Clubs and Programs with Community Partnerships

There are various ways to get involved. Read more about the clubs and programs with a community partnership.

Science Bus

Science Bus is a student run, volunteer organization at The Claremont Colleges. We write engaging hands on lessons in various science disciplines to supplement in-class curriculums. Each week, teams of volunteers teach these lessons at local 4th and 5th grade classes. Our lessons range from electrical circuits to archaeology and more! We also host an annual event called Science Day, where the students can come to Harvey Mudd College for a day filled with more complex lessons and occasionally explosive demonstrations! We aim to inspire young students, especially from underrepresented groups, to pursue higher education and careers in the sciences. We also write and test our own hands on science lessons. Through our passion for science and the fun, integrative experiments, we hope to make science exciting and inspiring to young students. We also seek to provide students at The Claremont Colleges an opportunity to give back to the community and gain teaching experience. Student volunteers write all of the curriculum, then instruct the lessons to classes of 25-30 fourth or fifth graders. Science Bus hopes to give students at The Claremont Colleges a chance to inspire others and share their passion for science.

If you would like to join, please send an email showing interest to contact.sciencebus@gmail.com.

SWE (Society of Women Engineers) West Conference

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a group dedicated to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, and to demonstrate the value of diversity. SWE also hopes to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life for all. The HMC chapter of SWE tries to achieve this by hosting professional and social programs for all students regardless of their major. Please contact SWE (swehmcpresidents@gmail.com)

ESW/MOSS (Environmental Club)

The goal of ESW/MOSS is to engage HMC students in improving environmental, social, and economic sustainability through fostering multidisciplinary relationships across the HMC campus, the Claremont community, and the Consortium to increase awareness, researching HMC current practices (i.e. water, electricity, recycling) and recommending sustainable solutions at HMC through coordinated student, faculty, and staff actions, providing a forum for environmental sustainability discussions, and partnering technical and educational resources to design sustainable technological solutions.

Prison Education Project

The Prisoner Education Project (PEP) gives the students of Harvey Mudd the opportunity to teach STEM subjects at local prisons to educate, empower, and transform the lives of incarcerated individuals. PEP at Mudd coordinates with the leaders of PEP at Pitzer and CalPoly Pomona and the prisons in the local area to allow Mudd students to teach at the prisons. Mudd students design curriculum and teach classes on Mathematics, Computer Science, and Chemistry at local women’s and men’s prisons. To learn more about PEP, contact Nathan Justin(njusting@g.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. Please contact Professor Colleen Lewis (lewis@cs.hmc.edu)

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 Talithia Williams twilliams@hmc.edu.

In-Lend Fund

In-Lend Fund is a student-run microfinance initiative out of Claremont McKenna College that helps low-income entrepreneurs in the Inland Empire start and develop their own small businesses. We work directly with local entrepreneurs to provide them with KivaZip 0% interest micro-loans and free small business counseling services. Our counselors work with these entrepreneurs to develop and grow their small businesses through business planning, market research, website and social media development, and other strategic advice. If you have an interest in microfinance or social entrepreneurship and would like the opportunity to work in teams to solve small business problems, consider joining In-Lend Fund. Please contact Isabella Romeo (iromeo18@cmc.edu) or Katherine Daifotis (kdaifotis18@cmc.edu).

Mudders Making a Difference

MMAD is the community engagement club on campus. WE work with the Office of Community Engagement on a variety of projects, such as CHAP communities cafes, student care packages and the PUSD Science Fair.

Claremont SPLASH

Splash is a one-day event held each spring. Several hundred high school students come to Harvey Mudd to take one-to three- hour classes designed and taught by 5-C students, who want to share their passion about various projects. For more information please contact Claremont SPLASH claremontsplash@gmail.com