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Peter Klemperer
“The Makerspace has been an amazing opportunity to work with students relating computing to the physical world.”
A USA Today article shows Mount Holyoke College computer science majors are prepared to succeed in the male-dominated field.
Photo of Joud Mar’i ’19 and Jean Sammet ’48
Jean reminded me, and every student in our class, that we are smart and fully capable of bringing change to an unwelcoming tech world dominated by men.
A large open room with huge picture windows that open on a lake contains two step ladders and other construction materials.
The new Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is now open for your projects, inspirations, creativity and persistence.
Mount Holyoke students (from left) Tracy Keya ’18, Mosimiloluwa Esan ’18 and Sarah Sarah McCool ’18 won a business ethics competition by arguing that Apple Inc. must move to improve conditions in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Three seniors win big at an international competition for business ethics, the College’s second year at the event — and its second big win.
A large open room with huge picture windows that open on a lake contains two step ladders and other construction materials.
“Making” provides a visceral understanding of both physical and intellectual concepts, and represents a unique mode of inquiry.
Regina Ye ’18 crowdfunded $20,000 and is moving into production of her first ZIRUI travel bags.
The story of Mount Holyoke student Regina Ye ’18’s ZIRUI travel bag is recounted in Forbes magazine.
Valerie Barr ’77 is the first Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science.
Valerie Barr ’77, the first Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science, shares with her benefactor an interdisciplinary vision of computing.
Tracy Keya and Janet Slocum in Mount Holyoke makerspace
From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate.
MHC’s new online map includes a feedback button for comments and suggestions.
The new online campus map is packed with useful information, can be easily read on a smartphone — and was created by Sarah Robinson '17
Valerie Barr, Chair of Computer Science; Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science
“I love the 'aha!' moment and when I can get students as excited as I am about all the cool stuff you can do with computing.”
Galen Corey, instructor for the Girls Who Code campus program at Mount Holyoke, with eager students.
Girls Who Code, a national organization that teaches girls coding skills, partnered with MHC to bring a new two-week summer program to college campuses.
Students in the connected courses of professors Kavita Khory, politics, and Nieves Romero-Díaz, Spanish
Interdisciplinary classrooms fuel a passion for learning in faculty and students alike.
When Jean Sammet was given her first computer programming assignment, the field was so new that she had no books or papers to refer to. “I only had the instructions for the computers and what little brain power I had gotten from Mount Holyoke,” she said.
Jean Sammet ’48, one of the most important early pioneers in computer science, was a long-time supporter and advocate for Mount Holyoke.
iDesign Studio class
Mount Holyoke’s IDesign Studio demystifies technology, sparks artistic creativity, fuels entrepreneurial spirit and encourages risk-taking across academia.
Mount Holyoke College Makerspace
The Makerspace prepares future leaders by combining technology and the liberal arts to teach and engage students studying every academic discipline.