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Spring 2011


TABLE OF CONTENTS Stimula ting STEM learning


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Fresh Approaches to STEM Education Eight alumni from multiple disciplines describe their creative methods for teaching STEM courses in a variety of settings.


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18 16 28 23 Mudderings 4


Campus Current Teaching and learning build- ing moving forward; Bill Gates on campus; Commencement speaker; New trustees; New advancement VP; Faculty experts discuss Japanese disaster; Iris Critchell’s 90th; NSF grant for computer science; Faculty activities; Student awards and activities


Campus News • 4 Faculty News • 10 Student News • 12


News and events; Founding Class celebration; Outstand- ing Alumni awardees; Family Weekend


Class Notes Alumni Profiles: Mjumbe Poe ’05, Code for America Fellow


Alex Randall ’10, Reasoning Mind analyst


Inside Back Cover Letter to the Editor


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Corrections We regret the following errors made in the fall 2010 HMC Bulletin. In Class Notes, Randy Hanvelt’s class year was incorrectly noted as 1985; he is class of 1965. On page 20, Hall of Famer Sam Delich’s class was incorrectly listed as 1992; he is a member of the Class of 1962.


COVER PHOTO BY SARAH DELONG Pictured is Grinnell College Professor Janet Davis ’99 with students in computer science lab. Read her story, page 19.


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