News articles tagged with "commencement"

04/09/2014 12:03:52
Cynthia Eller
"As an expert on the geopolitics of energy, Dan Yergin has examined the interface of science and public policy in depth," says Ed Stolper, interim president of Caltech. "Caltech students will benefit from being challenged to put the scientific work for which they have been preparing into a broader social context. We are excited to bring him to campus for commencement in June."
06/14/2013 16:49:24
Andrew Allan
Caltech's 119th annual commencement ceremony took place June 14 on Beckman Mall. This year, Caltech celebrated the accomplishments of 588 graduates, awarding 256 bachelor's, 96 master's, 2 engineer, and 236 doctoral degrees. University of Michigan president and biochemist Mary Sue Coleman delivered the keynote address.
03/06/2013 08:58:58
Katie Neith
University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman will be the speaker for the 119th annual commencement ceremony at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on June 14, 2013, on Caltech's campus in Pasadena, California.
06/15/2012 07:00:00
Andrew Allan

Caltech’s 118th annual commencement ceremony took place on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Beckman Mall. Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder and chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors, and the chairman of SolarCity, presented the keynote address. 

01/13/2012 08:00:00
Lawren Markle

Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk will be the speaker for the 118th annual commencement ceremony at Caltech. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on June 15, 2012.

06/13/2011 07:00:00
Kathy Svitil

On June 10, Catherine Beni graduated as the youngest woman to ever receive a PhD from Caltech, the youngest person to be bestowed her actual diploma—and locked in a virtual dead heat for the "precociousness title" with physicist and Caltech grad Stephen Wolfram, developer of the Mathematica software program. Wolfram says he was a scant five days younger than Beni when he defended his thesis, making him title-holder. Beni's take? Not so fast, Stephen.

06/09/2011 07:00:00
Kathy Svitil

This year, the graduation regalia sported by Caltech grads had a new look: plastic. The caps and gowns were produced from a trademarked material called GreenWeaver, made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottle pellets.

03/27/2011 23:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Renowned chemist and Nobel laureate Ahmed Zewail, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), will be the speaker for Caltech's 117th annual commencement ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m. on June 10 of this year.

06/11/2010 07:00:00
Heidi Aspaturian

Overcast skies couldn't dampen spirits as the California Institute of Technology held its 116th annual commencement on June 11.  With family, friends, mentors, and professors in attendance, 491 graduates received their diplomas from President Jean-Lou Chameau. 

 

06/09/2010 07:00:00

On the eve of Caltech’s 116th commencement, which will take place Friday, June 11, senior class copresidents Julianne Gould ("Joules") and Daniel Obenshain ("Dano") took time out from their final preparations to talk about their experiences during four years at what some call "the boot camp of science."  Read their story and listen to a podcast of their take on life at Caltech and what lies ahead for both of them.

 

02/08/2010 08:00:00
Jon Weiner

NASA administrator Charles Bolden has been named Caltech's commencement speaker for 2010.

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