Co-curricular (by and for Faculty and Staff)

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in community engagement efforts. Please read more about the programs available to you and how you can make an impact on society.

CHAP (Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program)

CHAP is a grassroots, all-volunteer group that seeks to end homelessness in Claremont by advocating for and supporting homeless adult individuals within the community. CHAP provides a variety of services to the 50-plus homeless adults who reside in Claremont, as well as those at risk of becoming homeless, but its primary goal is to secure sustainable housing for these individuals. The first step in accomplishing this goal is to match up all of the individuals (“participants”) seeking aid from CHAP with two volunteer mentors (“advocates”). The Advocates are trained to guide and support the Participant through the process of attaining services and helping Participants ultimately to secure affordable, sustainable housing.

Sacred SISTAHS

The Sacred SISTAHS math and science conference is an enriching experience for African American girls ages 12 to 18. A diverse selection of conference speakers will share life experiences that inspired their development, their work and their dreams.

Come be part of this day of opportunity to discover and meet African American women in the fields of math, science and technology. It’s a fantastic way to explore the Harvey Mudd campus, meet some of its faculty members and get inspired to aspire for careers in one of the STEM fields. If you have any questions, send an email to twilliams@hmc.edu.

STEAM:CODERS

STEAM:CODERS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented and underserved students and families through the fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Our mission is to unlock the potential of each participant through an innovative and enjoyable curriculum focused on critical thinking, access to opportunities, and attainable pathways to academic and career success.

MyCS

Entitled Middle Years Computer Science, or “MyCS” for short, Harvey Mudd College’s online CS curriculum is designed for classrooms ranging from middle to early high school. Our goal is to provide engaging, accessible, and easy-to-use content to middle-years teachers, who can implement the content in their classroom using their own specific pedagogical adaptations of activities and exercises.

Immersion

The IMMERSION project is part of ongoing efforts to improve student proficiency and critical thinking in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), project leaders say. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, recently adopted by many U.S. states for their K–12 curriculum, identify mathematical modeling as one way that students should use mathematics to solve problems encountered in the workplace and life. Mathematics education research has shown that students who work on such real-world problems show less anxiety toward mathematics and are more likely to see mathematics as relevant and useful.