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$100 Million Gift from Gordon and Betty Moore Will Bolster Graduate Fellowships
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.
Mosquitoes Use Smell to See Their Hosts
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.
Sniffing Out Answers
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.
New VP for Student Affairs Named
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.
New Dean of Graduate Studies Named
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.
Students in Bioengineering Course Take Inspiration from Nature
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.
Guttman Receives Early-Career Award for Cancer Research
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."
Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects
06/17/2015

Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects

Kimm Fesenmaier
The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.
Injured Jellyfish Seek to Regain Symmetry
06/15/2015

Injured Jellyfish Seek to Regain Symmetry

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Through a newly discovered self-repair mechanism, injured jellyfish repair body symmetry rather than regenerating missing limbs.
Senior Spotlight: Phoebe Ann
06/12/2015

Senior Spotlight: Phoebe Ann

Kathy Svitil
Caltech's class of 2015 is group of smart, creative, and curious individuals. We talked to two of these graduates, Phoebe Ann and Justin Koch, about their years at Caltech and what will come next.