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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01/09/2012 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

Two business leaders, Joshua S. Friedman and Richmond A. Wolf, have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Friedman will serve on the board as a trustee and Wolf (MS '94, PhD '97) as a young alumni trustee.

12/23/2011 08:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Alumnus David E. Chavez once wondered if he had what it takes to get into Caltech. Now U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has named Chavez one of nine winners of the 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award.

11/22/2011 08:00:00
Katie Neith

Award-winning film director and Caltech alum Frank Capra (BS '18) once said, "A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." In October, the MacArthur Foundation clearly had a hunch about another alumnus, organic chemist Melanie Sanford (PhD '01), who received one of their prestigious MacArthur Fellowships, an award that provides unrestricted funds to "talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction."

11/09/2011 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

A team of scientists, led by a former Caltech undergrad, are proposing a new solution to a decades-long lunar mystery: how did the ancient moon power its now-defunct magnetic field?

08/01/2011 07:00:00
Kimm Fesenmaier

Caltech alum E. William (Bill) Colglazier, PhD '71, has been appointed Science and Technology Adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Colglazier retired last month from his positions as executive officer of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and chief operating officer of the National Research Council. 


06/13/2011 07:00:00
Kathy Svitil

On June 10, Catherine Beni graduated as the youngest woman to ever receive a PhD from Caltech, the youngest person to be bestowed her actual diploma—and locked in a virtual dead heat for the "precociousness title" with physicist and Caltech grad Stephen Wolfram, developer of the Mathematica software program. Wolfram says he was a scant five days younger than Beni when he defended his thesis, making him title-holder. Beni's take? Not so fast, Stephen.

03/23/2011 00:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Caltech has recognized five of its graduates with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor regularly bestowed by the Institute. The award acknowledges a particular achievement, a series of achievements, or a career of achievements of noteworthy value. Since its inception in 1966, the award has been granted to outstanding alumni in the sciences, engineering, business, and the arts. The 2011 recipients are Leroy E. Hood, Steven E. Koonin, Cleve B. Moler, Carolyn C. Porco, and Albert Y. C. Yu.

03/10/2011 00:00:00
Katie Neith

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) graduate student Guoan Zheng is the recipient of the 2011 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Caltech Student Prize.

02/09/2011 12:00:00
Kathy Svitil

Narendra K. Gupta, cofounder and managing director of Nexus Venture Partners, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

10/11/2010 07:00:00
Michael Rogers

An encounter with summer smog in Yosemite National Park led Caltech graduate student and accomplished nature photographer William Chueh to take action through science. His resulting research could help reduce the planet's dependence on fossil fuels, not to mention clean the air over Yosemite.

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