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NASA JPL’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 5:57 am

As the power available to NASA JPL’s InSight Mars lander diminishes by the day, the spacecraft’s team has revised the mission’s timeline in order to maximize the science they can conduct. The lander was projected to automatically shut down the seismometer – In... More »

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Legendary Caltech Computer Engineer Carver Mead Awarded the Kyoto Prize

Monday, June 20, 2022 | 5:42 am

Carver Mead (BS ’56, MS ’57, PhD ’60), one of the fathers of modern computing, has been awarded the 2022 Kyoto Prize by the Inamori Foundation of Japan. The announcement was made today in Kyoto. According to the Inamori Foundation, Mead, the Gordon and Betty M... More »

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New Private Venture Funding Available to Launch Caltech Startups

Monday, June 13, 2022 | 1:57 pm

Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnership (OTTCP) has created a strategic partnership with private venture capital fund Wilson Hill Ventures to help launch new startup companies from the Institute and JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA... More »

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Caltech Professor Honored By NOMIS Foundation

Friday, June 10, 2022 | 6:03 am

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering and affiliated faculty member with Caltech’s Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, has been awarded the 2022 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award. Establi... More »

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Caltech Honors Staff Members for Excellence and Dedication

Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 5:47 am

At the 67th annual Staff Service & Impact Awards ceremony, held on June 2, Caltech honored more than 237 staff members for their service and contributions to the Institute. Julia McCallin, associate vice president for human resources, served as master of cerem... More »