is on a mission
THE CAMPAIGN FOR HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE
OUR MISSION Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, scientists and mathematicians well versed in all of these areas and in the humanities and social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.
“The HMC community has come together to examine all that we do in view of the challenges and changes in the world today. We are committed to maintaining our role as an educational innovator, our intimate, supportive and rigorous learning community, and our dedication to excellence.” –MARIA KLAWE
ith his great vision and incredible energy, Founding President Joseph Platt took the helm of Harvey Mudd College in 1956. He led the College through two decades of growth to national acclaim as a premier science, engineering and mathematics college. Joe also developed the mission for Harvey Mudd that we still embrace today. I count it a privilege and honor to have been appointed the fifth president of Harvey Mudd in 2006. My tenure began with the community discussions and collaboration that created “HMC 2020: Envisioning the Future,” an ambitious outline of the College’s aspirations that comprises six themes: • • • •
Innovation, Leadership and Impact Experiential and Interdisciplinary Learning Unsurpassed Excellence and Diversity Nurturing and Developing the Whole Person • Global Engagement and Informed Contributions to Society • Infrastructure Improvement to Support Excellence and Build Community As a community, Harvey Mudd is on a mission. We’ve made great progress toward achieving our goals. But there is still much to do if we are to realize the vision we established together in 2006. Through The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, we seek to fund the people, programs and places that will allow us to realize our vision and continue our mission to ensure that a steady stream of passionate problem solvers is available to address the most pressing issues of our time. You will learn more about what makes this College unique, as well as how your personal investment in Harvey Mudd College can help change lives for the better. Help us honor the legacy of the College’s founders by ensuring a strong future.
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our mission is simple We’re educating passionate problem solvers. HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE opened its doors five years after the first hydrogen bomb test and just before the Sputnik I launch. At the time, many people marveled at the rapid-fire pursuit of technology, but they also wondered if these changes truly were improving the human condition. As the Cold War escalated and the space race began, people worried that with the press of a button, one government could annihilate all of humanity. In a time when technology made these things possible, what was next? Toward what brave new world were we moving? Our founders recognized a need for a new type of leader. They committed to educating a new generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians who understood the impact of their work on society. They wanted to develop graduates who could lead in troubling times—graduates who believed technology divorced from humanity was worse than no technology at all. Today, we operate in volatile and uncertain times with complex dynamics—technology continues to accelerate, creating new industries and disrupting the old—and communications networks advance at astonishing speeds. We also face local and global issues that require broader, more interdisciplinary perspectives: sustainability and energy, population growth, health, hunger and economic uncertainty. What these challenges require are people who are grounded in multiple STEM disciplines yet who have a strong foundation in humanistic inquiry. Nimble leaders—compelled by their passions— who can create cultures of constructive skepticism and surround themselves with differing perspectives. Leaders who first understand the many complex sides of an issue before offering solutions. Harvey Mudd recruits some of the world’s brightest young minds and inspires them to dream bigger. We teach and nurture them. We push, challenge and focus them. We help them understand that the relationships forged among the different disciplines are just as important as those forged among different people. These are all required components to solving today’s greatest challenges. After four years, our students emerge from this crucible as passionate problem solvers, ready to change the world for the better, in whatever field they choose. In fewer than 60 years, we have evolved from an inspired idea to the leader in producing thoughtful, responsible scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Our graduates are our proof. When you think of the many challenges facing society today, it is clear: The world needs Harvey Mudd. And now, more than ever, Harvey Mudd needs you.
[ STRATEGIC VISION THEME I: Innovation, Leadership and Impact ]
OUR FACULTY INSPIRE STUDENTS. They thrive on teaching. Not just in the classroom or lab (although, that’s critical), but also in other significant ways. Whether meeting a student after class to answer a question or over coffee in The Café, discussing summer research possibilities, Harvey Mudd faculty inspire their students to think in unconventional ways about their education. Teaching undergraduates is all we do here. The passion for knowledge is high, and the ratio of students to faculty is low. There’s an excitement and a common work ethic that’s apparent in student-faculty research, conference presentations, professional journal entries and advising (both formal and informal). Our faculty members are not just teaching science, engineering, mathematics and humanities—they are mentoring future colleagues. They do this through individualized education—ensuring that each student receives as much of their attention as possible. There are no graduate teaching assistants nor inconvenient office hours. This is education as it was meant to be—one faculty mentor engaging in one-onone development of a student learner. And it happens here every day.
Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics, is one of the youngest and the first Asian American to be elected president of the Mathematical Association of America. Many faculty members hold prominent positions in local and national STEM organizations.
