The Sky Is the Limit: $7.8 Million Gift to Caltech Will Support Aerospace Innovation
Through three gifts to Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS), investor and philanthropist Foster Stanback and his wife, Coco, aim to help the Institute advance innovation in space exploration, with the attendant benefits of an educated workforce, skilled jobs, and spinoff technologies.
A New View into Cardiovascular Disease
Caltech's Mory Gharib—an expert in cardiac mechanics and bioinspired medical devices—is developing a new method and device for easy, low-cost, and early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.
Materials that Change on Demand
Caltech aerospace engineer Dennis Kochmann, who works on the modeling and fabrication of novel materials, is using Caltech Innovation Initiative support to design materials whose performance can be altered on demand.
A New Device to Advance Glaucoma Research and Treatment
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness, affects some 70 million people, including four million Americans. With Caltech Innovation Initiative seed funds, Caltech electrical engineer Hyuck Choo is developing a device that could accelerate progress on glaucoma research in addition to helping patients monitor their own optical health.
A New Way to Replace Damaged or Missing Cells
When certain cells in our bodies are missing or nonfunctional, the only current options are to treat the symptoms with drugs or try to acquire transplants. But what if cells in our own bodies could be transformed to take on the missing functions?
Scholarships Help Caltech Undergraduate Make a Difference
Like most Techers, Mario Zubia had his pick of the nation's top schools when he was applying to college. He was a gifted high school student, excelling in math and science.
A $10 million gift from the Sackler Foundation Advances Biomedical Science Research
An endowment established by the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation will strengthen a highly productive partnership between Caltech and UCLA, with the aim of furthering cancer research and other areas of biomedicine.
Stephen Mayo Named Inaugural Bowes Division Chair
The William K. Bowes, Jr., Foundation, based in San Francisco, endowed the new division leadership chair with a $5 million gift, supplemented by an additional $2.5 million provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Matching Program.
Jonathan Katz Named Caltech's Inaugural Kay Sugahara Professor
The Sugahara family endowed a new professorial chair with a $2 million gift in honor of the late Kay Sugahara, a civic leader and entrepreneur who built the worldwide shipping and oil-services business Fairfield-Maxwell Ltd.
S. D. Bechtel, Jr., Foundation Gives $25 Million to Enrich Campus Life, Outreach Programs
With an interest in enhancing the living and learning environment, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr., Foundation has pledged $25 million to support campus-life and outreach programs.
Associates' Innovation Fund Keeps Caltech Education Lively
Caltech undergrads all take the same core curriculum—which includes five courses each of physics and math, among other daunting requirements—no matter what field they'll later specialize in. But thanks to the Caltech Associates' support of an Innovation in Education Fund, lively new alternatives to traditional introductory classes have been added to the course offerings.