News articles tagged with "education"

04/16/2015 12:08:08
Cynthia Eller
Professor of English Kevin Gilmartin, who has taught at Caltech for the past 24 years, was honored with the prize that recognizes a Caltech professor annually for demonstrating an "unusual ability, creativity, and innovation" in teaching.
01/29/2008 08:00:00
elisabeth nadin
Did you know that it takes about the energy found in 1.4 liters of gasoline to make a cheese pizza? The energy cost of producing food is one focus the California Institute of Technology will take as it participates in a nationwide effort to engage schools in global-warming solutions.
10/30/2007 07:00:00
Jacqueline Scahill
It all started last fall, in a classroom at Caltech. A team of students in Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ken Pickar's course, Product Design for the Developing World, decided to create wheelchairs for people in developing countries that could tackle the rugged terrain. With two bicycles and three creative brains contributing, the project took off.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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