Student Life Stories

04/17/2014 14:35:06
Katie Neith
Starting on July 1, 2014, John Dabiri, professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, will serve as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
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. 

06/04/2012 07:00:00
Shayna Chabner McKinney

Caltech trustee and 50th reunion chair Fred Hameetman (BS '62) and his wife, Joyce, are the motivating force behind a multimillion-dollar gift that will transform Caltech campus life for generations to come.

05/29/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

A rover designed and built by Caltech undergraduate students will compete later this week in the RASC-AL Explorational Robo-Ops Competition at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The four-wheeled robot will be controlled by a group of students who will be located back on campus, in the basement of Spalding Laboratory.

05/24/2012 07:00:00
Allison Benter

Today is Ditch Day! Follow the shenanigans on Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter!


05/14/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

The teams that took the field at the Rose Bowl last Friday afternoon were composed of none other than Caltech's own Fleming House denizens, past and present. Continuing a tradition started in 2001, the students took the afternoon off to socialize with their fellow Flems, get to know some alumni, and play a few games of touch football in Myron Hunt's famous stadium.

04/24/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Caltech's women's tennis team beat Occidental in dramatic fashion last Friday, snapping a 30-match conference losing streak. To read more and to watch a video of sophomore Rebekah Kitto and junior Stephanie Kwan discuss their victory, click here.

04/11/2012 07:00:00
Andrew Allan

April Fool's Day, Passover, Easter, Tax Day, Earth Day … and Gaypril? Among the many events that take place in April, one of the lesser known is the month-long "Gaypril" celebration, dedicated to advancing awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) issues at Caltech and other universities around the country.


03/14/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Last Thursday, Caltech students cooked up an Indian feast for famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Click to watch an audio slideshow of the event. 

03/13/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Robots designed and built by Caltech undergraduate students will battle in head-to-head competition on Thursday, March 8, in what has been dubbed "The Conquest of Millikan Islands," this year's ME 72 Engineering Design Contest. Setup for the contest, which has become a popular event in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, begins at 1 p.m. at Millikan Pond, and the competition is scheduled to begin around 2 p.m.

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