Topic: "Community Engagement"

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 […]

Upward Bound Scholars Tackle Academic Challenge

July 17, 2013

Forty-five high school students are spending six weeks this summer at Harvey Mudd College honing their academic skills as part of Upward Bound, a program aimed at positioning students for future academic success. The federally funded program helps low-income and potential first-generation college students improve their chances of getting into and graduating from a post-secondary […]

HMC Community Honors Student Leaders

May 16, 2013

Seniors Elly Schofield and Garrett Menghini receive Student Leadership Awards.

The Harvey Mudd College community honored the contributions of student leaders May 11 at the College’s first Student Leadership Awards celebration. Honorees included scholarship and internship recipients and those who have provided exceptional service as leaders within the HMC community. “Some say the only true leaders are people like Einstein, but we take a broader […]

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