Students in Bioengineering Course Take Inspiration from Nature

A new class in bioengineering debuted this term at Caltech: "Exploring Biological Principles Through Bio-Inspired Design." On June 4, teams of two to three students presented their bioinspired creations to each other and to the professors, postdocs, and TAs who worked with them over the course of the term.

JPL News: NASA Joins North Sea Oil Cleanup Training Exercise

NASA participated for the first time in Norway's annual oil spill cleanup exercise in the North Sea on June 8 through 11. Scientists flew a specialized NASA airborne instrument to monitor a controlled release of oil into the sea.

Guttman Receives Early-Career Award for Cancer Research

Mitchell Guttman, an assistant professor of biology, has been named as one of five Pew-Stewart scholars. The scholarship is awarded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust, and provides four years of funding to "pursue innovative work aimed at advancing progress toward a cure for cancer."

Caltech, JPL Team Up to Take On Big-Data Projects

The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.

Building a Program: Financial Economics

Financing is done in much more flexible and efficient ways today than it was 30 years ago due to innovations in financial economics. Recognizing this area's importance to both academia and society, Caltech is developing a curriculum around the study of finance.

Injured Jellyfish Seek to Regain Symmetry

Through a newly discovered self-repair mechanism, injured jellyfish repair body symmetry rather than regenerating missing limbs.

Caltech Seniors Win Library Friends Thesis Prize

The annual award recognizes undergraduates for theses that "exemplify excellent research, writing and the effective use of library resources."

Senior Spotlight: Justin Koch

Caltech's class of 2015 is group of smart, creative, and curious individuals. We talked to two of these graduates, Justin Koch and Phoebe Ann, about their years at Caltech and what will come next.

Senior Spotlight: Phoebe Ann

Caltech's class of 2015 is group of smart, creative, and curious individuals. We talked to two of these graduates, Phoebe Ann and Justin Koch, about their years at Caltech and what will come next.

Diversity Retreat at Caltech

We recently spoke with Joseph E. Shepherd (PhD '81), dean of graduate studies and the C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and professor of mechanical engineering, about AGEP, the recent retreat, and Caltech's diversity initiatives.

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