Hixon Center News and Events

Hixon Center director Tanja Srebotnjak Delivers Guest Lectures for Columbia University Master’s Program

March 12, 2019

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Hixon Center director Tanja Srebotnjak is supporting Columbia University’s Masters in Sustainability Science with 3 remotely delivered guest lectures in the course “Environmental Sustainability Indicators: Construction and Use” by Dr. Alexander de Sherbinin (Associate Director for Science Applications at the Columbia’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network). On February 25, Srebotnjak taught a class […]

Rasmussen Summer Research Projects Selected for 2019

March 12, 2019

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The Rasmussen Summer Research Fund, co-administered by professor Albert Dato (engineering) and the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, will be supporting eight projects for the summer 2019 period. The Fund annually supports student and faculty research in environmental fields. The Hixon Center is delighted to announce the following recipients and their project titles. Proposal […]

Recruiting Now: Summer 2019 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Harvey Mudd College

March 12, 2019

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Once again this year, Harvey Mudd College will serve as an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Site – offering five different projects for nine students. The REU will last from May 28th to August 2nd, 2019. The following projects (titles and descriptions below) will be running this summer: Prevalence and Propagation of “Fake News” (professor […]

Hixon Center announces Black, Gold and Green series speakers for spring 2019

February 11, 2019

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The Hixon Center will resume its Black, Gold and Green Speaker Series this spring, featuring a host of speakers that will discuss sustainable technologies and corporate environmental responsibility. Five speakers have been confirmed and scheduled for the speaker series: John Cook, who serves as the sustainability manager at Niagara Bottling, will be coming to Harvey […]

Hixon Center Partakes in HMC ‘Voices of Engagement’ Event

February 11, 2019

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On January 24th, the Hixon Center joined Harvey Mudd faculty, students, and community partners at the ‘Voices of Engagement’ event hosted by the Office of Community Engagement. This annual gathering showcases the different ways in which HMC students work to improve our communities, empower people, and protect the planet. An especially impressive example of engagement […]

Hixon Center Director Co-Publishes New Study on the Value of Marine Ecosystems

October 30, 2018

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Hixon Center director Tanja Srebotnjak, as part of a consortium of scientists, recently published a study assessing the dependency of communities on marine ecosystem services. The study, titled “Mapping global human dependence on marine ecosystems,” is now published in peer-reviewed journal Conservation Letters. The assessment involved fine-scale mapping of selected indicators of human use and dependency […]

Hixon Center Director Tanja Srebotnjak Leads and Contributes to Scientific Publications on Bioswales, Water Quality Metrics, and Environmental Policy

September 25, 2018

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Hixon Center director Tanja Srebotnjak led or contributed to multiple scientific publications this past summer. With chemistry graduate Zachary Evans (HMC-’18), professor Hal van Ryswyk (chemistry), and professor Marc los Huertos (Pomona College), Srebotnjak contributed to the publication of a spatial analysis of metal sequestration in the Pomona College bioswale in the journal Science of […]

Hixon Center Launches “Energy Smart” Program

September 10, 2018

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The Hixon Center has announced the launch of its new “Energy Smart” program at Harvey Mudd College. Building off a previously informal program which lent power strips, power timers, and drying racks to students for use during the school year, the center has expanded its inventory this year to include over fifty power strips, fifty […]

Harvey Mudd College Makes Sierra Club Cool Schools List for First Time

September 10, 2018

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Harvey Mudd College has officially placed on the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools Rankings for the first time. The college joins over 250 colleges and universities around the world recognized by the Sierra Club for their achievements in campus sustainability and environmental stewardship. The college qualified for the Cool Schools list after the Hixon Center submitted […]

Registration Now Open for Sustainable Design and Solutions Conference

September 5, 2018

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Registration has officially opened for the 2nd Biennial Conference for Sustainable Design and Solutions at Harvey Mudd College. The conference will take place on Friday, October 5th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning. The conference is free to attend, and lunch and refreshments will […]