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Since 1837, Mount Holyoke College has shaped pioneers of thought in the sciences, where women make up less than a third of the science and engineering workforce. About 30 percent of Mount Holyoke students major in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), which is significantly higher than the proportion of women who typically major in math or science at comparable coeducational institutions. At the Miller Worley Center, we believe that students who are well-grounded in the liberal arts and understand the multidimensional facets of environmental issues – ecological, social, cultural, historical, political and economic  – have the greatest ability to address environmental challenges in responsible, just and equitable ways.

The Miller Worley Center enables students to make connections — across disciplines, across points of view, across constructs — that help them understand the concept of "environment" more broadly in their work, community, and lives. They tackle the world’s most complex issues as environmental stewards and leaders.

Mount Holyoke students explore the rate of glacial melt, plant shade trees, and catalogue and restore fragile ecosystems. They participate in international environmental conferences—in person, around the world. They raise their curiosity quotient through research with faculty members and by helping to advances campus sustainability initiatives and innovations. Ultimately, they contribute knowledge and understanding about our world across disciplines and geographic borders.

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Tina Le ’18 was drawn to the “magnificent camellias” in the Botanic Garden for her research.

Plant research: It’s in her genes

Using the College’s living lab, Tina Le ’18 developed her own independent study and gained hands-on research experience in the field of plant genetics.
This is a photo of Farah Rawas '17 standing in front of the Community Center construction site.

MHC alum has a blueprint for success

Through its engineering and sustainability programs, Mount Holyoke has given Farah Rawas ’17 the resources she needs to help her community in Beirut.
This is a photograph of Catherine Corson with interns Julia Worcester ’17, Isabel Flores-Ganley ’17, and Sabine Rogers ’18 and the entire multi-institutional research team at the 2016 World Conservation Congress in September.

Students at World Conservation Congress

Political ecologist Catherine Corson took her three student interns to the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii to study global environmental politics.