The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building will be a hub for interdisciplinary brain research.
“Growing up in the small town of Marianna, Arkansas, I reached the same conclusion that much of America did when the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957: We have some catching up to do in the space race,” recalls James “Jim” Yee (BS ’65). “I also decided that rocket science was something I’d like to do someday.”
The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building breaks ground as a first round of funding to researchers is announced.
In spring 1959, a student from another research lab inadvertently destroyed a critical part of graduate student Alvin Kwiram’s experiment. The work had just reached the data collection stage after months of development. This devastating incident prompted Kwiram to rethink his career choice.
Water and engineering have always been central to life for Richard “Dick” Cox (BS ’42, MS ’46).
“You ought to leave the world better than you found it,” engineer Allen Davis was known to say. And he did: Davis, who passed away at age 91 in 2015, left more than $60 million from his estate to Caltech.
With help from a donor, the Hixon Writing Center is running a pilot program that offers tutoring to students working on STEM projects like research proposals, theses, and peer-reviewed research papers.
Caltech has created a new interdisciplinary research center focused on pioneering autonomous systems technologies.
With $200 and a box of clothes, Louise Kirkbride left home to attend Caltech in 1970—without her parents’ permission or support.
This month, 40 Techers traveled to the Grace Hopper Celebration—the world’s largest gathering of women in technology—thanks in part to donations from Caltech alumni who are members of Caltech’s Information Science and Technology (IST) Advisory Council. The donors covered the cost of attendance for many of the students who participated.