News articles tagged with "community_outreach"

11/19/2015 13:32:48
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new collaboration between seismologists at Caltech and local public schools helps Los Angeles prepare for the "big one."
06/30/2010 18:20:00
Michael Rogers

A group of 29 top high school students from around the United States are spending three weeks this summer on the Caltech campus, studying neurobiology and physics. They are at Caltech as part of the Young Engineering and Science Scholars (YESS) program, which offers students—typically from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in science—a chance to study advanced science topics and meet other students who are equally enthused by science and engineering. 

03/18/2010 07:00:00

Sixty sixth graders from Hamilton Elementary School in Pasadena recently visited campus to tour of Caltech's Tectonics Observatory and Seismological Laboratory.



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."

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