Education and Outreach News

11/17/2015 17:29:32
Dave Zobel
The Butkovich sisters—junior Slava, sophomore Nina, and freshman Lazarina—find their own nearly identical trajectories unsurprising.
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.
04/06/2015 10:59:17
Douglas Smith
Caltech seniors Adam Jermyn and Charles Tschirhart have been named 2015 Hertz Fellowship winners. Selected from a pool of approximately 800 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies.
2015 Hertz Foundation Fellows Charles Tschirhart (left) and Adam Jermyn (right)
03/13/2015 11:28:11
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new opportunity for science educators helps teachers adapt to new standards while bringing Caltech research into local schools.
12/17/2014 17:40:04
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Designed by two alums, the interactive SKIES app helps Caltech students and professors connect to take learning to the next level.
11/12/2014 09:23:14
Kathy Svitil
Caltech has been named as a host institution for the next phase of the Amgen Scholars Program. Funding from the Amgen Foundation will allow Caltech to provide hands-on laboratory experience to 20 undergraduate students each summer for the next four years.
11/03/2014 10:09:57
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
By developing a tool to help better prepare polling places, Caltech sophomore Sean McKenna is hoping to minimize the amount of time we spend in line at the polls.
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.
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