The Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI), a nonprofit founded by physician and Caltech trustee Richard Merkin, has extended its partnership with Caltech for a minimum of three more years. This renewed support will strengthen Caltech’s ability to pioneer scientific and technological advancements in the life sciences so that patients living with debilitating conditions can live longer, healthier lives.
Caltech alumnus Cecil “Cece” Drinkward (BS ’50) defined himself as a man who skirted life’s easy paths and forged his own, more challenging ones.
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.