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Celebration of Student Projects Kicks Off May 2

April 14, 2016

Harvey Mudd College Shanahan building

Experiential learning is an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience and, each spring, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 2 and 4), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 3, a showcase of projects […]

Three Goldwater Scholars Named at Harvey Mudd

April 13, 2016

Students walk near Shanahan Center at Harvey Mudd College

Three Harvey Mudd College students have received the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. Christopher Hoyt ’18, Jonas Kaufman ’17 and Dina Sinclair ’17 each received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on […]

After School Specials! Win Contest, Head to White House

April 11, 2016

The After School Specials perform on stage.

It’s been a whirlwind recently for The Claremont Colleges a cappella group After School Specials! The group, which features students from each of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges— including Mudders Annalise Schweickart ’18 and Aleina Wachtel ’16—won the Sing for Survivors Contest with its arrangement of the Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens To You,” written […]

Allen Awarded Watson Fellowship

April 11, 2016

Natasha Allen '16

Harvey Mudd College senior Natasha Allen (physics) has been awarded a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for a project that examines universal energy access. Forty fellows were chosen for 2016 from more than 700 candidates worldwide. The Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for purposeful, independent study outside the United States, awarded to graduating seniors […]

Harvey Mudd Scores High for ROI

April 7, 2016

Shanahan Center Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 3 in the nation for return on investment in PayScale’s 2016 College ROI Report, released today by the online salary information company. Prior to 2016, Harvey Mudd held the No. 1 spot for college ROI for four years straight, from 2012 to 2015. With a 20-year net ROI of $945,000, Harvey […]

Students, Alumni Awarded NSF Research Fellowships

April 7, 2016

NSF fellowship recipients, Harvey Mudd students

Five Harvey Mudd College seniors are recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. Six recent Harvey Mudd graduates also received the prestigious fellowships. Two seniors and seven alumni received honorable mentions. The fellowship supports graduate students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited […]

Gerbode Named 2016 Cottrell Scholar

April 5, 2016

Sharon Gerbode.

Harvey Mudd College Assistant Professor of Physics Sharon Gerbode has been named one of two dozen 2016 Cottrell Scholars, a distinction given to top early career academic scientists by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). She is one of the first undergraduate college professors to receive the honor since the Cottrell College Science Awards […]

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 […]

After School Specials! Sing for Solidarity, Social Change

March 24, 2016

The After School Specials perform on stage.

Solos by Aleina Wachtel ’16 and Annalise Schweickart ’18 can be seen at 56 seconds and 2:54, respectively. Lend your support to by voting for the After School Specials in the Sing for Survivors Contest. As a rallying cry for everyone to see their responsibility in preventing sexual assault, students on U.S. college campuses are […]

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 […]