In which Valerie pretends her life is more exciting than it really is by talking about the interesting parts and neglecting the rest. The stuff that takes up most of her time include her double major (planetary science & mechanical engineering), running around swinging a racquet at a tennis ball (and occasionally hitting it), and important survival skills such as eating, sleeping, and defecating (then making jokes about it).
Join me for what critics are hailing as “a swashbuckling adventure for the ages…a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat…the work of a true literary genius.” Well, not quite. But join me anyways! I promise it will still be an adventure…after all, being at Caltech is never anything but interesting.
Diarios de Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries) tells the famous tale of Che Guevara and a friend’s journey through the vast continent of South America. Not only did the two friends bond over the trip in their pursuit of adventure, but their beliefs about the world they live in were constantly challenged as they experienced the startling contrasts between rural and urban, poor and rich. We, two rising juniors at Caltech, as part of the SanPietro travel prize, are following the section of their trip that took them between Santiago and Buenos Aires, seeing the sights in the capitals as well as visiting smaller towns. In the process, we hope to expand our horizons by seeing entirely new cultures firsthand, just like Che and his friend.
Bloggers: Vansh and Emil
A lady's life at Caltech, powered by sports, research, and a metric ton of coffee.
You are cordially invited to Grace’s Table. Join her as she attempts to cook healthy and hearty korean food, superfood salads and novel takes on classic staple student meals. In addition, she will also review restaurants and cafes in LA, so come on an empty stomach and Bon Appétit!
There may not be any long walks on the beach in my summer SURF plans, but there will be sea urchins! By day, I shall be Ariel, SURF student in Professor Davidson's developmental biology lab, extracting RNA and taking names. By night, I shall be Ariel, amateur tea drinker and graphic novel reader extraordinaire. Come with me as I take the summer to practice working in a wet lab for the first time.
Blogger: Ariel, Biology, Class of 2016
An anime blog poorly disguised as a food and Caltech life blog.
Blogger: Chengyi, Computer Science, Class of 2016
What goes on at Caltech during the summer? Research, diversions, more research,exploration. Just read the blog!
Blogger: Nikita, Class of 2017
I'm going to Japan for a summer internship. Join me on my adventure in Nihon, featuring food, broken Japanese, and just a dash of culture shock. It's gonna be /great/.
Blogger: Joanne, Computer Science, Class of 2016
Although many Techers spend their summer doing research at Caltech, there are plenty of other options as well. Follow Jonathan in his twelve week research internship in Germany as he attempts to cram physics, food, travel, and cultural exploration into one jam-packed summer!
Blogger: Jonathan, Physics, Class of 2015
We all want to be one. We all have one inside. I came to Caltech to become a beast at physics. Now I’m determined to tap into the inner beast through all aspects of life. Read on, brave soul.
Blogger: Justin, Physics, Class of 2017
A summer and second year of chemical engineering, music and the arts, intermittent athleticism, and good old Caltech sass. Stay tuned!
Blogger: Anita, Class of 2017
She’s back! Join Lekha through the countdown until graduation, and see for yourself the growth a student makes as an undergraduate at Caltech, from freshman to senior year.
Blogger: Lekha, Applied & Computational Mathematics, Class of 2015
Join me as I try to pick up my third language, French, in preparation for a term abroad while also trying to finish a double major! It's as easy as three, two, one...
Blogger: Yubo, Physics and Computer Science, Class of 2016
Read about various aspects of Caltech life, ranging from classes to research to the many committees that make Caltech unique!
Blogger: Kayane, Chemical Engineering, Class of 2016
Life as a Techer is full of challenges and excitement. Enter my world as a junior pre-med double majoring in bioengineering and English, as I travel to Asia, engineer a diabetes screening device for the developing world, apply to medical school, do research as an Amgen Scholar, shadow doctors at the Children's Hospital of LA, tour the Huntington Library "behind the scenes," write a senior thesis, and much more.
Blogger: Vivian, Bioengineering and English, Class of 2015
So what do Techers do on the weekends when they should be doing sets? Join me for lots of food, pictures, and L.A.!
Blogger: Jenny H., Class of 2017
The VIP 4-1-1 on LGBTQA so you're not MIA @ CIT. Written by a consortium of current students.
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