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08/01/2018

Program Brings Area High School Students, Teachers into Caltech Labs

Jon Nalick
Summer Research Connection promotes curiosity, scientific literacy, and research skills.
Maggie Higginbotham, a 10th-grade student at Blair High School in Pasadena, opens an incubator shaker to reveal cultures of bacteria used to produce gas vesicles for research.
06/29/2018

ASCIT Honors Excellence in Teaching for 2017–18

Annual ceremony celebrates outstanding professors and TAs.
Illustration of a woman at a chalkboard
05/03/2018

VIDEO: Teaching and Learning for Diverse Students and Scientists

Lori Dajose
At Caltech's annual TeachWeek, trustee Shirley Malcom spoke about the importance of teaching methods and policies that support diversity in STEM education.
Shirley Malcom speaks at a podium at Caltech.
04/13/2018

Caltech Kicks Off TeachWeek 2018

Jon Nalick
The annual event focuses on ways to celebrate and improve teaching.
TeachWeek focuses on Caltech's recent efforts to create an innovative learning environment that changes the world through unique teaching techniques.
03/08/2018

New Humanities Class Explores Blurry Line Between Humans and Animals

Emily Velasco
Professor of Comparative Literature Jocelyn Holland is teaching a new class at Caltech this term, The Human Animal, which uses literature from the 16th through 18th centuries to discuss questions about animal intelligence, whether animals have souls, and what makes a human.
Image of a 19th-century engraving depicting animals dressed in Victorian garb and acting as humans
03/02/2018

Q&A: Evan Kirby on the Importance of Science Outreach

Whitney Clavin
Evan Kirby discusses his work with high school students and his recent Cottrell Scholarship.
Evan Kirby
01/10/2018

CTLO Celebrates Five Years of Success

Jon Nalick
Since its inception, the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach has launched dozens of innovative programs.
More than 85 percent of the Institute's new and established faculty have participated in at least one the CTLO’s programs, and almost half of all faculty now participate in programs annually.
12/04/2017

Caltech to Host SoCal State Science Olympiad Tournament

Jon Nalick
Competition for K–12 students fosters interest in STEM study.
At the 2016 Science Olympiad event at Caltech, participants from Canyon Crest Academy set up a robotic arm.
10/25/2017

Writing Center Expands Tutoring to Include Assistance with STEM Assignments

Emily Velasco
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.
STEM writing specialist Christina Birch during a tutoring session with a student in the Hixon Writing Center.
09/18/2017

Caltech Welcomes New Students, Encourages Them to Explore

Shayna Chabner McKinney
At the Institute’s annual Convocation Ceremony, incoming students were charged to push beyond boundaries both inside and outside the lab, and to share their passion for science with the broader community.
photo of audience at Convocation 2017 in Beckman Auditorium
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