Category: "Community Engagement"

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, […]

Harvey Mudd Joins Call to Climate Action

January 13, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Higher education institutions across the country and around the world recognize their academic and ethical responsibilities to take aggressive climate action by supporting and increasing interdisciplinary climate and environmental education, researching the earth’s climate system and by reducing carbon emissions. In a collaborative letter delivered today to the incoming administration, leaders in higher education, including […]

Mathemagician Art Benjamin to Receive Public Outreach Award

December 13, 2016

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, will receive the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Public Outreach. The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) represents the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Presented annually, the JPBM […]

Harvey Mudd Joins Call for U.S. to Uphold & Continue DACA

December 2, 2016

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Higher education leaders cite “moral imperative” and “national necessity” in supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As of Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. PST, 300 college and university presidents from public and private institutions across the U.S., including Harvey Mudd College, have signed a statement offering to meet with U.S. leaders on the issue. The following is […]

New Internship Opportunities Offered to HMC Students

November 17, 2016

Tanja Srebotnjak, director of the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design

Environmentally minded Harvey Mudd College students have new internship and volunteer opportunities available to them, thanks to programs offered by Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna colleges. Representatives from The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design at Harvey Mudd College and the Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College welcomed local community members Nov. 15 to the Energize Colleges […]

Commitment to Community Service Earns Harvey Mudd National Recognition

October 4, 2016

Science Day activities, Harvey Mudd College

Community engagement is not a buzzword at Harvey Mudd College. “It’s a critical, necessary and intrinsic component of a world-class institution of higher education,” says Gabriela Gamiz, director of Harvey Mudd’s Office of Community Engagement. The College’s dedication to community engagement earned it a spot on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll […]