By the Numbers: The Caltech Class of 2015
Today we celebrate the graduation of Caltech's class of 2015. Wondering what it takes to meet the challenge of Caltech's rigorous academic environment? Here is a sampling of activities our seniors have participated in over the past four years:
Individually, our seniors have
In the class of 2015, there are 27 student-athletes who have
Collectively, the class of 2015 has
In addition, the class of 2015 has
Congratulations to our graduates for all of their hard work, focus, and accomplishments!
Each year as Commencement Day approaches, Caltech's senior class traditionally makes a single combined gift to the Institute. But the class of 2015 has given that plan an unusual twist.
Caltech undergraduate and graduate students have collected an impressive array of awards this year, including three Fulbright grants, two Goldwater Scholarships, two Watson Fellowships, two Hertz Fellowships, a Soros Fellowship, a Marshall Scholarship, a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and 31 National Science Foundation Fellowships.
An expert at the intersection of culture and technology, Genevieve Bell is a vice president at Intel Corporation and an Intel Fellow, a position that reflects the highest level of technical achievement within the company.
Just inside the Caltech Store stands a manually operated penny press. If not for its distinctive orange color scheme and the Millikan Library panorama across its lower half, it might have come from any tourist-trap gift shop. But it is here for a very specific reason: to fund a single Caltech tradition that dates back nearly a century—Ditch Day.
Caltech's student leaders have full plates. In addition to splitting their time among responsibilities in academics, research, athletics, internships, social causes, and many other activities, they have also been elected to serve as representatives of and advocates for their peers. However, these students say the juggling act can be a gratifying challenge.
It is no secret that Caltech's graduate students have unparalleled research opportunities. Working closely with faculty advisers and colleagues in diverse fields across campus, their contributions are essential to the Institute's advances in science, engineering, and technology. For nearly two decades, the Everhart Lecture Series has provided a venue to highlight graduate student research at Caltech.
Watch Genevieve Bell's Commencement address (PDF available)
Watch the full ceremony via Caltech on Ustream.
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