Schedule of Events
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Session 1 - Campus Life | Join Here
10:00 am Welcome from campus leadership
Overview - Bil Clemons, Chair of the President's Diversity Council
David Chan, Dean of Graduate Studies
Ellen Yan, Graduate Student Council Representative
Lindsey Malcolm-Piqueax, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Assessment
Life at Caltech Video
10:45am Graduate Student Resources
Felicia Hunt, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Residential Experience (ORE)
Taso Dimitriades, Interim Director of Caltech Center for Inclusion & Diversity
Hima Vatti Assistant Vice President, Equity & Title IX Office
Jennifer Howes, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Wellness
Lee Coleman, Clinical Director of Counseling Services
Grace Ho, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy
Candace Rypisi, Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Student-Faculty Programs
Cassandra Horii, Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach
Ilana Smith, Director for International Office at Caltech and JPL
Vic Clay, Director of Campus Security
Betsy Mitchell Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
11:30 Zoom Breakout Rooms
Health & Counseling
Recreation & Sports
Teaching, Outreach, & Mentoring
Grad Studies Office, Housing, International students
12:30pm - 1:00 pm Break
Session 3 - Affinity and Identity Groups
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Gather.town Meet-Up | Join Here | Password: Shines2021
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Caltech Chamber Music
Caltech Jazz Band
Chemistry Graduate Student Committee (CGSC)
Diversity in Chemistry Initiative
Grad Student Council (GSC)
International Students Issues
Maintaining Mental Health,
Neurotechers / Neurobiology
Religious Life (GCF)
Surf and Windsurf Club
TACIT (Theater arts)
Women groups (WIC, WiBBE, etc)
2:00 pm Identity Zoom Group Rooms. Please check your email for invitation.
Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity
DEI in CCE
Visit the CCE DEI website to learn more about DEI efforts and initiatives in CCE, meet the DEI Committee and explore student organizations, view upcoming events and more.
Diversity and Inclusion in BBE
The Division of Biology and Biological Engineering is committed to establishing and maintaining a research, educational, and administrative environment that promotes diversity and inclusion in all of its activities. Visit here for more information.
Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council is a nonprofit whose members include all Caltech graduate students. Members engage with various campus offices to organize social and academic events, and advocate for a better quality of life for graduate students. The GSC Board of Directors is comprised of representatives elected by the grad student body each May. Visit https://gsc.caltech.edu/ for the list of current representatives and more information on GSC meetings, events, and past and current projects!
Women in BBE
Women in Chemistry
Yes, you may email any professor directly and set up an appointment to discuss the possibility of a rotation.
Each option has its own set of required courses, and many students choose to take additional courses. The load is decided each quarter in consultation with your advisor.
TA responsibilities vary from course to course, but typically include grading homework sets and exams. Sometimes TAs help the instructors write homework and exam problems.
Most students arrive to Pasadena during the month of September
Yes, you can arrive in summer, with prior approval from the Graduate Office, your option and the PI who will be providing salary support for the duration of your early rotation.
Students are supported through a combination of GTA (Gradute Teaching Assignments) and GRA (Graduate Research Assignments).
CCE total graduate student population is approximately 300.
Yes, this is one thing that makes Caltech so special! Students are welcome to explore and join labs outside of their option.
BBE total graduate student population is 220