The Richard N. Merkin Institute for Translational Research was established this year with a gift from trustee Richard Merkin to Caltech’s Break Through Campaign.
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When Richard Alvarez (BS ’57) worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, he helped a team fire an electron beam down 10,000 feet of three-quarter-inch tube to probe elementary particle physics. He was one of the people in the lab, he recalls, who understood the whole machine.
Chevron executive Barbara Burger backs Caltech women in chemistry.
New opportunity for graduates of Caltech will train science-focused software engineers.
The Resnick Sustainability Institute will continue to build on the pioneering work Caltech researchers have been doing over many decades.
Commitment will bring together experts across campus, and provide shared facilities with unparalleled instrumentation, to advance bold new solutions to energy and sustainability challenges
The Amgen Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the biotechnology company, has committed $7.5 million for a suite of graduate fellowships in biochemistry and molecular biophysics that will provide Caltech students exceptional latitude in their studies of the molecular basis of life. The fellowship program is in the name of Caltech president emeritus and Nobel laureate David Baltimore.
When Max J. Kay (BS ’73) and Naida Shaw created the Dr. Stanley E. Whitcomb Scholarship at Caltech, they fulfilled two personal goals.
Behind almost every discovery, there is a team. Breakthroughs grow out of scientific collaborations among extraordinary investigators. And another type of partnership can drive new knowledge: backing from generous supporters. Such is the case for Sarkis Mazmanian, the Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology and a Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator at Caltech.
Wearable biosensors to monitor depression. Algorithms to accelerate directed evolution. More accurate climate predictions. These are just a few of the advances Caltech’s Carver Mead New Adventures Fund has helped launch.