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08/12/2015

Women in STEM Preview Day

Lorinda Dajose
More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
08/12/2015

NSF BRAIN Funding Awarded to Caltech Neuroscientist

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Richard Andersen receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative funding from the National Science Foundation for work with neural prosthetics.
brain drawing
07/28/2015

Science for the Community

James Astorga
Nearly two dozen middle- and high-school students have been spending their summer studying biological systems in the field, classroom, and laboratory as part of the Community Science Academy @ Caltech.
07/27/2015

$100 Million Gift from Gordon and Betty Moore Will Bolster Graduate Fellowships

Alyce Nicolo and Wayne Lewis
The Moores describe Caltech as a one-of-a-kind institution in its ability to train budding scientists and engineers and conduct high-risk research with world-changing results—and they are committed to helping the Institute maintain that ability far into the future.
07/16/2015

Mosquitoes Use Smell to See Their Hosts

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Mosquitoes use olfactory, visual, and thermal clues to hunt down a human host for their next meal—and avoiding their annoying bites might be next to impossible, a recent Caltech study says.
07/08/2015

Sniffing Out Answers

Kimm Fesenmaier
Biologist Markus Meister explains some of the flaws in a highly publicized paper that came out last year claiming that humans can distinguish at least a trillion smells.
07/07/2015

New VP for Student Affairs Named

Douglas Smith
After serving the last six years as the dean of graduate studies, Joseph Shepherd (PhD '81), the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, is taking on a new leadership role as the vice president for student affairs.
06/26/2015

New Dean of Graduate Studies Named

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Doug Rees has been named the new dean of graduate studies at Caltech.
06/19/2015

Students in Bioengineering Course Take Inspiration from Nature

Cynthia Eller
A new class in bioengineering debuted this term at Caltech: "Exploring Biological Principles Through Bio-Inspired Design." On June 4, teams of two to three students presented their bioinspired creations to each other and to the professors, postdocs, and TAs who worked with them over the course of the term.
06/18/2015

Guttman Receives Early-Career Award for Cancer Research

Lorinda Dajose
Mitchell Guttman, an assistant professor of biology, has been named as one of five Pew-Stewart scholars. The scholarship is awarded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust, and provides four years of funding to "pursue innovative work aimed at advancing progress toward a cure for cancer."