Stories About Our People

08/25/2014 09:48:16
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The new university librarian at Caltech sat down with us to talk about her new position, the changing needs of a library in the 21st century, and her past life as a competitive chess player
06/02/2014 17:37:20
Cynthia Eller
Thomas W. Schmitt, former associate vice president for human resources, remarks, "I think Caltech does a better job of including staff as part of the community than any other place I know of."
05/30/2014 15:20:19
Douglas Smith
The 59th Annual Staff Service Awards, presented in Beckman Auditorium on Monday, June 2, honored more than 250 staff members whose service ranges from 10 to 50 years. We profile three staff members celebrating 40 years at Caltech.
40-Year Service Awardees
05/29/2014 13:33:50
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Jennifer Daniels from the Central Utilities Plant to be honored at Caltech's 59th Annual Staff Service Awards.
05/15/2014 08:02:42
Andrew Allan
During this annual spring rite seniors ditch their classes and vanish from campus, leaving behind complex, carefully planned out puzzles and challenges—known as “stacks”—designed to occupy the underclass students and prevent them from wreaking havoc on the seniors’ rooms.
05/01/2014 15:37:35
Cynthia Eller
A National Medal of Technology recipient in 2003, Mead is celebrating his 80th birthday on May 1, 2014. He remains as passionate today about science and engineering as he ever was ("There isn't really a time when you're too old to have new ideas," he says).
05/01/2014 12:58:24
Cynthia Eller
Christian Ott, professor of theoretical astrophysics at Caltech, formulates scenarios for what happens when massive stars collapse.
04/22/2014 07:44:51
Kimm Fesenmaier
As the final element of Evolution, Caltech's new Bi/Ge 105 course, a dozen students spent their spring break snorkeling with penguins and sharks, hiking a volcano, and otherwise taking in the natural laboratory for evolution that is the Galápagos Islands.
04/23/2014 14:37:32
Douglas Smith
Allen E. Puckett (PhD '49), the engineer who helped father the delta-winged airplane, the guided missile, and the communications satellite, and who turned Hughes Aircraft into the nation's top provider of radar systems and other defense-related electronics, passed away at age 94.
Puckett JPL supersonic wind tunnel
04/17/2014 14:35:06
Katie Neith
Starting on July 1, 2014, John Dabiri (MS '03, PhD '05), professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, will serve as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
04/02/2014 18:35:26
Cynthia Eller

To a large extent, the brain remains a black box.

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