Topic: "Community Engagement"

Harvey Mudd Lauds Student Leaders

April 17, 2014

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The inclusive, collaborative learning atmosphere for which Harvey Mudd College is known is due in large part to its students, who demonstrate integrity, compassion and accountability. During the College’s second annual Leadership Awards celebration April 11, awards were given to those demonstrating these beneficial traits and applying them to on-campus and community service activities. Honorees […]

Community Engagement Partners Mudders, Youngsters

April 1, 2014

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In an ongoing effort to find tomorrow’s scientists today, Harvey Mudd College is invested in community engagement programs aimed at generating interest in STEM studies, especially among underrepresented populations. Two such programs, coordinated by student organizations the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Science Bus, take place Saturday, April 5. The Harvey Mudd chapter of […]

Christian Stevens ’14 Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 19, 2014

Christian Stevens

Joint biology and chemistry major Christian Stevens ’14 has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious Watson Fellowships. Forty-three fellows were chosen from more than 700 candidates worldwide. The Thomas J. Watson Foundation awards the coveted fellowships to a distinguished group of graduating seniors each year, providing each fellow one year of international, independent study […]

Robots Invade Harvey Mudd at FIRST Robotics Scrimmage

February 11, 2014

Interest was so great among high schools competing in the FIRST Robotics Scrimmage hosted by the FIRST Mentors Club of Harvey Mudd College this year that a second day was added to accommodate additional teams that had registered for the event. Twenty-nine high school teams squared off for the scrimmage Feb. 15 and 16 inside […]

Eclipse Coming to Harvey Mudd, March 11

February 10, 2014

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Scientific discussions of astronomical obscurities may be common occurrences in the new Shanahan complex but talk will shift to an Eclipse of an entirely different nature next Tuesday when Harvey Mudd will be graced by the spare and stunning sounds of a string quartet of the same name. On March 11, in a celebration of […]

Lego Challenge Inspires Youthful Innovation

February 6, 2014

Professor Erika Dyson (black sweatshirt) and Sean Messenger '15 support the student inventors.

Dozens of pint-sized, autonomous robots performed rescue missions during fall as part of a FIRST Lego League Challenge at Harvey Mudd College, marking the first time the regional qualifying competition has been held on a college campus. More than 230 elementary and middle-school students from throughout Southern California participated in the Nov. 23 event, which […]

Williams to Discuss Why Better Data Equals Better Health at TEDxClaremontColleges, Feb. 22

January 27, 2014

Talithia Williams

Temperature, blood pressure, heart rate—all are forms of data that can help us understand our bodies and recognize when something is going wrong, enabling our doctors to better diagnose us. Statistician and Harvey Mudd College mathematics Professor Talithia Williams discovered that by listening to her body and making note of her data, she became empowered. […]

Napier Fellows Pursue Social Justice Projects

January 27, 2014

Christian Stevens '14 and Margaret Thompson '14

A new force for social change is emerging, one that brings together youthful enthusiasm and the wisdom of elders. Harvey Mudd College seniors Christian Stevens and Margaret Thompson are enjoying this dynamic pairing—known as the Napier Initiative. With support and input from retired professionals, Stevens and Thompson are developing separate projects aimed at effecting social […]

Undergrad Research Leads to Fresh Breath

January 26, 2014

Harvey Mudd students studying a compound derived from shrimp shells could not have imagined their research would one day lead to a product that freshens breath and brightens smiles. But it has. Chemistry professor Shenda Baker and Harvey Mudd Trustee Emeritus William Wiesmann, co-founders of bio-pharmaceutical company Synedgen, have launched Synedent, a new oral rinse […]

Feast or Famine: Oxfam Banquet Addresses Social Justice

December 6, 2013

Designed to feed the mind more than the belly, the Dec. 6 Oxfam Hunger Banquet at Harvey Mudd College is intended to raise participants’ awareness of world poverty and hunger, and will invite them to discuss potential solutions. Sponsored by student clubs Mudders Making a Difference, Harvey Mudd Baking Club and CheeseSHMC, the event is […]

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