Topic: "Experiential Learning"

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, […]

Hawkins To Study Air Pollution With CAREER Grant

November 13, 2015

Hawkins, Lelia-05

A Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry is studying the nature of particulate air pollution to better understand how air pollution particles interact with light—a key problem in addressing climate change. In support of this research, Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professor Lelia Hawkins has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the […]

College Receives Chemistry Instrumentation Grant

November 9, 2015

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Modern chemistry instruction relies on active-learning methods, including the use of instrumentation to better understand molecular structure and the properties of matter. A generous gift from the Fletcher Jones Foundation will enable Harvey Mudd College to continue offering high-quality experiential learning that transforms students into professionals. The $470,000 grant will enable the Department of Chemistry […]

Harvey Mudd Receives Funding for Underwater Robotics Lab

November 4, 2015

Chris Clark with new Harvey Mudd water tank

A grant from the Hearst Foundation to create an underwater robotics laboratory means Harvey Mudd College students and faculty will no longer have to use a faculty member’s private swimming pool to deploy and test underwater robot systems. The $100,000 grant, combined with $26,000 from a previous National Science Foundation grant and about $10,000 in […]

Harvey Mudd Student Creates First App for the Colorblind

October 19, 2015

Vincent Fiorentini '16

Sometimes inventions come about when people seek to solve a problem they are experiencing. Such was the case for Vincent Fiorentini ’16, who created the Color Blind Pal app. The app has been downloaded some 12,000 times. Fiorentini also has received Facebook messages from strangers all over the world who are using it. Fiorentini, who is […]

Harvey Mudd Launches Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design

October 1, 2015

Harvey Mudd College Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design

Raising awareness about humanity’s increasing footprint on critical ecosystem services and resources is just one goal of the Harvey Mudd College Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, which the campus community officially launched Sept. 25. “Hixon Center programs build on the many sustainability initiatives and goals achieved since Harvey Mudd’s founding and draw on the […]

Dreyfus Foundation Award Supports Chemistry Lectureship and Research

September 10, 2015

Timothy Swager

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry has been awarded a 2015 Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Boissevain Lectureship awards provide support to bring a leading researcher to a primarily undergraduate institution to give a series of lectures in the chemical sciences, as well as to […]

Researchers Employ AUVs to Search for Shipwrecks

August 24, 2015

Harvey Mudd AUV

In an innovative effort to simplify shipwreck searches, a team from Harvey Mudd College and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, will spend a week on the island of Malta working to create an intelligent automated underwater vehicle (AUV) system for finding and mapping Mediterranean shipwrecks. During the Aug. 24–30 excursion researchers will work at […]

Spider Research Yields Fascinating Results

July 20, 2015

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Claremont Colleges biology researchers studying neuro-musculo-skeletal systems are trying to understand how temperature affects arachnid hemolymph viscosity, and how this in turn might affect a spider’s running performance. With students from Harvey Mudd and Pitzer Colleges and Professor of Biology Stephen Adolf, Associate Professor of Biology Anna Ahn conducted a study of Texas brown tarantulas. […]

Citadel Invests in Harvey Mudd Students Through Summer Scholars Program

May 22, 2015

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Citadel and Harvey Mudd College announced a new program to help expand the College’s successful Summer Research Program, which provides hands-on, intensive research opportunities for Harvey Mudd students. The program, Citadel Summer Scholars, began with a selection process in March and launches in late May. Three inaugural Citadel Scholars are preparing to work alongside College […]

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