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Tip of the Month: Constructing Your College List

July 1, 2016, by Jason

With so many choices – over 4,000 if you’re counting – coming up with a list of colleges to apply to can be overwhelming. Add to that the sheer volume of information and advice flooding your brains and inboxes, and well, let’s just stop. The point is, where do you begin? How many schools should […]

CS Open House

June 24, 2016, by Misa Kabashima

Hi everyone, Richard Ni ’18 will be bringing you some fun guest blogs this summer. Here’s his first installment on the Computer Science (CS) Open House that took place on campus. Summer research has been underway for some time now, and the computer science department held an open house to show off some cool research […]

Sophomore Soliloquy

June 1, 2016, by Charlee Van Eijk

Hi readers, happy summer! With sophomore year in the books I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the experience. This year has been a whirlwind of classes, swim meets, rockets, and all-nighters; chock full of unforgettable experiences and invaluable lessons. While I don’t think I can compress the entirety of the year into a single […]

Tip of the Month: Planning those summer visits to colleges…

June 1, 2016, by Peter

I am often asked to identify the best time to visit a college. There are two answers to this question. The first answer is to see the campus when everything is in its usual flow because this allows the guest to visit classes, to see people interacting, to stop someone in the dining hall, dorm, […]

STEM Colleges Visit to the Midwest

May 9, 2016, by Maureen

Hello Midwest, Harvey Mudd College (CA), Johns Hopkins University (MD), Washington University in St. Louis (MO) are coming your way! We will be offering joint information sessions for students and families to learn more about pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) at our individual institutions. Each program will include individual college information presentations, a general question-and-answer session, and time […]

Research Opportunities: Part Two

May 6, 2016, by Bailey Meyer

Bella (’18, front middle) with her Reslife dorm team, Kat (’17, top left), Fabiha (’16), Sam (’16), Porter (’18), and Pratyush (’16, bottom right). Student: Bella Lee Research: Stoebel Lab Areas of study: Biology Class year: Sophomore Major: Joint major in Biology and Chemistry In the spring of her frosh year, Bella started working in […]

Mudd in the Summer Sun

April 29, 2016, by Izzy Jones

Hey guys! Today was the last day in-class for me, so I wanted to talk a bit about what my summer’s gonna be like, and what summer looks like for some other frosh here at Mudd. Many upperclassmen spend summers doing research and internships, but compared to them, a larger group of frosh spend their summers at […]

Constructing a Cosmic Cheeto

April 25, 2016, by Ramita Kondepudi

As a follow up to Bailey’s blog post last week, here is a brief inside look into the many weeks of work it took for my team to construct our rocket, Cosmic Cheeto and get it running. Watch our team’s I motor launch here (video credit – Lillian Liang)! Sensors and Electronics Our team decided to use a […]

The Final Countdown

April 22, 2016, by Bailey Meyer

Experimental Engineering, or E80, has a long history as a laboratory course at Harvey Mudd College. It was known as E80, Hammer Time, until 2008, when it became E80 The Next Generation. The new course still involved a number of experiments that covered various engineering disciplines but also included a final project where students would gain field […]

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