Tyler Holland-Ashford is on a mission...
to explore the universe—and puzzles
Tyler Holland-Ashford ’15 has clear goals for the future: study astrophysics in graduate school, become a researcher with NASA or a national laboratory and create a hover board like the one in the Back to the Future movies. Though the hover board has been on his mind since high school, the physics major’s more recent goals are inspired by his professors and courses at Harvey Mudd. “Professor Ann Esin taught my Introduction to Astrophysics class, which convinced me to go into the field of astrophysics,” Holland-Ashford said. “She was always so enthusiastic about the subject and willing to discuss interesting tangents. I signed up for an astrophysics lab course the following semester, which only reinforced my decision.” Of course, Holland-Ashford’s classes also allow him to explore interests outside physics. For example, he said, “I enrolled in the Puzzles Choice Lab for one reason: I like puzzles.” In that computer science course, Holland-Ashford and another student used the Prolog programming language to develop a text adventure game based on the Harry Potter series. He said, “I learned about the difficulty of creating puzzles that are both interesting and fun. There’s a fine balance between making something challenging enough to be interesting yet not so difficult that it becomes frustrating.”
Students and alumni receive inspiration and advice from entrepreneurial alumni via the Harvey Mudd College Entrepreneurial Network (HMCEN) led by Gary Evans, Ruth and Harvey Berry Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership. Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas, share their startup experiences and resources, and learn from one another.
we innovate Demetri Monovoukas is on a mission...
WE ARE INNOVATORS in helping students understand the connections among the different disciplines. Founding President Joseph Platt, a research physicist, and the first faculty member, J. Arthur Campbell, a noted chemistry educator, merged their strengths to create a unique vision of learning science and engineering through actual practice and through the integration of the humanities, social sciences and the arts. At most colleges and universities, the core curriculum provides a basic sampling of the arts and humanities before students enter their respective major. At Harvey Mudd the Common Core curriculum forms a required, academic boot camp in mathematics, physics, chemistry, writing, biology, computer science and engineering. Our students grapple with real-world problems through individual and group research projects across all disciplines and through team-based approaches in our Clinic Program (We created the model more than 50 years ago that’s used today by many engineering schools.). For many Harvey Mudd students, the intense academic exercise offered here sparks a lifelong love for a previously unconsidered field, helps them lead diverse teams from many varied disciplines or provides them with the flexibility to change careers over time.
to engineer new patient care solutions Demetri Monovoukas ’15 won the 2013 Henry R. Kravis Award for a proposed electronic Life Patch that measures and relays body temperature data. The patch would eliminate the need for frequent checks with a conventional thermometer on young, ill or elderly patients. “Maybe a continuously monitoring temperature patch isn’t going to change the world, but it’s a step in the right direction,” said Monovoukas. “I want to try my best to use my engineering skills to make a difference in the world.” His latest invention, a wound-measurement device that will help guide the treatment of pressure ulcers in diabetic, bed-ridden and elderly patients, was developed with support from the Shanahan Endowed Student-Directed Project Fund. The pen-shaped WoundStylus traces the outer perimeter of an ulcer and transmits and displays the measurement. “A paper ruler is the most widely accepted measurement device in use right now. The ulcer is modeled as a rectangle to get a rough area perimeter, but the method is almost 50 percent inaccurate,” Monovoukas said. “So, inexpensive and inaccurate is the industry standard. I wanted to do better.”
Harvey Mudd needs your help • Creating endowed faculty positions that allow us to continue attracting and retaining a faculty passionate about and capable of teaching and mentoring students at the highest level, while ensuring that our faculty-student ratio remains low. • Increasing funding for faculty enrichment and curriculum development to support teaching innovation, course development and travel for experiential learning and professional conferences. • Securing the resources necessary to purchase and maintain critical instrumentation used in faculty research and work with students.
[ STRATEGIC VISION THEME II: Experiential and Interdisciplinary Learning ]
COLLABORATION HAPPENS OFTEN—through the research and coursework of our students and faculty. Whether they are exploring new gene therapy techniques to engineer treatments for HIV, using robots to find new ways to search for signs of life on Mars or designing a tissue-engineered artificial corneal model, at Harvey Mudd, we believe in the power of collaboration. Our professors use research as a powerful teaching tool that promotes learning well beyond the classroom and the laboratory. The curriculum at Harvey Mudd requires that each student participate in a research or Clinic experience, but we go one step further. We offer our students the opportunity to pursue paid research and experiential learning opportunities during our Summer Research Program, partnering with faculty members to explore topics of mutual interest. Through Summer Research and other experiential learning opportunities, our students engage in real-world experiences that transform them from students into professionals.
Sheena Patel is on a mission...
to revolutionize magnetic data storage systems
Goldwater Scholar Sheena Patel ’14 works in the magnetism research group with physics Professors James Eckert and Patricia Sparks. Patel investigates the properties of thin-film magnetic multi-layer, structures used in magnetic device technology, such as hard drives and position sensors. Her goal is to help identify the underlying physics of new magnetic device technologies. “Professors Eckert and Sparks have given me the opportunity to work on projects I find interesting. I’m learning not only about these magnetic materials, but also about how to be a research scientist,” Patel said. She traveled with Eckert and Sparks to present her research at the 19th International Conference on Magnetism in South Korea. The only undergraduate in attendance, Patel caught the attention of physicists prominent in the area of magnetic device technology. “It was intimidating and exciting, but to have prominent physicists interested in my project shows that this research is meaningful,” she said. The rapidly expanding field of magnetic device technology research addresses questions ranging from fundamental physics to the economics of bringing novel devices to market. Patel’s research could help to inform the development of new, more efficient magnetic devices.
