Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment

Harvey Mudd College is bringing together interdisciplinary experts in climate science, impacts, and solutions to create tomorrow’s undergraduate STEM program.

The Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment at Harvey Mudd College is the home for all campus efforts related to climate, sustainability, and environmental studies, including course development, faculty-led scholarship, and special events.

To address the multifaceted challenges presented by our changing climate, the center is actively recruiting faculty for joint appointments across all departments. This will ensure our program is reflective of the interdisciplinary nature of the climate crisis. Regardless of a student’s aligned discipline, they will find an avenue to apply their passion and make an impact on society. At Harvey Mudd College, our culture of innovation and collaboration equips students to harness their chosen field of study towards meaningful climate solutions and responsible stewardship of our planet. Read more about our Center’s mission here.

SENCER West Coast Regional Meeting, September 14-15, 2023

This one-day conference will convene climate experts, teacher-scholars from other disciplines, and community partners to discuss the future of climate education for undergraduates. The goal of the conference is to expand the number of faculty involved in climate education and for those already involved to deepen their understanding of and appreciation for the strengths that multiple perspectives bring to addressing the challenges of climate.

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The Hixon Center is Hiring!

We are searching for two new faculty members at the interface of mathematics and biology with climate.

Faculty will receive joint appointments across either Mathematics or Biology departments and will help the Hixon Center build our undergraduate climate program.

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Digital badges from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Efforts Towards a Greener Campus

Harvey Mudd College is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, a signatory to the Second Nature Climate Leadership Carbon Commitment, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and a STARS Silver rated institution (as of May 2019).