Dale Burger (BS ’53) knows from experience how much a wide range of knowledge matters, and this knowledge has fueled a lifelong passion for helping others learn to learn.
Since its public launch in April 2016, Break Through: The Caltech Campaign has broken Institute fundraising records. While Break Through looks to secure Caltech’s future as a source of discovery for the world, the campaign already is making an imprint on campus and beyond by supporting Caltech people who are pursuing big questions and bold ideas.
New Discovery Fund to Advance Sustainability
Twenty-seven current students and 11 recent alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, have pledged $5 million through The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to endow a professorial chair at Caltech named in honor of David Baltimore, Nobel laureate, Caltech president emeritus, and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology.
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.”