Education and Outreach News

07/28/2015 09:47:01
James Astorga
Nearly two dozen middle- and high-school students have been spending their summer studying biological systems in the field, classroom, and laboratory as part of the Community Science Academy @ Caltech.
07/22/2015 15:43:17
Dave Zobel
As members of Caltech's Engineering Without Borders chapter, a group of Caltech undergraduates are working together this summer to build and implement a gravity flow and slow-sand water filtration system that could provide a reliable supply of clean water for about 100 households.
07/01/2015 16:52:16
Douglas Smith
Caltech's InnoWorks team hosted 57 middle-school students from the Pasadena area for a week of hands-on science and engineering projects in Caltech's Scott Brown Gymnasium.
06/26/2015 10:58:45
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Doug Rees has been named the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech.
06/19/2015 11:24:09
Cynthia Eller
A new class in bioengineering debuted this term at Caltech: "Exploring Biological Principles Through Bio-Inspired Design." On June 4, teams of two to three students presented their bioinspired creations to each other and to the professors, postdocs, and TAs who worked with them over the course of the term.
06/12/2015 12:10:00
Lori Dajose
The annual award recognizes undergraduates for theses that "exemplify excellent research, writing and the effective use of library resources."
06/11/2015 16:13:19
Sophia Eller
In a new class called Design and Construction of Programmable Molecular Systems, students came together to study molecular programming, a young research field with huge potential for transforming all molecular sciences into information technology.
06/12/2015 00:33:54
Kathy Svitil
Caltech undergraduate and graduate students have collected an impressive array of awards this year.
06/10/2015 10:51:23
Cynthia Eller
This term, students in Biology 1—Principles of Biology—were offered a novel alternative to the traditional final exam: the opportunity to create a two-to-four-minute video explaining some aspect of biology in an interesting, entertaining and, yes, musical way.
06/03/2015 09:56:55
Douglas Smith
Feynman Teaching Award winner Mike Brown ventures into new fields of instruction: the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, and the "flipped" classroom, which inverts the traditional arrangement of listening to lectures in class and doing assignments at home.
Caltech planetary science professor Mike Brown
04/16/2015 12:08:08
Cynthia Eller
Professor of English Kevin Gilmartin, who has taught at Caltech for the past 24 years, was honored with the prize that recognizes a Caltech professor annually for demonstrating an "unusual ability, creativity, and innovation" in teaching.
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