Campus Life News

10/20/2014 12:20:49
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech junior Edward Fouad spent 10 weeks this summer as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program working in the lab of Aaron Parness, a group leader at JPL, where researchers are designing, prototyping, and refining technology for a device called a microspine gripper. Looking something like a robotic circular foot with many toes extending radially outward, such a gripper has the ability to grab onto a rocky surface and cling to it even when hanging upside down.
06/13/2014 05:39:05
Cynthia Eller
The Senior Thesis Prize is intended to encourage undergraduates to complete a formal work of scholarship as a capstone project for their undergraduate career.
06/04/2014 10:06:30
Cynthia Eller
For proof that Caltech students are indeed motivated to emerge from their labs and classrooms to interact with the rest of the world, look no further than Science & Engineering Policy at Caltech (SEPAC), a student organization founded in February 2013.
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
05/30/2014 08:48:53
Ann Motrunich
Chairman of the W. M. Keck Foundation and the grandson of its founder, William Myron Keck, Day is one of a select few to be recognized with this honor over the last 30 years, joining a roster of past recipients that includes Si Ramo, Gordon Moore, and Arnold Beckman.
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.
05/14/2014 13:50:25
Building on Caltech's leading position in fields such as general relativity, astrophysics, quantum computation, superstring theory, elementary particle theory, and condensed matter theory, the new institute will train generations of theoretical physicists.
05/06/2014 06:02:16
A new $15 million gift by Lynda and Stewart Resnick in support of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech will help scientists and engineers advance research aimed at helping humanity sustainably meet its needs.
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).
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