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Institute Finds Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Together, But at a Distance
11/25/2020

Institute Finds Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Together, But at a Distance

Jon Nalick
COVID prompts switch to online parties, a cooking demonstration, and Dining Services meals for 700 people.
Three masked staffers prepare bags of food.
Caltech Awards 10,000th PhD Degree During October Conferral for Students Impacted by Pandemic
11/13/2020

Caltech Awards 10,000th PhD Degree During October Conferral for Students Impacted by Pandemic

Janna Gould
On Friday, October 30, Caltech conferred degrees on 51 graduate students by a vote of the Board of Trustees as part of a special allowance made for students impacted by coronavirus-related campus closures.
A sign in front of Beckman Auditorium offers congratulations to the Class of 2020.
Consortium to Diversify Academia Gets NSF Boost, Expands Nationally
11/11/2020

Consortium to Diversify Academia Gets NSF Boost, Expands Nationally

Emily Velasco
The California Alliance for Graduate Education, which Caltech co-founded in 2013, is increasing its ranks with the inclusion of universities in Michigan, Georgia, Texas, Massachusetts, and Washington.
Sunset bathes a tree with pink flowers in warm light. Campus buildings are in the background.
Expanding the WAVE Pipeline
11/05/2020

Expanding the WAVE Pipeline

Judy Hill
WAVE Fellows program for underrepresented students in STEM to double in size
Graduate student Rebekah Loving with Bren Professor of Computational Biology and Computing and Mathematical Sciences Lior Pachter
Caltech Invites Students of Color to Explore Opportunities in Science and Engineering
11/03/2020

Caltech Invites Students of Color to Explore Opportunities in Science and Engineering

Jennifer Torres-Siders
The FUTURE Ignited virtual conference represents an expanded effort to support diversity and inclusion in graduate admissions.
Graduate student Emma Sosa sits works at a computer at Caltech
A Focus on Mental Health
10/22/2020

A Focus on Mental Health

Alyce Torrice
Whether working on campus or learning from afar, students, faculty, and staff can tap into Caltech resources to address mental health concerns and stay well.
Illustration of two smartphone screens with one woman in each, woman on the left holding an umbrella over woman on the right to shield from raindrops
Four Caltech Students Receive Department of Energy Fellowships
10/16/2020

Four Caltech Students Receive Department of Energy Fellowships

Robert Perkins
Four students at Caltech have been selected to receive a Department of Energy computational science fellowship.
DOE Fellowships
ShakeOut 2020
10/14/2020

ShakeOut 2020

Caltech's version of the annual earthquake preparedness event will include a virtual bingo game and the launch of a new section of the Caltech Science Exchange.
Text on blue background asking people to join the ShakeOut Drill
GSRI Helps Graduate Students Build a New Community at Caltech
09/30/2020

GSRI Helps Graduate Students Build a New Community at Caltech

Andrew Moseman
The inaugural Graduate Summer Research Institute helps students from underrepresented backgrounds acclimate.
GSRI 2020 students
Convocation 2020 Charges a New Class to Create Community at Caltech
09/22/2020

Convocation 2020 Charges a New Class to Create Community at Caltech

Andrew Moseman
An astronaut on the International Space Station welcomed the new class of students to Caltech.
Beckman Auditorium at Caltech