Events

June

Commencement

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 16, 2017
Beckman Mall

Join us for the 123rd annual Caltech commencement exercises.

Learn More: Commencement Website

Associates Travel Program: Griffith Observatory Tour

12:00 am
June 19, 2017
Off Campus

George Djorgovski, professor of astronomy and director of the Center for Data-Driven Discovery, will guide guests through the observatory and The Big Picture exhibit—the largest astronomical image in the world.

Formal invitation and tour details to follow.

For inquiries, please contact Ruby Rico with the Caltech Associates office at caltechassociates@caltech.edu or (626) 395-6392.

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This event is open to members of the Caltech Associates. For more information and to learn how to join, please visit our website or contact the Associates office at (626) 395-3919

With a proud history of support dating back to 1926, the Caltech Associates are a vibrant organization of more than 2,000 members who are investors in discovery. Membership helps advance Caltech's most ambitious projects, including new treatments for disease, insights into nature, and technologies that could change the way people live their lives.

Caltech is changing the world. You can be part of it by joining the Caltech Associates and help shape tomorrow. Visit:https://www.associates.caltech.edu

 

July

The Recollective

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
July 8, 2017
Beckman Institute Auditorium

The Recollective, a Celtic quartet based in Ireland, consists of Calum Morrison from Glascow, Scotland, on vocals, guitar, banjo, tenor guitar, bodhran and Highland Bagpipes; Karen Hickey from County Mayo, Ireland, on fiddle; Michael Coulter, originally from Glossop, England, on traditional Irish flute and whistles; and Kieran Leonard on drums, percussion and bodhran. They play a mixture of traditional and original material, primarily from Ireland and Scotland, but also from other folk traditions.

Caltech Summer Preview

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 15, 2017
Beckman Mall

Each summer, the Caltech Undergraduate Admissions Office hosts its Summer Preview event series. A Summer Preview event provides prospective students and their parents/family members an in-depth opportunity to explore Caltech and gain insights about Techer life that will help students prepare a strong application to Caltech. We expect an additional 500 people on campus for this event.

Registration is required. For information and to register, please visit our website.

NanoTech 2017: Pushing the Limits

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
July 19, 2017
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium

Sponsored by The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) and Oxford Instruments.

This workshop is open to anyone working in industry or academia, interested in recent progress in research and development, plus future trends in the fabrication and application of micro and nano structures and devices.  There is no fee for the event, but registration is required. Read more and register here.

Speakers include:

  • Mike Cooke, CTO – Plasma, Oxford Instruments
  • Vladimir Aksyuk, Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology / National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • Oskar Painter, John G. Braun Professor of Applied Physics, Fletcher Jones Foundation Co-Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Caltech
  • Ryan Briggs, Microdevices Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Karl Yee, Senior Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Andrei Faraon, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, KNI-Wheatley Scholar, Caltech
  • Max Jones, Scherer Group, Caltech
  • Hannah Morgan-Cooper, Oxford Instruments
  • Robert Gunn, Strategic Marketing Manager, Oxford Instruments
  • Thomas Miller, ALD Applications Engineer, Oxford Instruments

Caltech Summer Preview

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 28, 2017
Beckman Mall

Each summer, the Caltech Undergraduate Admissions Office hosts its Summer Preview event series. A Summer Preview event provides prospective students and their parents/family members an in-depth opportunity to explore Caltech and gain insights about Techer life that will help students prepare a strong application to Caltech. We expect an additional 500 people on campus for this event.

Registration is required. For information and to register, please visit our website.

August

Caltech Summer Preview: Women in STEM

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
August 4, 2017
Beckman Mall

Each summer, the Caltech Undergraduate Admissions Office hosts its Summer Preview event series. A Summer Preview event provides prospective students and their parents/family members an in-depth opportunity to explore Caltech and gain insights about Techer life that will help students prepare a strong application to Caltech. We expect an additional 500 people on campus for this event.

This event is specially designed for prospective undergraduate women, prospective students who identify as women, and their parents/family members to learn more about Caltech and join us in celebrating the exciting frontiers that Caltech women are exploring in the STEM fields.

Registration is required. For information and to register, please visit our website.

Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
August 12, 2017
Beckman Institute Auditorium

Phil Salazar has been one of the mainstays in Southern California bluegrass for a good many years. He has pulled bluegrass in many directions and he has played in many memorable configurations over the years. One of these groupings began as the Phil Salazar Band back in 1983. This is such a fine band that they still get together now and then and they put on a great show.

Kin Folk includes Phil on fiddle; Mike Mullins, who also plays with the Cache Valley Drifters and others, on guitar and mandolin; Tom Corbett who also plays with many others on mandolin and guitar; Bill Knopf, the longtime great banjo player; the fantastic other half of the “twin fiddles,” Charl Ann Gastineau; and Rick Borella, their longtime rock solid bass player. Phil, Mike, and Tom all sing lead and backing vocals, so we'll all have a great time.

They have released recordings over the years, including a few when they morphed into the the Accousticats for a few years with Cyrus Clarke. They play in the style of bluegrass, but draw from a wealth of genres including folk, rock, traditional American, cajun, Irish, jazz, country, and cowboy.

Their performances together are rare, so don't miss these guys!

More Info: http://fiddlelessonswithphilsalazar.com/?page_id=514

Caltech Public Events

Pasadena Folk Music Society

Caltech Associates Travel Program: Oregon

12:00 am
August 18, 2017 - August 22, 2017
Off Campus

Chase America's first total solar eclipse of the century with Mike Brown and delve into the unique geology of the Columbia River Gorge with Paul Asimow

 

Wherever you live, or travel, our endlessly fascinating landscape and skies above surround us. Join renowned astronomer Mike Brown to Oregon's path of totality as he sheds light on nature's most wondrous spectacle, The Great American Eclipse, which was last visible from coast to coast 99 years ago.

Travelers will also venture into Oregon's rich volcanic history to Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge with geologist and geochemist Paul Asimow.   

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Formal invitation and trip details to follow

For more information, please contact Megan Schmid at megans@caltech.edu or (626) 395-4644.

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This travel program is open to members of the Caltech Associates. For more information and to learn how to join, please visit our website or contact the Associates office at (626) 395-3919

With a proud history of support dating back to 1926, the Caltech Associates are a vibrant organization of more than 2,000 members who are investors in discovery. Membership helps advance Caltech's most ambitious projects, including new treatments for disease, insights into nature, and technologies that could change the way people live their lives.

Caltech is changing the world. You can be part of it by joining the Caltech Associates and help shape tomorrow. Visit: https://www.associates.caltech.edu