News articles tagged with "alumni"

03/28/2014 09:51:40
Jessica Stoller-Conrad

The U.S. Senate has approved astrophysicist and Caltech alumna France A. Córdova (PhD '79) as the new director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

10/08/2012 09:21:52
Michael Rogers
Semiconductor-industry leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Wenchi Chen has been elected to Caltech's Board of Trustees.
09/22/2012 09:56:13
Douglas Smith
The space shuttle Endeavour's final flight ended Friday, September 21, when it landed at Los Angeles International Airport en route to its new life as an exhibit at the California Science Center. But without Caltech professors Christopher Brennen and Allan Acosta and alumnus Sheldon Rubin, the entire endeavor might not have been possible.
06/20/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Tom Harris came to Caltech with an undeclared major, thinking he would study computer science. But, having been an avid Lego builder as a kid, he was drawn to mechanical engineering. He also has an interest in medieval history, which similarly dates back to his childhood—he loved pirates and knights, and both his parents were history majors—and after he took Brown's medieval history class, his impression of the study of history changed.

06/06/2012 07:00:00
Ann Motrunich

Venture capitalist and philanthropist Walter G. Kortschak has been elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.

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.

06/01/2012 07:00:00
Ann Motrunich

Venture capitalist and philanthropist Walter G. Kortschak has been elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.

04/25/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Caltech students Eric Chang and Peter Buhler have been named two of this year's Watson Fellows. The fellowship enables graduating seniors to spend a year traveling around the world, exploring and learning about topics of their choice. Buhler will travel to British Columbia, Spain, and Chile to study how past, present—and possibly martian—life has flourished. Chang will head off to Asia, where he will learn how sustainable buildings can meet the world's growing demand for housing.

04/19/2012 07:00:00
Katie Neith

An entirely new globe of the moon—the first in over 40 years—is now available, thanks, in part, to Caltech alumni. Using images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, a team at Sky & Telescope magazine, including senior contributing editor Kelly Beatty (BS '73), developed the updated model. 

04/18/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has selected two Caltech seniors, Arvind Kannan and Brian Lawrence, among 15 students to receive the Hertz Fellowship for the applied sciences and engineering this year. Selected from a pool of more than 600 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies. 

04/09/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Caltech alum Andrea Ghez peers into the galactic center, where there's an enormous black hole that's four million times as massive as the sun. 

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