Heather Pon-Barry Around Campus

Lydia Cheah ’20 took the Theory of Computation class at Mount Holyoke. She subsequently created videos as an independent study. Initially meant to support Mount Holyoke students, now the videos have thousands of views on YouTube.

Shifting climate in tech

Spurred by the mentoring of Mount Holyoke professors, Lydia Cheah ’20 has found herself leading the way to reshape the computer science career track. 

Nine faculty members have been granted tenure. Top row, l-r: Olivia Aguilar; Riché J. Daniel Barnes; Thomas Ciufo. Middle row, l-r: Naomi Darling; Nina Emery; Kerstin Nordstrom. Bottom row, l-r: Heather Pon-Barry; Jared Schwartzer; Jennifer Wallace Jacoby

Nine faculty receive tenure

The Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees has voted to grant tenure to nine faculty members spanning disciplines from gender studies to physics. 

MHC-gates-February

February at Mount Holyoke

February at Mount Holyoke featured Black History Month events, Princeton Review rankings, outstanding student-athletes and of course valentines.

Heather Pon-Barry sitting on the floor with a small, humanoid robot.

The key to STEMtastic robot tutors? Dialogue.

Heather Pon-Barry received the prestigious CAREER award for her work in developing educational — and socially intelligent — robots.

When Hashma Shahid ’17 and Onji Bae ’18 discovered computer science at Mount Holyoke, their lives — and many others — were changed.

Computing for social impact

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.

Mount Holyoke College Library reading room. Photo by Michael Malyszko

New grants to Mount Holyoke and its faculty.

Mount Holyoke College and its professors received several grants and fellowships between November 2015 and March 2016.

Computer science students

Google funds new computer science initiative.

Mount Holyoke faculty members have been awarded a grant to establish a new peer-mentoring program for computer science students.