04/13/2011 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

For many Techers, high-school activities included the Science Olympiad, an academic track meet of sorts that tests knowledge in all areas of science and engineering, from forestry and ornithology to physics and biology. But even though they've now retired from competition, former Science Olympians at Caltech have been giving back, helping to run the contest for today's high schoolers. Last Saturday, April 9, 43 students from Caltech traveled to Canyon High School in Anaheim for the Southern California State Science Olympiad.

11/15/2010 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil

This past weekend, 13 budding scientists squared off at Caltech for science scholarships worth $9,000—and the chance to win up to $100,000—at the Region One Finals of the 2010–11 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier science research competition for high school students. 

10/19/2010 07:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges

Local students at Pasadena High School had a rare opportunity to speak with Caltech chemist and Nobel laureate Robert Grubbs as part of the "Lunch with a Laureate" program, which is sponsored by the USA Science and Engineering Festival, one of the largest national science festivals for youth.

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.
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