A recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Award for the Integration of Research and Education, Harvey Mudd College has long recognized the importance of collaborative student-faculty research, setting aside nearly $3 million annually for the purpose.

The Discovery of New Knowledge Remains a Top Priority

We offer undergraduates unique, hands-on laboratory and field experience usually reserved for graduate students. Anchored by a research-supportive curriculum, our students pursue research during their entire time at HMC. They collaborate with faculty both during the academic year and in the summer through the HMC Summer Research Program. In addition, several academic majors require senior research.

Our professors believe research is an extremely powerful teaching tool that leads to students’ disciplinary learning and professional and personal growth well beyond traditional classroom settings. Our students and faculty collaborate on many projects that are presented jointly at professional scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals, and both have been honored with distinguished national awards.