Professor Paul Steinberg’s Social Rules Project aims to shift society onto a more sustainable path. More than 100 students from The Claremont Colleges and the California Institute of the Arts worked with Steinberg to create an animated film, the Law of the Jungle video game and an interactive website (socialrules.org) that share insights from more than two decades of social science research. “We wanted to take the ideas out of the research and make them more accessible for the broad public, fusing research, activism and beauty within a compelling story,” said Steinberg, Malcolm Lewis Chair of Sustainability and Society and professor of political science and environmental policy. “My hope is that people will see their world in a different way and, through that understanding, have the tools they need to bring about real, lasting transformations in their communities.”
WE DEVELOP LEADERS by having our students work on teams with each other and with faculty and industry liaisons—in experiential learning opportunities that push them to deconstruct problems and develop innovative solutions. Harvey Mudd takes this approach because students with this kind of education are far better prepared to be successful in work or graduate school, having already applied their classroom knowledge to real and practical problem-solving. Leadership and collaboration extend beyond our campus. Our faculty and students collaborate to develop tools and techniques that provide assistance to K–12 school teachers and students through programs like our Massive Online Open Course initiative—where we will offer training and tools to prepare students and teachers for Advanced Placement examinations—or our Computer Science Games course, where our students learn programming skills by developing apps to help elementary and middle schoolers strengthen their basic math skills. Harvey Mudd College is widely recognized as a leader in programmatic innovation, excellence and rigor. A recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Award for the Integration of Research and Education, we have long recognized the importance of student-faculty research, setting aside nearly $3 million annually for this purpose.
Harvey Mudd needs your help • Expanding funding for summer research, service or experiential learning stipends to eventually allow us to provide funding to any Harvey Mudd student who participates in one of these critical summer experiences. • Establishing faculty stipend support so more faculty can participate in leading summer experiential learning projects that engage students and challenge them to explore new areas of interest or to dive deeper into a topic they love.
Matching funds from the John Stauffer Trust created permanent funding for student researchers in chemistry to participate in the College’s Summer Research Program. The research fund has allowed substantial expansion of the long-running summer research program wherein 25 to 30 students, including first-years and sophomores, work hand-inhand with HMC chemistry faculty.
Tum Chaturapruek is on a mission... to make STEM opportunities limitless
Sorathan “Tum” Chaturapruek ’14 was awarded a full scholarship from his native Thailand to attend Harvey Mudd College and received the Giovanni Borrelli Mathematics Fellowship. He competed in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest and ranked 14th among nearly 4,300 students participating in the national Putnam Mathematical Competition. Now, he’s turning his talents to MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses intended to bring higher education to a broader audience. Chaturapruek said, “My interest in MOOCs started when I took an online machine learning course for free. I would love to share that same kind of opportunity with other people.” For his capstone project, he’s working with Elly Schofield ’13, Professor Michael Erlinger and others at the College to provide a new kind of MOOC. Rather than guiding students in selfdirected learning, the Harvey Mudd MOOCs offer classroom resources for teachers. Chaturapruek designed the Web page for the first MOOC, which teaches programming basics. His responsibilities also include deploying the Web platform and improving the existing curriculum. “My team will provide a ready-to-go course, complete with lesson plans. This will allow many more middle and high school teachers to teach computer science,” he said. “The MOOC project can open up STEM education to more students, including those from underprivileged groups. I believe the potential benefits of MOOCs are limitless.”
[ STRATEGIC VISION THEME III: Excellence and Diversity ]
WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE AND DIVERSITY at Harvey Mudd. Our students, who are in the nation’s top two percent academically, could go to any college or university in the world. Yet they’ve chosen a small liberal arts college, where skateboards and unicycles coexist with robotics and multivariable calculus. From our earliest days, we’ve attracted students of extraordinary ability. We enroll more National Merit Scholars than nearly any other U.S. undergraduate college, and the median SAT scores of our entering students are in the top five percent in the nation. Our faculty members, many of whom have established national and international reputations in their fields, continue to excel and garner awards and honors. A number are recipients of National Science Foundation CAREER Awards and Dreyfus Awards, and others hold prestigious posts on national boards or organizations and receive recognition for teaching excellence. Because we believe excellence and diversity go hand in hand, we are committed to continuing the programs we’ve developed in recent years to significantly increase the diversity of our community while maintaining our commitment to unsurpassed excellence in all that we do. We believe that only when there is a diversity of voices at the table—people with unique and varied backgrounds and life experiences—can we truly begin to solve the world’s most challenging problems.
For the past seven years, Harvey Mudd has sent students to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference to attend conference sessions, network with women leaders and meet with prospective employers.
