Philanthropists Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo support brain research that promotes and improves the well-being of humanity
Each year, hundreds participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program.
When Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, reminisces about his childhood, Caltech’s Eudora Hull Spalding Laboratory of Engineering comes to mind. This is where, in a small library on the second floor, he did his homework after school. Meanwhile, a few doors down the hall, his father, Professor James E. “Jay” Bailey, shaped what would become the field of metabolic engineering.
Responding to the uncertain state of funding for environmental research and the opportunities afforded by new advances in technology, trustee Ronald Linde (MS ’62, PhD ’64) and his wife, Maxine, have initiated a giving challenge to help ensure that Caltech can maintain current programs and move forward with important new work in climate science.
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
Andrew and Peggy Cherng saw opportunity to invest in their community and in the future of health care
On February 23, 2017, President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and Katherine T. Faber, Caltech’s Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science, hosted a dinner to celebrate the establishment of leadership chairs for Caltech’s six division chairs, provost, and president.
Charles Zeller (BS ’68) and Peter Cross (BS ’68) met in 1964 as first-year students in Dabney House. Over the years and across the miles between their homes in California and Texas, the two have remained friends and forged sometimes-parallel paths. Both enjoyed successful careers developing computer systems and instrumentation. Both have supported their alma mater generously.
Nobel laureate Donald Glaser (PhD ’50) and his family have made a pair of significant commitments to the Caltech community. Scroll down for a slideshow of archival images that trace Glaser’s scientific path and highlight art and music inspired by his work.
Svetlana Kryukova (BS ’95, MS ’95) knows what it is like to have the talent to study at a top university but not the wherewithal to attend one. She credits Caltech for bridging that gap—providing her with a robust financial aid package and a quality education that has helped shape her career.