Guiding Sustainability at Harvey Mudd College

Sponsor
Harvey Mudd College
Year
2007 – 2008
Advisors
  • Daniel C Petersen
  • Donald (Don) Remer
Team
Kevin P. Byram (’08)
Anthony Hutain (’08)
Maddalena M. Jackson (’08)
Nathaniel E. Lyons-Smith (’08)
Lolly Simoni (’08)

The team was asked to systematically evaluate a broad range of possible conservation-themed projects to improve campus sustainability at HMC.  The team developed a set of metrics that prioritizes and compares the performance of diverse projects such as real-time monitoring of electricity usage, solar photovoltaics, and improvements to landscaping.  The metrics will also be used to evaluate future HMC sustainability projects.

The Physics Clinic program presents opportunities for students to work on practical projects relevant to industrial work. Students work on teams of 3–5 on a sponsored research or development project.