Caltech alumnus Cesar Bocanegra (BS ’95) is the chief operating officer (COO) of DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit that connects public school teachers with donors interested in supporting their unique classroom projects.
Among this year's cadre of returning Caltech students are four seniors—Adam Jermyn, Ann Miao Wang, Charles Tschirhart, and Lawrence Wang—who already have been recognized at the national level for their scholarly and research accomplishments.
Pushpa Neppala (BS '14) is spending her first year of post-Caltech life getting used to life in Finland, where she's studying the role of a gene called CIP2A in neuroblastoma, a cancer that most commonly affects children under the age of five.
Frank Earl Marble (Eng '47, PhD '48), Caltech's Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus, was one of the fathers of modern jet engines.
Following Caltech tradition, the MOSH is a professorial faculty member who focuses on promoting a positive overall experience for Caltech undergraduates and acts as a liaison between students and faculty.
The SURF program supports students from Caltech and other universities while they participate in real laboratory research on campus. Since the program's inception in 1979, more than 6,200 students have SURFed.