Topic: "Competition"

Creating a Human-Scale Hyperloop Pod

December 22, 2015

Hyperloop SpaceX competition

Ten Harvey Mudd College students have joined forces with students from Cornell University, Northeastern University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Princeton University, and University of Michigan to try and build a Hyperloop pod that will compete in SpaceX’s competition. Teresa Despres ’18, Alex Goldstein ’18, Hamza Khan ’18, Chris Kotcherha ’18, Jessica Lupanow ’18, Patrick McKeen ’17, […]

College Continues Tradition of Putnam Excellence

April 2, 2015


Combining cleverness and problem-solving skills, Harvey Mudd College students continued a longstanding tradition of success at this year’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, considered one of the world’s most prestigious university-level mathematics competitions. Thirty-six Harvey Mudd students spent Dec. 6, 2014, taking the difficult exam along with more than 4,000 other students across the United States […]

Mudders Take Top Prizes at 5-C Team Hackathon

December 10, 2014

Courtesy of Daniel Johnson '18

Harvey Mudd College encourages a collaborative problem-solving approach that lets students harness the power of collective skill and experience. Harvey Mudd students put this power to good use at the recent 5-C Hackathon, an all-night programming competition that challenges students to design a useful Internet application. Harvey Mudd fielded winning teams—both made up of first […]

After School Specials! A Capella Group Competing in Semi-finals April 5

March 24, 2014

Harvey Mudd students Aleina Wachtel '16 and Benjamin Chasnov '16 (second and third from left) perform with The After School Specials!

Remaining after school is actually pretty special for sophomores Benjamin Chasnov and Aleina Wachtel. The two Harvey Mudd students are members of the The After School Specials!, an a capella group consisting of students from all five of The Claremont Colleges. The group has a signature style—trademark hats and a special shade of green—and covers […]

Marathon Math Exam Strategy: Classify, Conquer and Complete

December 6, 2013

About 80 Harvey Mudd College students will pit their mathematical prowess against the “mother of all exams” Saturday, Dec. 7, in the 2013 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. A grueling, six-hour exam comprised of 12 questions, the Putnam proves so challenging that for the thousands of students who take it each year the median score […]

HMC Maintains Tradition of Excellence in Putnam Competition

April 5, 2013

Harvey Mudd College continued its reign as the top-scoring undergraduate institution in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, seen by many as the world’s most prestigious university-level mathematics competition. Of the 42 HMC students who spent Dec. 1, 2012 taking the very hard six-hour exam, many scored well in both the team and individual […]

HMC Dorms Compete for Energy Savings

March 6, 2013

Harvey Mudd College students are switching off lights and taking shorter showers in an effort to nab first place in a nationwide collegiate energy-savings contest. For the first time in its history, The Claremont Colleges Power Down Competition will team with Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) for a nationwide college and university campus electricity and water […]

Students Target N5800 Rocket Record

September 13, 2012

Physics major Chris Cotner ’13 and engineering major Carlo Vaccari ‘13 hope to break the N-class motor altitude record this weekend when they launch their custom-designed, supersonic rocket. Built over the summer at Harvey Mudd College, the rocket was created in response to the “Fly the N5800 to a Record Contest” announced last spring by […]