How to Grip an Asteroid

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.

Improving The View Through Tissues and Organs

This summer, several undergraduate students at Caltech had the opportunity to help optimize a promising technique that can make tissues and organs—even entire organisms—transparent for study. As part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, these students worked in the lab of Assistant Professor of Biology Viviana Gradinaru, where researchers are developing such so-called clearing techniques that make it possible to peer straight through normally opaque tissues rather than seeing them only as thinly sectioned slices that have been pieced back together.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ramo Auditorium

Caltech Moon Festival Gala 2014

Sensors to Simplify Diabetes Management

Caltech students use their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship opportunities to advance the idea of painless diabetes management.

Orchestrating the Healing Process in a Damaged Cornea

SURF fellow Jacqueline Masehi-Lano has experimented with various growth factors that might inhibit the formation of scar tissue and promote orderly wound healing.

Honored Student Scientists Return for their Senior Year

Among this year's cadre of returning Caltech students are four seniors—Adam Jermyn, Ann Miao Wang, Charles Tschirhart, and Lawrence Wang—who already have been recognized at the national level for their scholarly and research accomplishments.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Beckman Institute 121

Amateur Radio: Digital Modes for Disaster Communications

New Master of Student Houses Appointed

Following Caltech tradition, the MOSH is a professorial faculty member who focuses on promoting a positive overall experience for Caltech undergraduates and acts as a liaison between students and faculty.

SURF Students Present Research

The SURF program supports students from Caltech and other universities while they participate in real laboratory research on campus. Since the program's inception in 1979, more than 6,200 students have SURFed.

Sink or Swim: Students Prep for RoboSub Competition

Students on the Caltech Robotics Team have created a robotic submarine that will compete in the 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition in San Diego.

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