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07/28/2014 11:33:24
Kathy Svitil
The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has given the official green light for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the summit of Mauna Kea, home to many of the world's premier astronomical observatories.
06/13/2014 05:40:52
Kathy Svitil
Two graduating Caltech seniors, Stephanie Laga and Katja Luxem, have been selected to receive 2014–2015 Fulbright scholarships to pursue graduate studies abroad.
06/13/2014 05:40:14
Kathy Svitil
Caltech students have collected an array of awards this spring, including two Fulbright grants, a Watson Fellowship, three Goldwater Scholarships, an American-Scandinavian Fellowship, six DOD graduate fellowships, Caltech's San Pietro and Bishop Prizes, and 34 NSF Fellowships.
06/13/2014 05:39:05
Cynthia Eller
The Senior Thesis Prize is intended to encourage undergraduates to complete a formal work of scholarship as a capstone project for their undergraduate career.
06/12/2014 14:54:51
Cynthia Eller
On June 10, the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced that in 2015 it will award its highest honor, the Priestley Medal, to Jacqueline K. Barton. Barton is Caltech's Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry, and chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
06/05/2014 02:00:48
Cynthia Eller
If you're trying to outwit the competition, it might be better to have been born a chimpanzee, according to a study by researchers at Caltech, which found that chimps at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute consistently outperform humans in simple contests drawn from game theory.
06/04/2014 10:06:30
Cynthia Eller
For proof that Caltech students are indeed motivated to emerge from their labs and classrooms to interact with the rest of the world, look no further than Science & Engineering Policy at Caltech (SEPAC), a student organization founded in February 2013.
06/02/2014 17:37:20
Cynthia Eller
Thomas W. Schmitt, former associate vice president for human resources, remarks, "I think Caltech does a better job of including staff as part of the community than any other place I know of."
05/30/2014 15:20:19
Douglas Smith
The 59th Annual Staff Service Awards, presented in Beckman Auditorium on Monday, June 2, honored more than 250 staff members whose service ranges from 10 to 50 years. We profile three staff members celebrating 40 years at Caltech.
40-Year Service Awardees
05/30/2014 08:48:53
Ann Motrunich
Chairman of the W. M. Keck Foundation and the grandson of its founder, William Myron Keck, Day is one of a select few to be recognized with this honor over the last 30 years, joining a roster of past recipients that includes Si Ramo, Gordon Moore, and Arnold Beckman.
05/29/2014 13:37:37
Kimm Fesenmaier
Davis was recognized for contributions to the development of microporous and mesoporous materials and various applications of these materials from the petrochemical industry to healthcare.