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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

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Adding Feathers to a SpaceX Rocket

Each year many Mudd students participate in clinic, a program designed to fulfill Mudd’s mission statement of teaching engineers and scientists who are aware of their ability to change and improve the world around them. Clinic brings together companies who have a problem they would

Snippets of A Conversation With Prof. Devadoss

Prof. Devadoss is a visiting professor in the Harvey Mudd Math Department this year. He is a professor at Williams College. Jane: So I heard that you’re an awesome prof! Prof. Devadoss: That’s good to know…so you talked to that one person? J: Hahaha no,