of Community Engagement Gabriela Gamiz was one of those honored by U.S. Congressional Representative Judy Chu (CA–27) during the annual Women of the Year Awards to honor local women in the San Gabriel Valley who have contributed to the community through service, organizing or leadership. “It was an incredible ceremony,” says Gamiz, […]