Category: "Community Engagement"

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

Harvey Mudd College

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 […]

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

Artwork for social justice panel at Harvey Mudd College

As part of its continuing 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

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

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

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

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

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 […]