Every year, Avery hosts faculty for Faculty Dessert Night. We invite our favorite faculty over for dinner and a talent show, followed by dessert. Shared here are just some exclusive highlights from this year’s event.
1. This face.
2. The faculty. Graduate and post-doctoral students were also very much welcome. The graduate student in the red and black dress knew all the lines of “Let It Go,” and, it turned out, most of the songs from the Frozen soundtrack.
3. This face.
4. I don’t have a picture, but Professor Harry Gray signed my copy of his book! (It was the very slim book that we used in Ch 1a and 1b. I was hesitant to ask at first, but he was really friendly and even included a short and sweet message to me. I’m never selling this, or else I’d be a terrible chemistry major. (:
5.Much talent such wow.Alina, Roel, Jon, and Jalani are all in acappella groups on campus. They each sound amazing on their own, too.
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 thing you do at Caltech is go through a “sorting” process. The people are what makes the Houses at Caltech so great. As a frosh, it’s amazing to be able to come in and immediately have a group of 100+ people to support you. Because the Houses have students from every grade, you make friends with upperclassmen and can ask for help on tons of things like:
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 personal admissions processes, and how we ended up at Caltech. There’s one question though that I wanted to spin out into a separate post: “what advice would you give to the admitted class of 2025?” And I think the best way to do this is to tell a more detailed story than I did in my other post.
These past six months have been a whirlwind- from having to move out of Caltech housing in March within a week’s notice due to COVID-19, to starting the first term of my junior year, I’ve definitely experienced a lot of change. When I went home in March, it was to a completely new state-my family moved from Chino, CA to New Jersey in January (great timing, huh?). While I missed seeing my friends from home, it was fun to have the chance to explore a completely new place. The pandemic obviously limited what I could see and do, but I got to experience walks through nature and along rivers normally foreign to a SoCal native and had some time to focus on bioinformatics research for the lab I work with on campus.