Category: "Community Engagement"

Williams’ Book Highlights Female Mathematicians

June 11, 2018

Talithia Williams, author of "Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics"

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, co-hosted by Harvey Mudd Professor Talithia Williams

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 […]

Upward Bound Grant Renewed

July 13, 2017

Angie Covarrubias Aguilar

When Angie Covarrubias Aguilar found out her proposal to renew the Upward Bound grant at Harvey Mudd College had been accepted, she was thrilled. And relieved. “We submitted the grant proposal in November and heard it had been accepted on May 30, the day before it was set to expire,” she says. Instead of celebrating, […]

Lifelong Learners, Career Teachers

June 9, 2017

Teach For America

Anyone assuming that Harvey Mudd College students head straight to graduate school or into a STEM-related career after graduation would be mostly correct. In fact, according to the Office of Career Services’ annual senior survey, about 60 percent of the class of 2017 expect to work full time and are bound for jobs at Facebook, […]