Posts by Ramita Kondepudi

A Sneak Peek into Orwin Lab

April 21, 2017, by Ramita Kondepudi

Given the generality of the engineering major, research is a fun and productive way to explore engineering topics not covered by major requirements – E82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 101 and 102. I joined Prof. Orwin’s biomedical engineering research team last January. I stayed on campus last summer to work on the tissue engineered Brain Patch project […]

Major Spotlight: Physics

April 8, 2017, by Ramita Kondepudi

At the end of Core, all Mudders are pretty well versed with fundamental physics concepts. We start off our first semester of college with Special Relativity, move on the Classical Mechanics, and then finally end with Electricity and Magnetism. These three semesters teach us that unlike many of our experiences in high school, physics is […]

Major Spotlight: Individual Program of Studies

March 20, 2017, by Ramita Kondepudi

Welcome to all the RD admits!!! As you begin to explore what Mudd can do for you, here’s a look at one of our more non-traditional majors: the Individual Program of Studies (IPS). Harvey Mudd has 8 “standard” majors: Math, Computer Science (CS), Joint CS-Math, Biology, Chemistry, Joint Chem-Bio, Mathematical Computational Biology, Physics, and Engineering. […]

The Quest for Off Campus Study Spaces

March 5, 2017, by Ramita Kondepudi

When midterm season lasts two weeks (or more),  I often find myself really frustrated with many of my usual study spots. My room feels too small, the Shan seems too far, and Platt is too dark — I can keep going; really any excuse to procrastinate. For the first time since freshman year, I decided […]

Popping the Mudd Bubble

February 14, 2017, by Ramita Kondepudi

Mudders joke that we too often get stuck in the “Mudd bubble,” so engrossed in school work that we don’t ever leave campus. Even though we’re so close to the other four Claremont Colleges, you’ll find students complaining about 15 minute walks (in beautiful, 70 degree, SoCal weather) to classes at Pomona. Since sophomore year, […]

Spring 2017!

January 30, 2017, by Ramita Kondepudi

Mudders are back! While the problem set and midterm routine continues for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, freshmen will be embarking on their first, real, graded semester at Mudd. This semester of core for freshmen includes two math classes: linear algebra and differential equations, physics: Mechanics and Wave Motion, half-semester of chemistry, Critical Inquiry HSA10, Intro […]

The Writing Center

December 2, 2016, by Ramita Kondepudi

In August 2014, I entered the world of the Writing Center for the first time as a freshman. Assigned to make an appointment with a consultant for my first Writ 1 paper, I was unsure of what to expect. I felt uncomfortable at the thought of being required to share my writing with someone I […]

Major Spotlight: Math Comp Bio

November 18, 2016, by Ramita Kondepudi

In high school, Jasmin Rizko ’18 knew she would major in something bio-related. At Mudd, she found her calling: Mathematical Computational Biology. The Math Comp Bio major is a popular joint major among students that are interested in applying interdisciplinary quantitative, computational methods to fields like genomics, molecular modeling, neurobiology, and more. A combination of […]

Harvey Mudd’s Women Engineers in Philly: WE16

November 4, 2016, by Ramita Kondepudi

Last week, almost 30 of Mudd’s many women engineers attended the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual conference, this year in Philadelphia. We left Mudd at 4:30 am on Wednesday, reached Philly in the late afternoon, and walked around in the cold for a few hours, appreciating the historic feel of the city. We visited […]

Laplace Transforms, System Transfer Functions, and Underwater Robots: Baby STEMS

October 20, 2016, by Ramita Kondepudi

The core curriculum is a unique component of our Harvey Mudd education; we sample all of the different majors, like computer science with CS5 and biology with Bio52. The engineering core class is E79 Engineering Systems, better known as “Baby Stems.” The class is newly revamped, entailing underwater robotics and 2.5 hour practicum sessions in […]

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