Category: "Community Engagement"

$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

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, […]

May 2 NOVA Wonders Screening Features Harvey Mudd Math Professor

April 19, 2018

Nova Wonders

Harvey Mudd College professor Talithia Williams believes in the power of data and has become an outspoken advocate for collecting and understanding personal health information in order to become an expert on oneself. Her TEDx Talk on this topic, which includes discussions about tracking blood pressure, temperature and weight, has been viewed online nearly 1.5 […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins April 30

April 19, 2018

Rsearch posters at Harvey Mudd College

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (April 30 and May 2), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 1, a showcase […]

VMware Selects Harvey Mudd Student for First Achieve Scholarship

August 17, 2017

Nupur Banerjee '19, Harvey Mudd student

A desire to increase her volunteer hours motivated Nupur Banerjee ’19 to apply for the VMware Achieve Scholarship, developed to inspire and support women pursuing a degree in computer science or computer engineering. Internships and work were making it difficult for Banerjee to spend as much time as she wished working on the community engagement […]

NSF Grant Supports Inorganic Chemistry Education

July 26, 2017

Harvey Mudd chemistry professor Adam Johnson

Inorganic chemistry is a diverse field with research areas ranging from understanding biological systems to making new materials and is critical to solving many STEM-related societal issues. So, improving student learning and interest in inorganic chemistry is a national imperative. Encouraging faculty to adopt teaching strategies that engage and inspire students to continue in STEM […]