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Becky Wai-Ling Packard
Successfully encouraging underrepresented students to explore STEM subjects requires personal, streamlined mentoring, says MHC’s Becky Packard.
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Mount Holyoke students visit Washington, D.C., and find inspiration from alumnae to explore careers in public service.
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
Anisha Pai '19 is this year’s Mount Holyoke College’s candidate for the Kathryn Irene Glascock '22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition.
Anisha Pai '19 is the first Mount Holyoke winner of the annual Glascock poetry contest since 2009 and one of only 20 since the contest began in 1923.
Students found inspiration in bioluminescent animal communities. Each pair of students explored the idea of communication using costuming and choreography.
A collaboration between two classes: Peter Klemperer’s iDesign Studio (Computer Science) and and Elizabeth Pangburn’s Costuming II (Theatre).
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.
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.”
A USA Today article shows Mount Holyoke College computer science majors are prepared to succeed in the male-dominated field.
Suchi Saria '04
Suchi Saria '04: a computer scientist at Johns Hopkins University, has been named to Popular Science's Brilliant 10.
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.
Vickie Victor
When her advisor suggested computer science, Vickie Victor ’18 said no way. But she tried it anyway — and landed a summer internship at Google.
When Hashma Shahid ’17 and Onji Bae ’18 discovered computer science at Mount Holyoke, their lives — and many others — were changed.
Girls in Tech, a day-long conference, was created by two Mount Holyoke students to introduce high school girls to the possibility of careers in technology.
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.
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.
Cathy O’Neil, author of New York Times bestseller “Weapons of Math Destruction,” spoke at Mount Holyoke on April 8.
Algorithms are hardly as objective as people think, says Cathy O’Neil, author of “Weapons of Math Destruction,” in a talk and discussion at Mount Holyoke.
LEAP 2016
From solar cells and architecture to an athletic app and teaching, students spoke about their internships and research at the 2016 LEAP presentations.
Women in Data Science Conference 2017
As the regional host of the worldwide Women in Data Science Conference, Mount Holyoke declares liberal arts the perfect entry into this exploding field.
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.
MHC 2015 HackHolyoke was so inspiring to a Berkshire Community College engineering student that she decided to host her own hackathon.
Peter Klemperer
“The Makerspace has been an amazing opportunity to work with students relating computing to the physical world.”
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.