Hixon Center News and Events

Why Sustainability Ratings are Useful

By: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Hixon Center Director Good news: Harvey Mudd College has just received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This follows last year’s first-ever Bronze rating and reflects continued efforts to embed sustainability across all organizational units and processes and was bolstered by the […]

Article on Life Cycle Costing published

BY: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Hixon Center Director Hixon Center director, Tanja Srebotnjak, has published a piece on Life Cycle Costing (LCC) in Springer Nature’s Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education. LCC is an evaluation method and decision-making tool that considers the total monetary costs (and benefits) related to a product’s life span such as a building or […]

Biomass-To-Energy Study

BY: TANJA SREBOTNJAK, Hixon Center Director Claremont McKenna College graduate, Lauren d’Souza (’18), was deeply interested in understanding the obstacles and opportunities faced by Native Americans when it comes to tribal economic development, sovereignty, and sustainable energy generation. Under the guidance of Prof. William Ascher (CMC) and Prof. Tanja Srebotnjak she studied the feasibility of […]

Hixon Center Bids Farewell to Sustainability Program Manager

The Hixon Center is saying goodbye to Louis Spanias, Sustainability Program Manager, after three years at Harvey Mudd College. Spanias, who joined the Hixon Center in March 2016, is joining the Energy and Sustainability Team at Cumming Corporation, a project management and cost consulting firm headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, as Assistant Sustainability Project Manager. […]

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

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

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

UPDATE: Recruitment for the REU Program has concluded (3/26/19). 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 […]

Hixon Center Announces Black, Gold and Green Series Speakers for Spring 2019

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

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

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 […]