News articles tagged with "education"

02/28/2014 11:25:03
Cynthia Eller

Steven C. Frautschi, professor of theoretical physics, emeritus, at Caltech, has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching—Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor.

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.
 
01/24/2005 08:00:00
Robert Tindol
The Rose Hills Foundation of Los Angeles has awarded $315,000 to the California Institute of Technology to fund scholarships for the current and coming academic years. The scholarships will be awarded to juniors and seniors from the San Gabriel Valley who are majoring in the life sciences, natural sciences, or engineering.
 
12/03/2004 08:00:00
Jill Perry
A 1952 Caltech alumnus, Carl Larson, and his wife, Shirley, have contributed $1 million to Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program. The income from the endowment will be used for students' annual stipends.
 
07/13/2004 07:00:00
Jill Perry
An international group of high-achieving high school students has converged on the campus of the California Institute of Technology this summer. Students from the United States as well as China, Germany, Greece, Kuwait, Pakistan, Singapore, and Turkey are participating in the Research Science Institute (RSI)--a highly competitive science program sponsored by Caltech and Virginia-based Center for Excellence in Education (CEE).
 
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