Sophia Williams is on a mission…
to mentor and inspire future leaders Participation in Harvey Mudd’s Summer Institute (SI) program inspired President’s Scholar Sophia Williams ’15 to seek opportunities to help others. “There are such high academic expectations and an intense curriculum at Harvey Mudd, but in SI, you struggle through it together, and that creates such a strong bond within the SI community,” Williams said. When she was a rising junior, Williams was chosen to serve as the program’s head mentor. In that role, she trained mentors to become leaders and good communicators and led a community outreach program that brought a day of science activities to a group of 7- to 14-year-old students. “The experience was so much fun, and it taught me so much about leadership,” she said. She serves in a variety of other leadership roles across campus, including as an aide for the Future Achievers in Science and Technology program, as a mentor for Atwood Dorm and as a Dean of Students (DOS) Muchacho. As a Muchacho, Williams helps plan fun, relaxing student activities to balance the rigors of academic life.
HMC’s Society of Professional Latinos in STEMS (SPLS) student group introduces 9th- and 10th-graders to the sciences and shares what life is like for Latino students who major in STEM disciplines.
we achieve Alberto Ruiz is on a mission… to inspire the next STEM generation
WE HAVE ACHIEVED MUCH over the last decade (and we’ve attracted considerable attention for our efforts) in increasing the percentage of women students in computer science (from 10 percent in 2005 to 34 percent in 2013). We’re also on track to graduate our first female-majority engineering class in 2014. Our enrollment of students from underrepresented groups also nearly doubled in 2013–2014 due largely to an aggressive recruitment program led by our faculty. We have increased the number of women faculty to 36 percent overall, with the engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics and computer science departments being nearly one-third female, while biology and humanities, social sciences and the arts are one-half female. This places Harvey Mudd at the top of institutions with leading undergraduate programs in these areas. We are still working to significantly improve our diversity with respect to race and ethnic backgrounds among trustees, faculty, staff and students. We’ve added opportunities for students from underrepresented groups to engage in supportive experiences through programs like our Summer Institute, where we invite students to campus the summer before orientation to get a jumpstart on their coursework, participate in community engagement opportunities and build a sense of connection to the College and to their classmates. We succeed because we are a collaborative, not competitive, community. At Harvey Mudd, that means each person—whether faculty, staff or student—believes in creating a community dedicated to ensuring the success of others. In this way, we provide the best possible living and learning experience for our students.
Major moves have been a part of life for Alberto Ruiz ’14. Born in Venezuela, he relocated with his parents to Florida, where he earned an associate’s degree in physics at Miami-Dade College. Then he came to California to attend Harvey Mudd College, where he became one of the few transfer students. Ruiz said, “I think I was a good match for the school’s mission: a scientist concerned with the impact of his work on society.” Ruiz did experience culture shock at first. He said, “I had always lived in a predominantly Latino community. The open-mindedness of the Harvey Mudd community allowed me to feel comfortable and overcome the culture shock I experienced.” Ruiz has become a leader in the campus group Society of Professional Latinos in STEMS. He said, “Inspiring younger students to become interested in STEM education is important to me. I think I serve as an example of how being culturally Latino and a scientist are not mutually exclusive.” He’s also taken advantage of opportunities to pursue research with faculty. As a member of a Lab for Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics research team last summer, Ruiz analyzed fluorescence data from lava tubes in the Mojave Desert. That effort developed his interest in spectroscopy and inspired his senior thesis project: designing and constructing a Raman spectrometer. The experience also supports his ultimate goal of becoming a professor. Ruiz said, “Education is a tool that allows you to achieve your own dreams while helping others achieve theirs.”
Harvey Mudd needs your help
In her work with various organizations, Talithia Williams, assistant professor of mathematics, seeks to help the young people she meets “imagine themselves in our positions.” She organizes the Sacred SISTAHS math and science conference, an annual event for middle- and high-schoolers that focuses on empowering young African-American girls by introducing them to successful academic and professional role models.
• Increasing the number of annually funded and endowed scholarships, to ensure that any student admitted to Harvey Mudd can attend, regardless of personal financial ability. • Strengthening funding for our President’s Scholars Program, which provides scholarships to outstanding students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. • Securing long-term funding for our Summer Institute Program to help select students acclimate to the high academic expectations built into the Harvey Mudd curriculum.
[ STRATEGIC VISION THEME IV: Developing the Whole Person ]
WE NURTURE AND DEVELOP the whole person to support personal growth and the acquisition of skills in areas such as creativity, leadership, teamwork, ethics and communication, in both curricular and co-curricular endeavors. Our students love art, philosophy, music and literature, and they often become deeply engaged in many other disciplines. We serve our mission and these students by providing a broad foundation in the liberal arts. This development happens not only in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities but also through the unique residential and student life experiences we offer. We live by the Code. Established and governed by Harvey Mudd students, our student Honor Code keeps the community strong. It builds trust, creating a safe environment for living and learning that clears the way for hard work. Because we are committed to intellectual honesty and collaboration, we count on honor. Although every first-year student is a work in progress, incoming Harvey Mudd students are known for their accomplishments, and they tend to hit the ground running. The campus community—facilities and programs, faculty and staff— supports learning and keeps our students on track as they work through a fierce curriculum that prepares them for leadership.
