Go from dream to do.
- Assistant Professor, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
Katherine de Kleer
One of the things I love about Caltech is that students, postdocs, and faculty interact all the time. People are present and engaged, with an openness and curiosity to learn from one another. It’s really special.
- Young Alumni Trustee and Head of software engineering at TGS Management Company
Mason Smith (BS '09)
A small school isn’t for everyone. It’s for people who want opportunities to get involved and make a difference—and I want to help make sure that all students feel like this is the place where they can do that.
Why is easy: You can research with Nobel Prize winners, live in L.A., and see what happens when your curiosity is cultivated. But why not is just as important—because before you get in, you should know what you’re getting into.
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