Category: "General Blog"

SEGS Site Visit

November 27, 2015, by Bailey Meyer

Every year, the class Chemical and Thermal Processes, or E82, takes a trip out to Kramer Junction, California, to see a SEGS, or Solar Energy Generating Systems, complex. The site is the world’s second largest solar thermal energy generating facility and only an hour and a half away from Mudd. I am not in E82 currently, […]

1 Molar Cubic Turkey

November 25, 2015, by Izzy Jones

Thanksgiving! A wonderful time for many students here at Mudd, especially those of us here who get a chance to go home to be with our families. For those students who don’t, the Hoch-Shanahan dining hall has a thanksgiving meal each which is popular with the students. I attended, and the lines were massive. I […]

Tour de Foothill

November 20, 2015, by Ramita Kondepudi

 31 miles. Blood. Sweat. Tears. Last Saturday, on November 14th, my friends Lillian, Richard, Anji and I embarked on a 31 mile bike race across the LA Basin. We played with the idea of going on the bike race for two months, occasionally “trained” (our most challenging training was one 8 mile bike ride), and […]

Learning A New Language

November 16, 2015, by Emilia Reed

One of my favorite things to do is learn a new language. In highschool, my options were limited to French, Spanish, and Latin, but here at Mudd I have a lot more choices. Across the Claremont Colleges, it’s possible to take Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. While all of […]

Robots and Racing

November 13, 2015, by Izzy Jones

Howdy folks! Today I’m just gonna tell you a little bit about one of the most popular freshman electives here at Mudd, E11, AKA Autonomous Vehicles. Tour guides making their way through the libra complex (the system of tunnels connecting the basements of most of the academic buildings) during E11 lab hours love to stop […]


November 13, 2015, by Bailey Meyer

Do you enjoy listening to music made only by people singing, beat-boxing, or rapping? Well, then the Southern California a Capella Music Festival, or SCAMFest, is a great event to attend in order to do just that. A lot of talented a Capella groups from the Claremont Colleges and other schools around Southern California come […]

Fall 2015 Nelson Speaker Series: Water

November 6, 2015, by Ramita Kondepudi

Every semester, Harvey Mudd hosts a series of talks by experts in a particular field, as a part of the Nelson Speaker Series, named after respected and well known Mudd alum Bruce J. Nelson ’74. This year’s talk focuses on water, an appropriate subject given the drought California has been in for the last four […]

More MuddHacks

November 5, 2015, by Charlee Van Eijk

In this post I’m going to talk about two of the projects that came out of MuddHacks, Mudd’s very own hardware hackathon. If you’re wondering what a hackathon is, I aim to enlighten you, and if you already know what it is, I aim to amaze you. I consider myself an adept multitasker, so who […]

A Real MuddHacker

October 30, 2015, by Izzy Jones

Hello again guys, Izzy here! Today I’m going to be blogging about an event that happens here at Harvey Mudd, the hardware hackathon known as MuddHacks! In this “competition”, teams and individuals all come together to spend ~12 hours, night to morning, working on hardware projects of their choosing, with a small amount of funding […]

Hiking Mount Baldy

October 23, 2015, by Bailey Meyer

Harvey Mudd sits in a rather geographically rich area. The beach is about an hour to the west, Joshua Tree National Park is two hours to the east, and the San Gabriel Mountains can be seen from campus. The mountains have ski runs for snowy winters and various hiking trails for other times of the […]

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