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Social Cipher whiteboard illustration

Creating engaging and accessible therapy for children on the autism spectrum is a vexing challenge, but five CMC seniors have used their education to craft an innovative new approach: a video game.

Their game, called Social Cipher, virtually recreates social situations so that gamers can better understand emotional reactions and build empathy. Social Cipher recently placed eighth in the National Geographic Chasing Genius: Unlimited Innovation challenge, which had more than 1,000 entrants.

The After School Specials performing

The Claremont Colleges’ After School Specials! have qualified to compete at the 2018 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Finals.

Nine colleges, including Berklee College of Music, King’s College, London, the University of Chicago, Temple University, and reigning champions USC will vie for the title at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on April 21.

The After School Specials! had advanced to the semifinals in 2014 and 2016.

Shawn McFall

“A nuclear reactor is like a knife — it is a necessary utensil for cutting bread, but it can also be used to cut a throat.”

Shawn “Mickey” McFall ’18 invokes those chilling words, written by an exiled Iraqi nuclear scientist, in his own research paper on the potential threat of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.

John Nikolaou

Mining operations are growing in sub-Saharan Africa, bringing both prosperity and challenges to the region. A Claremont McKenna College student found himself presenting on the subject alongside some of the world’s leading experts on the mining industry at a conference in London.

CMC MUN team

CMC’s Model United Nations team won both individual and group awards at its first two conferences of the spring semester.

Appel fellowship writers

During her first year at Claremont McKenna College, Becky Chung ’20 wondered how the changing global climate would affect her hobby of mountaineering.

CMC ROTC cadets

Battling through steady rain, near-freezing temperatures and fatigue, cadets with CMC’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps finished second in an annual military skills competition last month in Washington state.

The 8th Brigade Ranger Challenge is a two-day contest at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the top three teams on the West Coast. To qualify for the competition at Joint Base Lewis–McChord near Tacoma, CMC won the South Ranger Challenge in November, beating all other competing Southwest schools.

Phoebe and Clara Madsen

For Clara Madsen ’18, the close of the NCAA tournament this week will not only mark the end of her college volleyball career, but also a chapter in her family’s story.

For two seasons, Madsen and her sister Phoebe '20 have played alongside each other for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which defeated Gustavus Adolphus in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Madsen sisters have played volleyball together since their high school days in Santa Barbara. They reunited on the court and on campus last year.

CMC Model UN team

CMC’s Model United Nations team had back-to-back victories in its first two events of the school year, winning at conferences at Georgetown and USC and boosting its national profile.

At Georgetown’s National Collegiate Security Conference last week in Washington, D.C., the team of eight delegates won the Best Small Delegation award.

CMC ROTC at the Ranger Challenge

CMC’s Army ROTC program won the Task Force South Ranger Challenge competition at Camp Pendleton last weekend, the program's second consecutive victory in the grueling military skills, strength, and endurance event.

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