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.