Student Life Stories

06/18/2014 11:37:50
Kimm Fesenmaier
Recently, senior physics major Lisa Lee had an opportunity to conduct a medical technology experiment aboard NASA's reduced gravity aircraft at Johnson Space Center's Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.We asked Lee to fill us in on her unique experience.
10/09/2012 13:45:33
Kimm Fesenmaier

Despite the best efforts of a group of students, Taylor Swift will not be performing at Caltech. The upside? The Institute's music program will soon receive a $10,000 boost.

10/04/2012 16:55:42
Kimm Fesenmaier
This year, the first week of October marks the first week of instruction for the fall term at Caltech. With the school year’s beginning, the Institute has welcomed some of the most accomplished and outstanding new undergraduate and graduate students who will become an active part of campus through their research, coursework and student activities.
10/02/2012 17:41:06
Ann Motrunich
For the second time, a SCI-Arc–Caltech­ team has won a spot in the Solar Decathlon, a biennial Department of Energy–sponsored competition to design and build a solar-powered house with the ideal blend of affordability, market appeal, design excellence, energy production, and efficiency.
08/22/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

During the inaugural Caltech InnoWorks Summer Science Camp at Pasadena City College, Caltech undergraduates led 22 middle school students through a week of hands-on science and engineering projects. With the slogan "By Students, For Students," InnoWorks aims to get underserved middle school students more interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine.

07/12/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Using computer simulations, Caltech researchers have determined that if the interior of a dying star is spinning rapidly just before it explodes in a magnificent supernova, two different types of signals emanating from that stellar core will oscillate together at the same frequency. This could be a piece of "smoking-gun evidence" that would lead to a better understanding of supernovae.

07/04/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Maria Spiropulu and Harvey Newman, both professors of physics at Caltech, lead the Caltech team of 40 physicists, students, and engineers that is part of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

07/03/2012 07:00:00
Andrew Allan

Your stomach growls to let you know it’s time for dinner. But what can you do when you don’t feel like cooking and you’re on a budget? Head over to Chandler Café for the new all-you-can-eat dinner buffet! 

 

06/20/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Tom Harris came to Caltech with an undeclared major, thinking he would study computer science. But, having been an avid Lego builder as a kid, he was drawn to mechanical engineering. He also has an interest in medieval history, which similarly dates back to his childhood—he loved pirates and knights, and both his parents were history majors—and after he took Brown's medieval history class, his impression of the study of history changed.

06/18/2012 07:00:00
Douglas Smith

Back in the 1960s, Charlie Richter (PhD '28) installed a seismometer in his living room. It was bigger than his TV set, and it didn't go with the sofa, but it saved him a lot of late-night drives into the Seismo Lab and was a great conversation piece. Now, if you live in the Pasadena area, you can have one, too.

06/14/2012 07:00:00
Katie Neith

Growing up, Katie Brennan didn't have a lot of opportunities to travel. So when she started her biology studies at Caltech, one of her main goals was to explore the world. Thanks to a plenitude of funding from the Institute, Brennan—a graduating senior—can now cross two more continents and the mountains of Washington State off her list. 

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