At Webb, we feel it is critical to provide opportunities for students to extend their education beyond our campus and classrooms through experiential programs and academic partnerships. We are pleased to offer students the chance to learn with faculty from Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College, UC Riverside, Western University of Health Science and others.
Computer Science With
Faculty of Harvey Mudd College
In partnership with faculty from Harvey Mudd College, Webb offers advanced courses in computer science. After students succeed in Webb’s introductory course, they may take CS5, HMC’s introductory course and, from there, may access other advanced offerings. Webb’s goal is to enroll an equal number of girls and boys in this program, in keeping with HMC’s commitment to gender diversity in the sciences.
Advanced Studies in Organic Chemistry At
Pomona College Chemistry Department
Webb is excited about its partnership with the Pomona College Chemistry Department and Professor Dan O’Leary. Webb students attend the prestigious Robbins dinner and lecture, where they hear about the latest research from Nobel Laureates and other leaders in the chemical sciences, as well as work with professors and Pomona College students in their spectroscopy laboratory as part of their spring semester research projects.
Biotechnology At Neil A. Campbell Science Learning Lab With
University of California, Riverside
This lab-based course provides students the opportunity to learn the DNS techniques and methods used in many biotechnology applications. Using cutting-edge equipment in the lab at Webb, as well as the facilities available at the Neil A. Campbell Science Learning Lab University of California, Riverside, students investigate various research topics in biotechnology, explore the ethical implications of these fields of study, and apply learned lab methods to student projects.
Field Work in Los Angeles
The Advanced Studies Los Angeles Literary Culture course explores the literary and artistic culture of Los Angeles from the 1800s to the present. It traces the development of Los Angeles’s literary aesthetic and predominant genres, focusing especially on the rise of noir and the relationship between film and literary cultures. This course includes field work in and about Los Angeles, curation exercises, writing projects and more.
Bernard Field Station
The Honors Global Societies and Sustainability course explores the various ways that humans have interacted with the earth and how we will navigate the challenges of sustainable living in the future. Students study Native American societies and the ideas of anthropologists, writers, ethicists, activists, and historians, such as Rachel Carson, Wade Davis, J.R. McNeill, and Jared Diamond and discuss how people’s relationship with the earth has changed over time. Student-led inquiry and seminars provide the foundation for constructing understanding. Students write policy papers and collaborate on projects that directly engage them with current issues and assess their understanding of content and skills. This course requires analytical reading of a variety of primary, secondary, and literary texts, research and writing, seminar leadership, collaborative projects, Harkness discussions, and an experiential component. While global in scope, students actively engage in local environmental issues at Webb and in Southern California to practice their skills, including with the Claremont Colleges’ Bernard Field Station.
Summer Research With
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)
Webb students considering a career in medicine, the sciences or entrepreneurship will have the opportunity to participate in an academic partnership with faculty at Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont. Working alongside college students in a university lab researching microbiology and drug discovery to cure infectious diseases, Webb student researchers will have the possibility to contribute to graduate publications. Keck Graduate Institute professors Anastasia Levitin, PhD, and Mikhail Martchenko, PhD, are providing (and overseeing) this one-of-a-kind summer research program for Webb students. Founded in 1997, through a generous $50 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, Keck Graduate Institute represents The Claremont Colleges’ first entry into graduate-level, application-based scientific research and education. It remains the only graduate institute in the country with this sole focus.