Topic: "Experiential Learning"

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 […]

Seeing Through the Smog

July 29, 2014

Prof Lelia Hawkins and student working in lab

Student researchers in Professor Lelia Hawkins’ lab tackle tough atmospheric chemistry questions, exploring how air pollution impacts climate change. They collect smog particles from a rooftop sampling inlet and measure organic carbon and optical properties. They also generate mimics for smog particles to determine how light and oxidants impact those same properties as particles pass […]

Students Showcase Research, Clinic Projects May 5-7

May 1, 2014

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Work has been under way since last summer to develop a software library for Mozilla, Intel and the National University of Singapore that will support advanced computer vision applications for web browsers. The City of Hope has been working with a team since fall to create an automated system to track instruments in an operating […]

Christian Stevens ’14 Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 19, 2014

Christian Stevens

Joint biology and chemistry major Christian Stevens ’14 has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious Watson Fellowships. Forty-three fellows were chosen from more than 700 candidates worldwide. The Thomas J. Watson Foundation awards the coveted fellowships to a distinguished group of graduating seniors each year, providing each fellow one year of international, independent study […]

Student Project Forwards Future of Hand-Gesture Controlled Apps

January 31, 2014

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Forget your computer mouse and touch screen. Soon you’ll control applications with a wave of your finger or hand. Harvey Mudd College seniors Tiffany Lim, Jeb Brooks and Jasper (Zheng) Duan are part of a Global Clinic team working with Intel, Mozilla and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to develop a comprehensive software library […]

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 […]

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