News articles tagged with "community_outreach"

06/03/2015 09:56:55
Douglas Smith
Feynman Teaching Award winner Mike Brown ventures into new fields of instruction: the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, and the "flipped" classroom, which inverts the traditional arrangement of listening to lectures in class and doing assignments at home.
Caltech planetary science professor Mike Brown
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.
 
11/22/2005 08:00:00
Jill Perry
Can 'funny' and 'science' be used in the same sentence? The California Institute of Technology and 89.3 KPCC think so. Starting Monday, Dec. 5, Caltech and 89.3 KPCC will kick off a witty one-minute daily program designed to give you your recommended daily allowance of science...along with a healthy dose of humor. Even if--especially if--you don't know the difference between a quark and a quasar, barely got a C in trigonometry, or blew up the high school chemistry lab, it's OK, you'll enjoy this new program.
 
09/01/2005 07:00:00
Robert Tindol
Several students at the California Institute of Technology and a health advocate instructor at the student health center have departed to Southern Louisiana and Mississippi to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
 
06/16/2005 07:00:00
Jill Perry
There was a time when art and science were closely aligned, and often practiced by the same people. Leonardo da Vinci is a well-known example of this. After more than a century of growing intellectual specialization the relationship between art and science became distant and the practitioners, estranged. However, science has recently exposed society to unprecedented change and provocative new ideas, and as a result artists have begun to engage with science as part of their creative inquiry.
 
05/05/2005 07:00:00
Jill Perry
How do you write about complex scientific issues so that non-specialists can understand and appreciate the information? That challenge is the subject of the California Institute of Technology's third annual Science Writing Symposium at 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Sharp Auditorium, 155 Arms Laboratory, at Caltech. It is free and open to the public.
 
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