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.
Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP)
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.
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
Gateway to Exploring Mathematical Sciences (GEMS):
The Gateway to Exploring Mathematical Sciences program (GEMS) is a once monthly, Saturday morning workshop designed to get young students excited about math and science. The GEMS program is designed to reach 7-11th grade students who may have an interest in mathematics or science. The workshops present mathematics and science applications in an exciting way that catch young students’ interest from the surrounding areas. Professors, undergraduates and graduate students from each of the six colleges in the Claremont Consortium take part in the GEMS program, thus offering the incoming students, their parents, and teachers a chance to meet and work with the large variety of excellent and award winning faculty, staff, students and alumni at the Claremont Colleges. The GEMS program helps excite the interests and curiosity of young students and shows them how amazing and satisfying the mathematical sciences can be.
Additional information – Gateway to Exploring Mathematical Sciences
Pathways is a Los Angeles area mathematics outreach program based in the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. All of our volunteers are professional mathematicians who are eager to share their love of mathematics with elementary, junior high, and high school students.
Our 40-50 minute presentations are designed to expose students to parts of mathematics that are often unseen outside of college, but that are nonetheless accessible and often incredibly eye-opening. There is absolutely no cost for a visit from Pathways, and no group is too big or too small. We are also happy to work with individual teachers to tailor our presentations to meet the needs of different groups.
Additional information – Pathways
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.