Hixon Center News and Events

Call for Applications: Hixon Center-Ecologic Institute Summer Research Internship in Berlin, Germany

December 14, 2017

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The Hixon Center is issuing a call for applications for the second year of the Hixon Center-Ecologic Institute Summer Research Internship program. The program is a collaborative effort between the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design and the Ecologic Institute, a private, not-for-profit environmental think-tank and applied research organization based in Berlin, Germany. The internships aim to […]

Call for Applications: 2018 Hixon Summer Research Fellowship Positions

November 21, 2017

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The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design has issued a Call for Applications for its 2018 Summer Research Fellowship Program. The Center is seeking two highly motivated students from the Claremont Colleges to aid the Center in preparing the campus’ first Sustainability Report, as well as with other Hixon Center projects and initiatives. Position descriptions […]

Call for Proposals: 2018 Rasmussen Summer Research Fund

November 20, 2017

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The 2016-18 Rasmussen Summer Research Fund Administrator, Albert Dato (Engineering), and the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design are happy to announce the availability of funds from the Rasmussen Summer Research Fund to support summer 2018 research students in the area of environmental sustainability. The area of “environmental sustainability” is construed broadly to include multidisciplinary […]

Hixon Center Study Reveals Chemicals of Concern in Fracking Wastewater

October 2, 2017

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A new study authored by Tanja Srebotnjak (director of the Hixon Center) and Emily Chittick (POM-’17), and published in the Journal of Environmental Management, examines the chemical make-up of California’s fracking wastewater. Fracking, or high-volume hydraulic fracturing, involves pumping large volumes of water mixed with a proppant and dozens of chemicals at high pressures underground […]

The Hixon Center Turns Two!

September 25, 2017

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Today marks two years since the Hixon Center was launched at Harvey Mudd College on September 25, 2015. The Hixon Center recently celebrated the two-year mark at its Open House and Research Symposium on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The event featured presentations from a number of student and faculty researchers supported by the Rasmussen Summer […]

Hixon Center to host Open House and Research Symposium

September 12, 2017

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The Hixon Center will be hosting an Open House and Research Symposium event on September 21st, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design on the 1st floor of the Norman F. Sprague Center on the Harvey Mudd College campus. The center invites students, faculty, and […]

Hixon Center director to deliver talk at Pomona College on climate action

September 11, 2017

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Hixon Center Director and Associate Professor of Sustainable Environmental Design Tanja Srebotnjak will deliver a talk at Pomona College next week. Srebotnjak’s talk, titled “A Look at the Paris Agreement and Local Climate Change Action: Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up” will be delivered at the Rose Hills Theater at Pomona College (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th […]

Hixon Center to launch “Eco-Engage” Sustainability Dialogue Series

September 5, 2017

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This fall, the Hixon Center will be launching a new “Eco-Engage” Sustainability Dialogue Series. These events, which are slated to begin on September 13, 2017, are designed to engage Harvey Mudd students (as well as students, faculty, and staff from across the Claremont Colleges) in discussions with their peers about salient environmental issues. The aim […]

Hixon Center director co-authors newly released study on U.S. population distribution near oil and gas development sites

September 1, 2017

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Hixon Center Director and Associate Professor of Sustainable Environmental Design Tanja Srebotnjak co-authored a newly released study that estimated the number and socioeconomic profiles of people living in close proximity to active oil and gas wells in the United States. The study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives. The authors from PSE Healthy Energy (a […]

Hixon Center co-hosts Sustainability x Curriculum workshop

July 25, 2017

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On July 19, Tanja Srebotnjak (director, Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design), together with Prof. Char Miller (PO), Alexis Reyes (PO Sustainability Integration Office) and Kanami Otani (Energize Colleges Program Coordinator at HMC and CMC) co-hosted a workshop on integrating sustainability into the curriculum for 45 faculty and staff from across the Claremont Colleges. The […]