The Next Big Thing

We talked to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students prior to commencement to find out what they think will be the next big thing in science and engineering and how their plans after graduation reflect those ideas.

Learning the Language of the Laboratory

In a conversational French class at Caltech, scientists pick up technical vocabulary to prepare for research and educational experiences abroad.

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.

Gilmartin Named Dean of Undergraduate Students

On July 1, 2016, Kevin Gilmartin, professor of English, will begin serving as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.

Why We Do What We Do: A Conversation with Omer Tamuz

Omer Tamuz discusses economics, rational choices, and life as a new faculty member.

The Global History of Space Exploration

Historian of science Asif Siddiqi sheds light on forgotten global contributions to the space race.

Gift to Spark Powerful New Projects

Caltech leaders announced today two new funds that will provide flexible resources to support top priorities and launch bold academic endeavors.

Is Risk-Taking Behavior Contagious?

Risk-taking behavior and the neural processing of risk in our brain are both changed when we observe the risk-taking behaviors of others, a new Caltech study shows.

Knowing the Vote

Forecasting elections is becoming more sophisticated, thanks in part to methods developed by Caltech alumna Erin Hartman.

New Director of the Linde Institute: A Conversation with Jaksa Cvitanic

Cvitanic's goal in the role is to help the Institute continue to create an environment for interdisciplinary and creative research and education in business and economics.

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