Topic: "Experiential Learning"

Spider Research Yields Fascinating Results

July 20, 2015

tarantula

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 […]

Molecule Maker Wins Undergrad Research Award

May 8, 2015

Eun Bin Go

A Harvey Mudd College chemistry and biology joint major, who has established “a remarkably direct and flexible approach to a whole class of beautiful and medicinally relevant compounds,” received The Claremont Colleges Library Undergraduate Research Award. Eun Bin Go received the senior award in the sciences for her research on “Synthesis of the Tetracyclic Scaffolds […]

College Tradition Celebrates Ingenuity, Collaboration May 4–6

April 28, 2015

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Inspiring design and research is taking place all across the College. City of Hope Hospital has been working with the Harvey Mudd Clinic Program to create a wearable device to stream real-time video of an operation from a surgeon’s point of view. Meanwhile, a team of Harvey Mudd physicists, in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

Metallic Alloys Research Earns Best of Show from TMS

April 28, 2015

Aarthi Sridhar ’15

Harvey Mudd College engineering students earned Best of Show honors recently at a major international materials conference for their development of novel metallic alloys. The team was recognized for its poster, “Microstructure, Phase Evolution and Properties of High Entropy Brasses and Bronzes,” presented by Aarthi Sridhar ’15 at the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) […]

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 […]

Students to Present Research on Human-Robot Teaming

November 24, 2014

Robustness in Probabilistic Temporal Planning

Who hasn’t had their cell phone ring at an awkward moment? Researchers at Harvey Mudd want to develop technology that intuitively adapts to the natural rhythms of our lives, so they are experimenting with new techniques for human‐robot teaming. The work is being done in computer science Professor James Boerkoel’s HEATlab (Human Experience and Agent Teamwork […]

Dancing Is Serious Business for Honey Bee, Say Researchers

November 3, 2014

Matina Donaldson-Matasci research

Honey bees are in trouble. They face threats from all sides: disease, parasites, pesticides and loss of habitat. Exacerbating these problems is poor nutrition. To achieve a healthy diet, honey bees use the “waggle dance” to communicate with their nest mates about where to find the tastiest, most nutritious flowers. Dancing is an essential means […]

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