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03/05/2013

Bercaw Wins Tolman Medal

Brian Bell
The Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society (SCALACS) has selected John E. Bercaw, the Centennial Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, to receive the 2012 Tolman Medal. According to SCALACS, the Tolman Medal honors chemists for "achievements in fundamental studies; achievements in chemical technology; significant contributions to chemical education; or outstanding leadership in science on a national level." Awardees need not be residents of Southern California, but their award-related accomplishments must have been made here.
03/02/2013

Women Legislators Honor Arnold

Brian Bell
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02/08/2013

Visualizing Biological Networks in 4D

Katie Neith
Scientists at Caltech have developed techniques for visualizing the behavior of biological nanostructures in both space and time, allowing them to directly measure stiffness and map its variation throughout the network.
02/04/2013

Caltech Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech senior Andrew Meng has been selected to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which will fund his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge for the next academic year. Meng, a chemistry and physics major, was one of only 14 students nationwide who were chosen to receive the fellowship this year.
01/31/2013

Arnold Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Kathy Svitil
Frances H. Arnold, a leader in the field of protein engineering and a member of the faculty at Caltech, was one of 11 inventors to be awarded the 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. President Barack Obama presented Arnold with the medal on February 1 in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
01/31/2013

Jorgensen Laboratory Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Katie Neith
The recent renovations of the Jorgensen Laboratory included many upgrades that were designed to reflect Caltech's commitment to sustainability. Now the building has achieved LEED Platinum certification, the highest honor of the U.S. Green Building Council.
01/13/2013

TEDxCaltech: Surmounting the Blood-Brain Barrier

Kimm Fesenmaier
The brain needs its surroundings to be just right. That is, unlike some internal organs, such as the liver, which can process just about anything that comes its way, the brain needs to be protected and to have a chemical environment with the right balance of proteins, sugars, salts, and other metabolites.
12/22/2012

Caltech Chemical Engineer Frances Arnold Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Kimm Fesenmaier
Frances H. Arnold, a leader in the field of protein engineering and a member of the faculty at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been named one of 11 inventors who are the recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The announcement was made by the White House on December 21.
12/20/2012

Unlocking New Talents in Nature

Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers have engineered new versions of the enzyme cytochrome P450, unlocking its ability to drive a completely different and synthetically useful reaction that does not take place in nature.
11/30/2012

Agapie Wins ACS Award

Brian Bell
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