Local Community Engagement for Community Members

Community Members are invited to join Harvey Mudd Students in our efforts to impact society. Below are the programs available to community members.

Sustainability/Engineers for a Sustainability World (ESW)

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.

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 – Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences

Homework Hotline

The Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline is an over-the-phone, mathematics and science tutoring service for students in grades 4 through 12. Our program is modeled after the successful Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) Homework Hotline established in 1991. We’re open Sunday through Thursday, 6–9 p.m. PST (September through May). Call us at 877.827.5462

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 percent 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.


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.

Society of Women Engineers WEST Conference

WEST Conference is a one-day conference for high school girls to visit the Harvey Mudd College campus, participate in a day of science and engineering workshops, and get an idea of what it is like to be a woman scientist or engineer for a day.

Participants have the opportunity to attend two workshops presented by our professors. Attending students are allowed a change to listen and ask questions to a panel of current Mudd students from each technical major. In addition, there will be opportunities for participants to chat with professors and current students during breaks and at lunch.


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.