Mudd joins nationwide STEMM alliance

Last month, Harvey Mudd College announced that it joined the STEMM Opportunity Alliance. The initiative, led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a “new initiative to make equity in science fields a national priority and transform the American STEMM ecosystem,” according to a news release.

The alliance’s President Maria Klawe spoke about Mudd’s efforts to increase diversity in STEM at the launch of the alliance at the December 12 White House Summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence in Washington, D.C. Klawe was one of four panelists invited to highlight promising practices underway at their institutions.

Harvey Mudd has made progress in the various STEM fields over the past 15 years, moving from 30% female students in 2006 to 50% in 2022, and graduating majority female classes in computer science, engineering and physics during that time. The college has also gone from under 1% Black or African American students to 7%; and from 5% Hispanic to over 20%.

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