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Short History of Computer Science at HMC

Today, Computer Science is the second most popular major at Harvey Mudd College, boasting graduating classes of almost 80 students in fields that also include Math and Computational- Biology. These graduates go on to work for tech giants like Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn and Amazon and

Local Legend: Iris Critchell

On September 16, 2017, the Western Museum of Flight hosted a day to honor Iris Critchell, a pivotal figure in Harvey Mudd College’s history. Despite being ninety-six years young, Critchell effortlessly recalls the events of the past that shaped her and the college. Critchell’s career

It’s Only Rocket Science: The Last E80 Rocket Launches

On April 16 and 23, all of the sophomore engineering majors gathered early in the morning to travel to Lucerne Valley and launch the last E80 rockets. Experimental Engineering, or E80, is a required class for all engineering majors that teaches students about basic instrumentation,

Science Over the Summer: Mudders Conduct Research Projects

Every summer Mudd students disperse across the country and even world to work at internships, visit families and explore. However, each year some Mudders also stay right here in Claremont, taking advantage of the opportunity to do interesting, impactful research with professors and students from

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OpenLoop pod now under construction

During the last weekend in January, Mudd’s Hyperloop team traveled to Design Weekend in Texas to present their designs for a Hyperloop pod. The Hyperloop is a proposed high-speed ground transportation system, and students from universities all over the country are participating in SpaceX’s competition to design

Creating a Human-Scale Hyperloop Pod

Ten Mudd students have joined forces with students from Cornell University, Northeastern University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Princeton University, and University of Michigan to try and build a Hyperloop pod that will compete in SpaceX’s competition. Teresa Despres, Alex Goldstein, Hamza Khan, Chris Kotcherha, Jessica Lupanow,

The Core Curriculum: “An Academic Bootcamp”

An “Academic Boot Camp”: Harvey Mudd’s Core Curriculum   The Core Curriculum: “An academic boot camp in the STEM disciplines,” describes the Harvey Mudd College website. The curriculum comprises the majority of classes that students take through their sophomore year. Despite the influence on the