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Caltech Names Laurie Leshin Director of JPL

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 2:39 pm

Laurie Leshin, president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been appointed director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president of Caltech. Leshin will formally assume her position on May 16, 2022, succeeding Michael Watkins, who retired in August... More »


Caltech Researchers Discover How Cells Choose Their Fates

Sunday, January 23, 2022 | 5:05 am

It may seem hard to believe, but each one of us began as a single cell that proliferated into the trillions of cells that make up our bodies. Though each of our cells has the exact same genetic information, each also performs a specialized function: neurons go... More »


JPL Named Among ‘Best Places to Work in 2022’

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | 8:27 am

In its debut on Glassdoor’s list, which is based solely on the input of employees, JPL appeared at No. 12 among large U.S. employers. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been named one of the Best Places to Work in 2022 among large employers in the U.S., rank... More »


Seven Caltech Faculty are Principal Investigators on NIH BRAIN Grants

Monday, December 27, 2021 | 3:08 pm

Seven Caltech researchers are principal investigators on eight new neuroscience grants from the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. “Ultrasonic Genetically Encoded Calcium Indicators... More »


Outstanding Students Can Get Messages Beamed to Them By The Mars Rover

Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 5:48 am

Teachers, educators, and community members throughout the U.S. can nominate their favorite students in Grades 6 to 8 who have demonstrated that they have the right stuff to move past obstacles and reach their academic goals to NASA’s “You’ve Got Perseverance” ... More »