Academic vigor inspires Andrew Turner ’14, a physics and mathematics double major, who manages a schedule overload (more than 18 units) every semester. Turner stays balanced by being involved in both academic and extracurricular activities. He interned his first-year summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a Fletcher Jones Fellow, he spent his second summer exploring supercharacter theory
Christian Stevens is on a mission… to discover the next cure
A former professional hockey player, Christian Stevens ’14 applied the academic scholarship he earned while playing for the Ontario Hockey League to an education at Harvey Mudd. His pursuit of a joint biology and chemistry major soon led to research in both disciplines. His work has been recognized with a prestigious, multi-year Beckman Scholarship. He built a pressure sensor system for a “biomechanics of walking” bioengineering project, which required challenging, hands-on lessons in electrical engineering and computer science. He also worked on a research project in the lab of chemistry and biology Professor Karl Haushalter, exploring potential gene therapy approaches to treating HIV. “I always had a deep interest in virology, and to have a professor at a small school doing real work on HIV was unbelievable,” Stevens said. “In his lab, I found what I want to do for the rest of my life: molecular biology research.” At Harvey Mudd, Stevens has served as a campus tour guide, dorm proctor, Science Bus tutor and board of trustees student liaison on the Student Affairs Committee. His spare time is spent playing basketball, volleyball and, of course, hockey.
at Pomona College. The summer after his junior year, Turner interned at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics conducting research on solar jets. Despite his busy schedule, Turner still sings with the Claremont Chamber Choir and studies piano at Scripps College, where he was chosen to perform as a soloist with the Claremont Concert Orchestra.
we challenge Hannah and Dustin are on a mission…
to search for new solutions to today’s challenges WE CHALLENGE OUR STUDENTS to provide self-governance; they challenge themselves through their unique sense of community, established through residential and student life programming. Many students find that some of their best mentors are other students. We don’t separate first-year students from upper-level students in our housing; in this way, students at all stages of their education intermingle and help each other through the challenges they face. They collaborate on class projects, and homework is intentionally designed to be too difficult to complete alone. Harvey Mudd students build personal and professional integrity as they learn how to be responsible team members, combine ideas, share credit and treat each other with honor and respect. Students come to Harvey Mudd passionate about more than science, technology and mathematics, and within the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, students can develop those passions and discover new ones. Students can explore fiscal monetary policy, technology and medicine, ethics and self-interest, political innovation, the anthropology of science and technology, digital media art, music, photography and a host of other subjects that enrich students’ lives with a broad foundation for life-long learning. Though noted as a leading college for engineering, science and mathematics, we are distinctive among our peers in our liberal arts curriculum that integrates the Core, major and HSA. With this inclusive approach, we ensure that our students graduate ready to step into their respective work environments as fully fledged, contributing leaders and team members who understand the impact of their work on society and who can become engaged in their communities as active, informed and compassionate citizens.
Watson Fellows Hannah Groshong ’13 and Dustin Zubke ’13 chose to use their 2013–2014 awards to gain a perspective on special needs inclusion and the solar industry. Inspired by her younger sister, Bailey, who has Down Syndrome, Groshong is studying how different societies support individuals with special needs. Her project includes travel to Germany, Japan and Jordan. “The reality of the conditions for people with special needs in Jordan has necessitated a mindset adjustment. The questions I asked in Japan aren’t applicable here,” wrote Groshong in her blog about her fellowship year. “I want to bring to light some of the challenges different entities face as the [U.S.] works toward advancement in this area and also highlight some of the interesting and courageous things people are doing despite these challenges.” Zubke believes solar power can compete successfully with fossil fuels as a key energy source. To gain support for this position, he is studying projects in Germany, Spain, Australia, China and India. He hopes to synthesize each country’s best practices into a model solar industry. “My goal is to prevent or reduce one million metric tons of CO2 emissions before I turn 25. I know it is a bit crazy, but that’s kind of the point,” Zubke wrote, in his blog chronicling his fellowship year. After his fellowship year, Zubke plans to work in the solar industry, potentially with a global firm.
Harvey Mudd needs your help Students direct Orientation, an event that sets the tone for the next four years. First years quickly realize—to their delight—that they’ve joined a community of like minds who collaborate inside and outside the classroom and are part of a strong support system—shaped by a respected Honor Code—that includes peer proctors and mentors.
• Increasing support for artistic and musical events in our state-of-the-art Drinkward Recital Hall and beautiful Sprague Gallery. • Supporting extracurricular activities for students, including art, music and athletics.
