Throughout her career as a Wall Street executive, Caltech trustee Deborah McWhinney has helped foster excellence in others by serving as a mentor and an advocate for leadership development. With her gift that went toward supporting students at Caltech, McWhinney is once again focused on helping tomorrow’s leaders.
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When it rains, it pours. Or so it seems here in Southern California. What happens when too much rain meets oversaturated soil or areas previously scorched by fires? Caltech professor Jose Andrade explains. #storm #drought #mudslides
Lior Pachter, Caltech's new Bren Professor of Computational Biology, discusses the emerging field of applying computational methods to biology problems, the transition from mathematics to biology, and his return to Pasadena.
Charles Zeller (BS ’68) and Peter Cross (BS ’68) became interested in sustainability science when they visited campus a dozen years ago and heard Caltech's Harry Gray and Nate Lewis describe technologies that one day could result in cheap, simple, clean energy for everyone in the world.
Read more about how #CaltechAlumni help support research at breakthrough.caltech.edu. #CaltechImpact.
Caltech's Women Mentoring Women program began in 2002 as a way to connect female postdoctoral scholars and graduate students looking for career advice. It has since grown to include staff members and undergraduates, and now boasts 89 mentor-mentee pairs.
Even though we spend a third of our lives asleep and treat the prevalence of sleep disorders, we know remarkably little about why we sleep or how sleep is regulated. Caltech's David Prober will discuss his lab's efforts to find new approaches to answer these questions and the discoveries they've made using the zebrafish as a simple animal model during this month's Watson Lecture on February... View details ⇨
We talked with two Caltech graduate students, Donal O'Sullivan (MS '15) and Prachi Parihar (MS '16), who worked on the instrumentation and observational aspects of the Keck Cosmic Web Imager, about what it's like to build a brand-new instrument and what they hope it will discover.
Caltech's Shri Kulkarni will receive the Dan David Prize with two others, including the late Neil Gehrels (PhD '82), "for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world."
“I thought to myself, ‘Oh my god, this may be it.’”
One year ago today, LIGO announced to the world that #gravitationalwaves had been detected for the first time. Hear Kip Thorne talk about his beginnings as a scientist and LIGO Scientific Collaboration’s beginnings more than 40 years ago at Caltech—and the moment he received the email that changed everything. #CaltechImact... View details ⇨
We are saddened by the death of the Engelmann oak tree that has been a treasured part of our campus since its founding. In advance of the town hall to discuss how best to commemorate the tree and what to do with the land that was its home for the past 400 years, we invite you to share your #treememories. We know that many of you have photos and/or memories of the tree, and would love to hear... View details ⇨