Stories About Our People

01/23/2015 15:45:44
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
From creating programs to increase diversity in STEM fields to pioneering the most effective methods for both reading and teaching their students, Caltech alumni leaders are changing the higher education landscape from the inside out.
01/27/2015 09:44:41
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Assistant Professor of Biology Yuki Oka studies the behavioral triggers for thirst and maintaining bodily homeostasis for survival.
01/08/2015 13:32:06
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The leaders of Caltech's student organizations have the opportunity to both represent their peers and "peek behind the curtain" of academia.
12/22/2014 09:31:32
Elizabeth Hamilton
Caltech alumnus Cesar Bocanegra (BS ’95) is the chief operating officer (COO) of, a nonprofit that connects public school teachers with donors interested in supporting their unique classroom projects.
12/17/2014 17:40:04
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Designed by two alums, the interactive SKIES app helps Caltech students and professors connect to take learning to the next level.
12/19/2014 11:51:47
Kimm Fesenmaier
All those political statements that we, as humans, make? Alexander Hirsch, a new associate professor of political science at Caltech, creates mathematical models to actually test them.
12/15/2014 09:46:33
Douglas Smith
Integrating optics and electronics into systems such as fiber-optic data links has revolutionized how we transmit information. A second revolution awaits as researchers seek to develop chips in which individual atoms control the movement of light within the chip through optical "wires," and photons could replace electrons as the vehicle for performing computations. Andrei Faraon (BS '04), an assistant professor of applied physics and materials science in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, presents a preview of this revolution at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
An optical bench in the Faraon lab.
12/12/2014 11:25:38
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Thomas Vidick, assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences, works to apply algorithms to quantum systems.
12/05/2014 14:53:56
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Xinwen Zhu, associate professor of mathematics, joined the Caltech faculty in September. He tells us about himself and his work with a web of mathematical conjectures called the Langlands program.
12/01/2014 09:52:17
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Adam Jermyn, a Caltech senior, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2015 Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in Great Britain.
11/14/2014 10:14:28
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New faculty member Yisong Yue, assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences, recently spoke with us about his research interests in machine learning and what he is looking forward to at Caltech.
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