News articles tagged with "education"

10/14/2014 17:00:50
Douglas Smith
Thomas Anthony Tombrello, Caltech's Robert H. Goddard Professor of Physics, passed away on September 23, 2014, at age 78. His studies of nuclear reactions in the 1960s helped show how chemical elements are created.
Tom Tombrello
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.
 
04/05/2007 07:00:00
Jill Perry
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in Hanford, Washington, which was created by the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and funded by the National Science Foundation, has received a science education award.
 
03/30/2007 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

On a campus where scientific research can be pretty challenging for the uninitiated, Mike Brown's search for new bodies in the outer solar system is as refreshingly straightforward as, well, the brightly colored marble spheres that sit on his shelf. Each sphere represents a Kuiper-belt object he has found in the last few years, including Eris, which led to the demotion of Pluto to the status of "dwarf planet."

 
03/05/2007 08:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, is presenting the Sally Ride Science Festival, held in association with the California Institute of Technology on Saturday, March 24, on the Caltech campus. The popular science festival targets middle-school girls, grades five through eight. Parents, educators, and all others are encouraged to attend.
 
02/27/2007 08:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
In a region where devastation and disaster reigned, rebuilding becomes of paramount importance. In these circumstances, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Orleans Design Awards take on special significance.
 
07/10/2006 07:00:00
Robert Tindol
In the latter half of 1920, Albert Einstein faced a series of increasingly acrimonious public attacks against his recently confirmed theory of general relativity. He considered leaving Berlin, which would have deprived Germany of its most famous scientist. Colleagues, friends, and unknown admirers offered support, while Einstein worried about the care of his two sons and ex-wife in Switzerland, and his new family in Berlin.
 
12/06/2005 08:00:00
Jill Perry
California Institute of Technology President David Baltimore has joined with leaders of eight other research universities to encourage continued advances toward the full participation of women in academia throughout the United States.
 
11/29/2005 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil
Fire up the griddle! It's time for the 20th installment of the California Institute of Technology's ME 72 Engineering Design Contest, which will be held at 2 p.m. on December 1 outside Caltech's Chandler Dining Hall. This year's theme: an "energy cook-off."
 
06/10/2005 07:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
"I am not a novelty. . . It is not amazing that girls are engineers-it's normal," says Victoria Loewer, a member of the class of 2005 at the California Institute of Technology. Loewer is referring to the fact that she is a member of the first all-female chemical engineering graduating class at Caltech, a significant milestone in the history of the Institute.
 
03/17/2005 08:00:00
Robert Tindol
Chris Brennen has many pleasant memories of the "frosh camp" trips he used to make to Catalina Island with famed physicist Richard Feynman. As two California Institute of Technology faculty members who were particularly willing to accompany the new crop of Caltech freshmen on the annual orientation trip, Brennen and Feynman shared various interesting experiences at the rustic Camp Fox.
 
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