Harvey Mudd College Makes School History Awarding Majority of Engineering Degrees to Women
Harvey Mudd College made school history this week when it awarded more engineering degrees to women than men at its commencement ceremony Sunday.
Harvey Mudd, a renowned school for engineering Claremont, Calif., said 56 percent of its graduating engineering class were female.
The percentage of women graduating overall, including all majors, in the class of 2014 was 49 percent.
Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe has made a concentrated effort to raise the number of women studying STEM fields since she took over at the school in 2006. Klawe was the first woman to lead the college in its six decade history.