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Design Innovator to Lead New Center for Collaborative Creativity

April 4, 2016

Frederick S. Leichter.

Bringing dynamic experience in fields ranging from higher education to technology, Frederick S. Leichter, a key design innovator and executive for Fidelity Investments, has been selected as the founding director of The Claremont Colleges’ Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity. Known as “the Hive,” the center officially opened in September 2015 as a […]

EnviroLab Asia Trip Highlights Urgent Environmental Concerns

March 21, 2016

EnviroLab Asia participants.

A multidisciplinary lens provided an eye-opening perspective for researchers from The Claremont Colleges and Yale-NUS who traveled to Singapore and Malaysian Borneo in January to study the relationship between deforestation, oil palm and marine life in Southeast Asia. The Jan. 4–13 trip was the first for EnviroLab Asia, a five-college initiative based at Claremont McKenna […]

Team OpenLoop Prepares for the Hyperloop Test Track

February 17, 2016

Team OpenLoop pod design

Thirty student teams are heading to California this summer to test their design prototype at the world’s first Hyperloop Test Track, and Harvey Mudd students are among the participants. Team OpenLoop—made up of students from Harvey Mudd, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Northeastern University, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) and Princeton University—is perfecting a design […]

Creating a Human-Scale Hyperloop Pod

December 22, 2015

OpenLoop pod design

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

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

Chemistry department

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 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

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 […]