[ STRATEGIC VISION THEME V: Global Engagement and Informed Contributions to Society ]
EXPLORING MAJOR GLOBAL CHALLENGES requires a broader, more interdisciplinary perspective—individuals who are able to work with people from other cultures and who have the language, organizational, leadership and communication skills to plan and carry out projects that may span nations, continents and oceans. At Harvey Mudd, we understand that solving problems begins with understanding relationships. That’s why we teach our students to think across disciplines, across boundaries, even across cultures. Through our Study Abroad Program, students have an opportunity to travel overseas for a summer or a semester to gain cross-cultural understanding and to study at some of the finest institutions in the world. Harvey Mudd also has expanded its renowned Clinic Program, offering our students an opportunity to work on a yearlong, interdisciplinary problem with other students and faculty from foreign countries. Students in the Global Clinic Program grapple with problems like developing solutions to optimize removal of radioisotopes that reduce the risk of nuclear contamination in military and civilian settings. Through these programs, Mudders gain exposure to international organizations and work with technical experts as well as with students, faculty and professionals in multiple disciplines.
As part of their course on Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, professors Jeffrey Groves (HSA) and James Eckert (physics) engage students in readings drawn from the authors’ works as well as related texts. The course includes a study abroad component during the winter break, when Groves and Eckert travel with students to England to explore places they’ve studied during the course.
David Lingenbrink is on a mission…
to gain a global perspective on mathematics David Lingenbrink ’14 studied math abroad at the Independent University of Moscow as Harvey Mudd’s first Math in Moscow scholarship recipient. The program gave him the opportunity to explore mathematics taught in the Russian tradition, which emphasizes problem solving rather than memorizing theorems. Lingenbrink stayed in a student hostel in Moscow and traveled by train to the university. The experience opened his eyes to a markedly different culture. “Living in Russia was foreign and cold and lonely and crazy, but I feel like I exited a better person than I was when I entered,” wrote Lingenbrink in a blog about his experience. “I feel like a much more full, competent person because I spent so much time away.” Back at Harvey Mudd, Lingenbrink studied voting theory research with fellow math major Sam Gutekunst ’14 and Michael Orrison, professor of mathematics. The work involved examining positional voting systems—where points are assigned to candidates based upon a voter’s first, second or third choice—and determining what type of voting systems would emerge by computing the “average” of all positional systems. Lingenbrink plans to pursue graduate studies in either mathematics or operations research.
WE ENGAGE WITH OUR COMMUNITY through educational outreach programs to K–12 and community college institutions. We target both students and teachers—to inspire new or renewed passion for STEM fields and to increase the pool of potential STEM professionals from underrepresented groups. Our proximity to many high-need and ethnically diverse Southern California neighborhoods places Harvey Mudd in a strong position to make a difference in these communities while providing our students with more opportunities for community engagement. Community engagement coursework spans the curricular and extracurricular sides of the campus. It can include coursework that explores potential new treatments for HIV and work that partners students with local AIDS service organizations, or designing and testing software applications to help elementary students learn and retain basic mathematics concepts. Harvey Mudd College’s new Office of Community Engagement works to increase opportunities for faculty and students to have a positive impact on the broader community. Through programs like Science Bus, Homework Hotline, MyCS and many others, our students and faculty engage the challenging problems facing our communities and offer creative solutions to help. In this way, we remain true to the College’s mission to help our students better understand the impact of their work on society.
Harvey Mudd needs your help • Expanding funding for Homework Hotline to allow our students to serve more middle and high school students through phone tutoring and homework assistance in math and science. • Securing funding to enable faculty to develop new and expanded coursework that engages students in community outreach as part of their course offerings. • Securing permanent funding for our new Office of Community Engagement to better support faculty and students engaged in or creating programs serving the community.
Gabriela Gamiz leads the College’s newly formed Office of Community Engagement. As director, she develops community partnerships, supports student-led, community-outreach efforts and assists faculty whose courses have a community-based learning component. “I work closely with the Harvey Mudd community to align our efforts and direction with the College’s mission statement and our local and global communities’ needs,” said Gamiz.
Priya Donti is on a mission… to engage the community by giving back
If there is an activity on campus, it’s likely that President’s Scholar Priya Donti ’15 is an organizer or participant. A former tutor for Homework Hotline, a free, over-the-phone mathematics and science tutoring service for students in grades 4–12, Donti is a staff member in the Harvey Mudd Writing Center. She develops and teaches lessons for Science Bus, a program that brings hands-on science lessons to elementary school students. She is also co-president of Engineers for a Sustainable World/Mudders Organizing for Sustainability Solutions (ESW/MOSS) and volunteers for Mudders Making a Difference. “My favorite part of community engagement is that it allows me to give back and create opportunities for others in the same way that opportunities for success have been given to me. I also like that it’s a vehicle for personal development,” Donti said. Even her research work with computer science Professor Elizabeth Sweedyk presented a community engagement component. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, the Games Network project challenged students to develop educational games based upon learning objectives set by real-world customers: middle-school social studies teachers. Once the games were developed, Donti’s research team visited nearby schools to user-test them in the classroom. Donti plans to pursue a career that involves both environmental sustainability and community engagement.
