Topic: "Community Engagement"

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


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 […]

Harvey Mudd Students Help Junior Scientists Prep for Fair

December 3, 2013

Psyched about a district-wide science fair coming up in February, 126 middle and high school students sought tips on how to make their projects stand out. Harvey Mudd College and its community partners stepped in to help. Harvey Mudd, Western University, Pomona Youth and Family Master Plan, and Pomona Unified School District joined forces to […]

Social, Ethical Issues Topic of Community Engagement Class

October 8, 2013

A new Harvey Mudd College course is helping students clearly understand their impact on society and its impact on them. Weekly meetings for the pilot course, “Social and Ethical Issues in Community Engagement” include reflective reading, writing and discussion about the community service in which the students are participating. “Often what happens with community engagement […]

Summer Institute Scholars Bring Science Play to Outreach

September 16, 2013

Sometimes science is best explained with silly putty, film canisters and paper. Concepts such as how polymers react to different stresses or how drag forces affect airplanes came alive for a group of 7- to 14-year-olds at Mountain View Family Development’s community outreach Aug. 24, thanks to activities planned and directed by 37 Harvey Mudd […]

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