News articles tagged with "community_outreach"

08/27/2015 13:15:41
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
On Wednesday, August 26, Caltech Vice Provost Mory Gharib welcomed 80 mostly high school-age young people who were at Caltech for a U.S. Citizenship ceremony. The ceremony, which was organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and hosted by Caltech, recognizes young people who obtained citizenship through their parents.
02/25/2010 08:00:00

Three graduate students from Caltech's Tectonics Observatory recently visited a class of 33 sixth-graders at Pasadena Unified School District's Burbank Elementary to lead hands-on activities and teach about Earth science.

07/30/2007 07:00:00
Anna Fioretti
Summer camp usually involves making craft projects and singing around the campfire, but at the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, campers use their imaginations and knowledge to design a community on Mars.
 
07/12/2007 07:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
This summer 30 of the brightest high school students in the country are attending the California Institute of Technology's Young Engineering and Science Scholars (YESS) program. The program brings together some of the most talented students who have a passion for science and engineering and exposes them to scientific research and methodology.
 
05/24/2007 07:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
The California Institute of Technology has been selected as the regional site in the ninth annual Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
 
04/24/2007 07:00:00
John Avery
Holding a vibrating tuning fork close to the lip of a PVC pipe, high school student Kelsey Peterson bends close, suddenly saying, "I hear it!" She is trying to find the speed of sound indirectly, using her own measurements and a chain of logic she must forge for herself. She has learned that, as in a pipe organ, the cavity of her PVC pipe is an acoustic resonator, and the change in volume she hears tells her that it has reached the right length to resonate at the tuning fork's frequency.
 
10/10/2006 07:00:00
Jill Perry

Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the State Treasury Department under a California Educational Facilities Authority (CEFA) Bond, students at the California Institute of Technology will offer free tutoring twice a week in math and science to Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) 10th- and 11th-grade students.

 
06/23/2006 07:00:00
Jill Perry
The California Institute of Technology will unveil its newly renovated Earthquake Media Center to the news media at 9:30 a.m. June 29. This Open House event will include a free "Earthquakes 101" Workshop for the media where Caltech and U.S. Geological Survey scientists will discuss a wide range of topics to help new and veteran earthquake reporters cover the next major earthquake.
 
06/13/2006 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

High-school seniors looking for a futuristic way of studying medicine may want to take note. Beginning next year, six newly admitted freshmen at the California Institute of Technology will also be offered early admission to the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) School of Medicine, pending completion of their Caltech degrees as "medical scholars."

 
03/31/2006 08:00:00
Jill Perry
What is the best way to explain complex scientific information to the public? An astronomer, an expert on science journalism, and a National Public Radio science reporter will discuss this topic at the fourth annual Words Matter Science Writing Symposium at the California Institute of Technology. The event will take place at 8 p.m. April 5 in Sharp Auditorium, Room 155 in Caltech's Arms Laboratory. Attendance and parking are free and open to the public.
 
03/21/2006 08:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
Sally Ride, America's first woman astronaut, announced that the Sally Ride Science Festival will be held in association with the California Institute of Technology on Saturday, April 1. The festival targets girls in grades five through eight. Parents, educators, and others are also welcome to attend.
 
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