Hixon Forum for Responsive Science and Engineering

Established in 1990 by Alex and Adelaide Hixon, Harvey Mudd College’s Hixon Forum for Responsive Science and Engineering links scientific, technological, public policy and ethical issues in new and innovative ways.

Created as a way to further the college’s mission of educating engineers, scientists and mathematicians well versed in both their scientific areas and the humanities and social sciences, who may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society, the forum is led by a steering committee of faculty members and an annual visiting professor.

Together, the group organizes an annual conference or symposium of international speakers on a timely issue connected to science, technology and society. They also carry out research involving the interaction of science, technology, values and public policy.