News articles tagged with "alumni"

10/16/2014 17:00:04
Douglas Smith
Thanks to a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation and matching funds from the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) collaboration, a new camera is being built at Caltech's Palomar Observatory that will be able to survey the entire Northern Hemisphere sky in a single night, searching for supernovas, black holes, near-Earth asteroids, and other objects. The digital camera will be mounted on the Samuel Oschin Telescope, a wide-field Schmidt telescope that began its first all-sky survey in 1949. That survey, done on glass plates, took nearly a decade to complete.
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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. 

04/06/2012 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Caltech senior Emmet Cleary has been chosen to receive a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research at the University of Adelaide in Australia during the next academic year. The Australian-American Fulbright Commission selected Cleary—based on academic merit and leadership potential—as one of just 12 American students to receive the distinction this year.

03/19/2012 07:00:00
Katie Neith

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has recognized five of its graduates with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Since its inception in 1966, the award has been granted to outstanding alumni in the sciences, engineering, business, and the arts for a particular achievement or series of achievements. 

02/14/2012 08:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Caltech senior Arvind Kannan has been selected to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which will fund his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge for the next academic year. Kannan, a chemical engineering major and English minor, was one of only 14 students selected to receive the award this year.

01/27/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Caltech alumni Jessie Rosenberg and Kelly Littlepage, and Caltech graduate student Chris Rogan have been named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30, a list of notable leaders who have yet to reach their 30th birthdays.

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