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Life at Caltech
For the first time in history, future aircraft designs are being tested on two planets.
- Alumna (BS '21)
Nayla Abney took a chance leaving New Jersey and the East Coast to come to Caltech. She helped launch the inaugural season for women's soccer at Caltech in 2017 and says the sport and the team teach lessons that help her in the classroom and on the field. The chemical engineering major is inspired by the researchers and professors on campus, and she is committed to building a legacy for other young women at Caltech.
- Alumnus (BS '20)
David Ignacio Fager
For as long as he can remember, David Ignacio Fager has adored mathematics. In high school, he lived for Mu Alpha Theta competitions and skipped ahead in math textbooks the way impatient readers sometimes peek at the last page of a mystery novel. Then came freshman year of college, and Caltech’s social science core introduced him to a new love: economics.
- Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology
Since his years as a Caltech graduate student, Ralph Adolphs (PhD ’93) has wanted to learn how the biological brain produces the intangible mind, what the mind’s basic elements are, and how the two influence each other.
- Assistant Professor of Planetary Science
Katherine de Kleer
Katherine de Kleer uses a diverse range of telescopes to observe planets and their moons at radio, infrared, and optical wavelengths. Her innovative approaches for studying this wide swath of frequencies have helped shed light on the seasonal evolution of planetary atmospheres.