Mathematics Capstone Experience: Thesis or Clinic
Mathematics majors at Harvey Mudd complete a year-long senior capstone research experience, which can take the form of either a Senior Thesis or a Clinic project. With a Senior Thesis, the student works closely with a faculty advisor on a mathematical research project of mutual interest. With a Clinic project, a team of students work with a faculty advisor and corporate liaison(s) to tackle a real-world problem proposed by an industry sponsor. Capstone experiences involve a sustained effort to pursue mathematical research or solve a complex problem using applied mathematical tools.