Undergraduate Research 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.
11/05/2015 09:08:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Chemotherapy injections are a painful but necessary part of many cancer treatment regimes. SURF student Teo Wilkening spent his summer developing a chemotherapy patch that could one day take pain out of the equation.
10/16/2015 10:10:43
Lori Dajose
On Saturday, October 17, Caltech students will present the results of their research during SURF Seminar Day.
10/13/2015 15:21:20
Rod Pyle
During last summer's SURF program at Caltech, undergraduate Patrick Rall worked in quantum information science. This is his second consecutive SURF summer.
SURF participant and Caltech undergraduate Patrick Rall.
10/07/2015 10:14:36
Douglas Smith
As the Advanced LIGO Project geared up last summer, 27 undergraduates from around the world became full partners in one of the biggest, most complex physics experiment ever. Their contributions ranged from creating hardware and software for current use to helping design next-generation detectors.
LIGO SURF students in the control room
09/18/2015 16:49:28
Cynthia Eller
The Caltech–Japan Internship Program was started in 1994. As interns, students collaborate on industrial projects with Japanese companies, usually living in company-owned dormitory housing. They are immersed in Japanese business culture while simultaneously honing their language skills.
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.
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)
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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