Education and Outreach News

03/14/2014 09:40:23
Cynthia Eller

There is more than one way to get an empty soup can to the top of a five-foot pyramid. One option might be to pick up the soup can with your hand, walk to the pyramid, and place it on top. But that would be the easy way out, and that's not how Caltech's mechanical engineering majors roll.

03/06/2013 08:58:58
Katie Neith
University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman will be the speaker for the 119th annual commencement ceremony at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on June 14, 2013, on Caltech's campus in Pasadena, California.
02/28/2013 13:57:41
Marcus Woo
John A. Johnson, assistant professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
01/14/2013 18:03:33
Marcus Woo
When offered spinach or a cookie, how do you decide which to eat? Do you go for the healthy choice or the tasty one? To study the science of decision making, researchers in the lab of Caltech neuroeconomist Antonio Rangel analyze what happens inside people's brains as they choose between various kinds of food. The researchers typically use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure the changes in oxygen flow through the brain; these changes serve as proxies for spikes or dips in brain activity. Recently, however, investigators have started using a new technique that may better tease out how you choose between the spinach or the cookie—a decision that's often made in a fraction of a second.
10/10/2012 16:00:33
Douglas Smith

Last summer, Caltech junior Julie Jester worked on a project that might one day partially counteract blindness caused by a deteriorating retina.

10/08/2012 16:28:37
Katie Neith

Pamela Bjorkman has been studying HIV at Caltech since 2005. In the lab, she has made significant gains in the fight against the virus, developing antibodies that neutralize most strains.

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.

08/14/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Field geologists at Caltech come face to face with bears and wolverines, climb steep cliffs and mountains, and endure scorching sunlight and frigid temperatures. Sometimes risking life and limb, they travel to some of the most remote corners of the globe—all in the name of science

07/17/2012 10:00:00
Kristen Brown

This morning, Caltech became one of the dozen new schools to join the online learning platform Coursera.

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.

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