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ATTRACTING WOMEN AND UNDERRESPRESENTED GROUPS TO STEM FIELDS: HMC received a $50,000 grant from the American Association of University Women for a project that aims to increase women’s representation in science and math. Jennifer Iglesias ’12, herself a former winner, coached a U.S. team to victory at the Girls Mathematical Olympiad in China. The Harvey Mudd College Chapter of Society of Wom- en Engineers hosted its annual conference, which gathers local high school girls for a fun day of math, science and engineering activities. The College celebrated the second graduating class of seven President’s Scholars. The program identifies and encour- ages outstanding young women and men from groups histori- cally underrepresented on campus and in the STEM fields who have the potential to become future leaders.

STAFF LAUDED FOR SUPERIOR SERVICE: Andrew Dorantes, vice president for administration and finance/treasurer for seven years, received the Henry T. Mudd Prize for outstanding service to the College. Patricia Rojas, a dining services cashier and 15-year HMC employee, received the Mary G. Binder Prize for

her exceptional service.

Nurturing and Developing the Whole Person NEW STUDENT MENTOR PROGRAM: A new advising system for first-year students provides optimal support. Return- ing HMC students serve as student mentors and consult with new students regarding academic and personal issues and act as liaisons with various student services on campus and at The Claremont Colleges.

INNOVATIVE (AND FUN) INVENTION: Harvey Mudd College students showed their fun side with the production of an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, a complicated mecha- nism which uses many complex reactions to perform a simple task. With a small budget and endless innovation, the machine’s mechanisms hit the mark.

Global Engagement and Informed Contributions

GLOBAL CLINIC SOLUTIONS: Students worked on re- claiming waste heat (University of Iceland), monitoring volca- noes (Earth Observatory of Singapore/Nanyang Technological University) and treating wastewater in rural China (Lien Insti- tute for the Environment/Nanyang Technological University). A $1 million gift from the Robert and Joan Vickery family helped support recruitment of more students into the program.

SCIENCE BUS INSPIRES FUTURE SCIENTISTS: The student-led organization Science Bus taught participatory science lessons in local schools and hosted 150 elementary school students for World Science Cup Day.

HOMEWORK HOTLINE HELPS LOCAL STUDENTS: Homework Hotline tutors helped junior high and high school students understand math and science concepts weekdays over the phone.

Collaboration continues to be a hallmark of an HMC education.

HIGH SCHOOLERS TEST ROBOTS: HMC students held the 2010 FIRST Robotics Scrimmage to test robots for a regional competition. The scrimmage brought in teams from 13 different high schools.

Improvement of Infrastructure and Resources

NEW TEACHING AND LEARNING BUILDING: The HMC Board of Trustees approved the architectural design for the new teaching and learning building, a highly efficient and sustain- ably designed building that will provide students with an inspira- tional, cross-disciplinary learning environment. HMC is seeking support through major gifts to move the project to the construc- tion phase.

COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY LAUDED: The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 286 Green Colleges” ranked HMC one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges and gave the College high marks on sustainability in campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.

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