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Forging Ahead with Research while Sheltering in Place

The transition period to remote learning was a very uncertain time, especially for research and the Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program. Many hands-on projects had to pivot at...

Rotation Rotation Rotation - The Caltech Houses

My favorite part about Caltech is the Houses! The easiest way to describe them is as Hogwarts houses: each has their own personality and group of people and the first...

The Indian Festival of Lights

Hey everyone, and happy holidays! Personally, one of my favorite holidays during the season is Diwali. The description you’ll find all over the internet is “Diwali is the Indian Festival...

Reflecting on College Admissions

What do you remember feeling when you found out you had been accepted to Caltech? In short: I was completely shocked. Caltech had been my first-choice school for years (warm...

My Best Advice for the Class of 2025

It’s crazy to think that it has been four years now since I was applying to college. I remember it vividly. This week we’re spending some time reflecting on our...

Admissions Reflections

What do you remember feeling when you found out you had been accepted to Caltech?

In Search of Element 79

It’s a familiar story told by a select few. I anticipated the first line to read, “We regret to inform you.” Instead, orange and silver confetti fluttered across my laptop...

Online School.. on Mars

When the announcement was first made that fall term was going to be online, I started talking to friends and looking for places to live. We were debating locations around...

AnnABEL's Theorem

Have you ever gotten lost trying to find an address? Have you ever been annoyed by the voice on your phone telling you to “Turn left in 100 ft.” when...