[ STRATEGIC VISION THEME VI: Infrastructure Improvement to Support Excellence and Build Community ]
WE FOCUS OUR EFFORTS to provide a robust infrastructure through creative planning and community discussion. Innovative and flexible solutions are needed to meet today’s challenges and to serve the needs of the College far into the future. Achieving and sustaining excellence and innovation in education and research requires modern facilities, technical staff, equipment and information technology infrastructure. The most recent addition to our campus and a key campaign priority, the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning has provided flexible and creative spaces for classroom and extracurricular activities. The Shanahan Center has transformed the way our community interacts, offering a unique blend of collaborative, interdisciplinary space. The Engineering E4 Design Studio provides ample space for students to work together in teams or individually to explore complex problems. These types of collaborative workspaces allow Harvey Mudd students to focus on unique challenges and bring their creativity and passions to bear in solving complex problems.
When students sought to enter the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in 2012, they had a tough time finding work space. Thanks to space gained by the Department of Mathematics’ move to the new Shanahan Center, there now exists a microbiology research lab (a Biosafety Level 2 facility) that is available for independent, student-led research and for Clinic projects. Also, there is a new area for introductory biology and physiology lab courses, and the sophomore-level Core labs now have a dedicated space. “We renovated what had been our Introductory Biology lab to make it the Core Lab, a teaching lab that can be shared by biology, chemistry and potentially any other department that has the need for a wet lab facility,” said Catherine McFadden, Vivian and D. Kenneth Baker Professor in the Life Sciences and chair, Department of Biology.
Julie Chang is on a mission…
to blend art and science Julie Chang ’16 is an accomplished pianist who’s performed in places like the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The engineering major was nonetheless honored to be included in the inaugural concert in Harvey Mudd College’s Drinkward Recital Hall. “It was exciting to be able to express my love and passion for music with an enthusiastic campus audience for the first time,” said Chang. “There are many serious musicians on campus, and the new recital hall acknowledges and showcases their musical talents. It signifies that Harvey Mudd takes the arts as seriously as it does science and engineering.” The hall’s physical form impresses her as much as its symbolic meaning. Chang said, “The size and layout make it perfect for an intimate performance with a relatively large crowd. The new space is also great because of the way sound travels. The acoustics are amazing, which makes me want to perform there again and again. I feel the space allowed me to express my thoughts through the music in the fullest way possible.” The piano has been an important part of Chang’s life for nearly 16 years, and she plans to continue playing even as she focuses on chemical engineering.
A new space under construction in the Parsons building basement will allow Clinic teams to collaborate and will provide a new meeting area for industry sponsors and students. “We are designing an open space with lots of glass and whiteboards for creativity—‘maker space’ that all teams can utilize for prototypes and more,” said Elizabeth Orwin ’95, professor of engineering and associate dean for research and experiential learning. “It will be an impressive place where we can showcase our capabilities to potential sponsors.”
we create Travis Beckman is on a mission…
to improve lives through design CREATING SPACE TO ADVANCE our mission remains a critical priority for the College as we embark on The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College. With the College’s decision to gradually add to the size of its student body over the next 10 years, we will require an additional academic building as part of the existing Olin complex as well as renovations to the existing Jacobs-Keck complex. With the opening of the Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd is exploring creative and innovative uses for space vacated in the Galileo lecture halls and in Parsons. The Parsons vacancy has allowed the Department of Engineering to begin development of new spaces for the Clinic Program, providing greater security for project teamwork as well as additional options for collaboration. The College faces a shortage of on-campus housing, which will be addressed through the funding and construction of a new dormitory as well as the planning of another. Not only will new dorms provide space for all students to live on campus, but also they will provide greater flexibility when existing dormitories require renovation. We are creative in the use of existing space and resources. Since its founding, Harvey Mudd College has remained adaptable to the changing demands of industry and the evolving interests of its faculty and students. As we continue to assess our space needs, we will ensure the College continues to meet the ever-changing needs of offering a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and hands-on STEM education.
Travis Beckman’s final project for the Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing course was as much a personal passion as a college assignment. Beckman’s team chose to design and build a recumbent tricycle for a four-year-old named Joshua whose medical condition led to amputation of both his legs. “I had my own brush with medical problems in high school and was frustrated by being limited by my body. I became interested in rehabilitative medical technologies, especially prosthetics and similar technologies to help amputees regain their full quality of life,” Beckman ’15 said. To design a tricycle Joshua could operate himself, the students contacted his parents about his condition and needs. They called manufacturers of similar tricycles. They discussed their ideas and progress with Professor Elizabeth Orwin ’95. And they set to work in the Engineering E4 Design Studio. “The studio was our main site to brainstorm, design and build the recumbent tricycle. The tools and materials allowed us to rapidly prototype ideas, which streamlined our early design process. That’s also where we hacked, sawed, hammered and glued our way to finishing the design. The open area in the front allowed efficient brainstorming and discussion using the whiteboards and tables,” Beckman said. “During class, the openness of the space facilitated discussion like no other classroom at the College.”
