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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 […]

Mudd Clubbing

April 19, 2016, by Charlee Van Eijk

Hey readers, ever wonder what Mudders get up to in their free time? Are you surprised that the words “Mudder” and “free time” just appeared in the same sentence? If you answered yes to either of those questions, read on to learn about clubs here at Mudd. Students participate in a variety of clubs, some […]

Relay for Life at the Claremont Colleges

April 18, 2016, by Izzy Jones

Hey guys! Izzy here again, a bit late. So this last weekend I got to participate in Relay for Life here at the Colleges! If you don’t know, Relay for Life is an organization that organizes various types of events to raise money for cancer research, and in the process build awareness. There’s usually games, […]

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