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06/05/2017

Bethany Ehlmann to Receive Urey Prize

Robert Perkins
Caltech's Bethany Ehlmann will receive the 2017 Harold C. Urey Prize for outstanding achievement in planetary research by an early-career scientist.
Bethany Ehlmann
06/01/2017

Caltech Celebrates Staff Service and Impact

Lori Oliwenstein
Caltech celebrated its 62nd Annual Service and Impact Awards on Thursday, June 1, 2017, honoring 397 staff members.
Michael Walsh, an engineer in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, was honored for his 45 years of service to the Institute.
06/01/2017

Caltech Program Fosters Scientific Curiosity in Pasadena Unified Students

Jon Nalick
Caltech volunteers bring eye-popping, hands-on science demonstrations to local schools.
First-year geophysics graduate student Celeste Labedz shows off the results of her comet-making demonstration at a May 18 Science Night event at Field Elementary School in Pasadena.
06/01/2017

Rover Findings Indicate Stratified Lake on Ancient Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover has provided evidence that an ancient lake on Mars supported chemical reactions that are fundamental to the basic functions of life.
Crater
05/30/2017

GPS Grads Return for 90th Anniversary

Robert Perkins
At the Caltech Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences 90th Anniversary symposium, alumni from throughout the division's history shared their stories.
Walter Munk
05/17/2017

Caltech Program Delivers Science Instruction to Local Elementary School

Jon Nalick
Caltech grad students and postdocs volunteer at Cleveland Elementary as part of a program called Science Wednesdays.
Graduate student Cecelia Sanders explains to a second grade class how genes affect the shape of body parts such as earlobes.
05/04/2017

NASA Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has sampled sand dunes on Mars in the first close-up study of active dunes anywhere other than Earth.
Mars dunes
05/03/2017

JPL News: New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn

A new movie shows the view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its first dive through through Saturn's rings.
Cassini
05/02/2017

Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech professors and alumni included among the Academy's new members
Logo of the National Academy of Sciences
05/01/2017

Earthquakes Can Make Thrust Faults Open Violently and Snap Shut

Robert Perkins
Engineers and scientists experimentally observe surface twisting in thrust faults that can momentarily rip open the earth's surface.
Earthquake