Harvey Mudd needs your help • Funding the construction of a new dormitory that creates an additional living-learning community on campus and allows more students to remain in on-campus housing. • Providing additional resources to enable significant renovations to existing facilities to create new and more efficient spaces, which enhance collaboration and better support teaching, research, design and Clinic. • Supporting the construction of a new academic building adjacent to the Olin Science Center. • Completing funding of still-to-be-named spaces in the new R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning.
giving opportunities summary
INVESTING IN PEOPLE
TOTAL CAMPAIGN GOAL |
| $50 million goal
INVESTING IN PLACES
Attracting and Retaining Faculty Faculty Chair Teaching Post-doc Attracting and Supporting Student Scholarship Presidentâ€™s Scholars Awards
INVESTING IN PROGRAMS
| $51 million goal
Opportunities for Naming Spaces and Facilities R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning New and Renovated Academic Spaces New Dormitory
| $24 million goal
Expanding Opportunities for Experiential Learning Research Program Fellowship Student Stipend Faculty Stipend Service Internship Award Investing in Faculty Enrichment and Curriculum Development New Course Development Technical Support Personnel Equipment and Instrumentation Professional Development and Travel Summer Institute Community Outreach and Service Homework Hotline Office of Community Engagement
INVESTING IN THE ANNUAL MUDD FUNDD
| $25 million goal
SUPPORT the Harvey Mudd College Mission Contacts Dan Macaluso
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Special Matching Gift Opportunity As part of a transformative gift to The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, Mike and Mary Shanahan established a matching gift program that is creating opportunities for many donors to double the effect of their personal gifts. Under the terms of this challengeâ€”as long as funds remainâ€”new endowment gifts of $25,000 or more toward a campaign priority are eligible to be matched by an equal amount (up to $1.5 million). Eligible gifts may be paid out over a period of up to five years, with matching funds being applied to each payment. For campaign updates visit hmc.edu/campaign.
I attended Harvey Mudd in the
1970s and can recall both the challenging and the rewarding times. My engineering education provided me with one trait I use extensively as president and CEO of Hoffman Construction: persistence. Through their tenacity and courage, our founders created a dynamic Harvey Mudd College. Our presidents have built upon this strong foundation, rallying support and establishing new initiatives. Harvey Mudd trustees have managed College affairs with care, ensuring the careful planning and necessary resources needed to ensure excellence. Faculty devote themselves to the students and provide remarkable teaching, mentoring and research opportunities. Alumni find myriad ways to improve this world and to give back in their communities and on campus. I’m proud to have been able to help oversee the planning and construction of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning. It was a dream of mine to return as a professional to work on a project at my alma mater, and it was a pleasure for Julie and me to personally invest in this beautiful facility. The College’s ambitious aspirations are possible only with the support and generosity of donors and friends who are committed to the success of Harvey Mudd College. Gifts and pledges have sustained us from our humble beginnings. We’re on a mission to build our reputation for excellence and to adapt to the needs of a changing world. There is no question this nation needs more students preparing for and graduating from the STEM disciplines. And we need donors to support these students at Harvey Mudd College, the leader in educating innovative, socially responsible and passionate problem-solvers. Let’s continue to ensure Harvey Mudd remains one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. Join me in this important effort, and support The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College.
Wayne Drinkward ’73 Chair, Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees Chair, Campaign Steering Committee
campaign leadership The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College has been guided by and has received continuous support from members of the College’s Board of Trustees, who have generously agreed to accept additional volunteer leadership roles throughout the campaign. 2013–2014 Members of the Board Chair: Wayne Drinkward ’73 Vice Chair: Barbara Patocka P00 Michael Angiulo ’93 David Baylor James C. Bean ’77 John M. Benediktsson ’01 Michael W. Blasgen ’63 Deborah Byron P07 Joseph Connolly Howard C. Deshong III ’89 Walter A. Foley ’69 P99 Murray Goldberg Jocelyn Goldfein Raymond E. Grainger ’88 Shamit Grover ’05 J. Dale Harvey Dylan Hixon Edward E. Johnson Annie Tran Kao ’02 Eric Kim ’76 Ann E. McDermott ’81 Jonathan Mersel ’75 Anna Patterson Gregory P. Rae ’00 Deborah Rieman Jeffrey Rosenbluth Kevin Schofield P13 P13 Cherif Sedky P14 Christopher D. Seib ’00 R. Michael Shanahan Scott Smallwood P17 Erin Smith Norman F. Sprague III, MD Tayloe Stansbury P16 Michael G. Wilson ’63 Bruce W. Worster ’64
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Our mission is clear. We're educating the next generation of passionate problem solvers. Through $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd Colle...
Published on Jan 31, 2014
Our mission is clear. We're educating the next generation of passionate problem solvers. Through $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd Colle...