Alumnus and life member of the Board of Trustees Simon "Si" Ramo (PhD '36), a founding giant of the aerospace industry and chief architect of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missile system, passed away on June 27, 2016. He was 103.
Mary Webster, executive assistant to President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and secretary of the Board of Trustees, is being recognized for 50 years of service to Caltech at the annual Staff Service and Impact Awards.
Caltech trustee John S. Chen (MS ’79) and his wife, Sherry, have pledged $1.5 million to support Institute scholars who are searching for solutions to the major environmental challenges facing our planet.
Caltech board chair emeritus and longtime Compaq chairman Benjamin M. (Ben) Rosen (BS ’54) and his wife, Donna, have made a bequest commitment to advance scientific exploration at the intersection of biology and engineering.