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03/18/2019

Mail Services Customer Appreciation Day

Thursday April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. lobby of Keith Spalding

Passport Acceptance - Photos, Applications and Renewals will be available

The USPS portion can be paid by credit card, cash or personal check. The Department of State portion has to be paid by check or money order only (money order not sold at this location).

FREE Passport photos for the first five customers!

Enjoy refreshments and enter our prize drawing

03/04/2019

Caltech Teams with Northrop Grumman to Deliver Airworthiness Certificate Program

Northrop Grumman Corporation has engaged Caltech to deliver an innovative six-day program in Airworthiness Fundamentals, designed to help build capabilities for the company's aerospace engineers.

Today's aircraft—civil, military, manned, and unmanned—are increasingly complex and evolving more rapidly than ever before. As innovation in connected platforms, unmanned aircraft systems, and autonomy accelerates, there is a corresponding elevation in risk that requires thoughtful design for high-quality aircraft trusted to complete their missions and return safely.

"Caltech has developed an airworthiness fundamentals professional program that is timely and tailored to bring the right big-picture perspectives to seasoned engineers as well as professionals early in their career." said Doug Davis, Director of the Office of Independent Airworthiness for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "This six-day program can be offered where and when we need it, and it is flexible enough to allow for both US civil and military needs, while also being adaptable for Europe and other international regulatory environments. Northrop Grumman is committed to providing multiple educational opportunities for our employees to help them obtain the airworthiness skills necessary for our company to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies, with the goal of supporting global security."

"This new program extends our decades-long relationship with Northrop Grumman. We've educated nearly 4,000 Northrop Grumman participants in our professional programs," said Dr. Rick Hefner, program director for Caltech's Center for Technology and Management Education (CTME). "Airworthiness is scalable to other aerospace markets and products. It’s modular enough to couple with other certificate programs in our portfolio, including systems engineering, cybersecurity, agile hardware, predictive analytics, product development, operations/supply chain, innovation, and leadership." Northrop Grumman management nominates high-performing engineering professionals to join seasonal cohorts in attending the Caltech program, which can be delivered at the company's locations throughout the US.

The new Certificate in Airworthiness Engineering is conferred by CTME, the professional education arm of the Institute, which customizes learning programs to meet the challenges of technology-driven companies.

CTME is embedded in Caltech's Engineering and Applied Science Division, which includes seven departments: the Graduate Aerospace Laboratory (GALCIT), Applied Physics and Materials Science, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, and the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering.

02/21/2019

Caltech Science for March - Volunteers and Speakers Needed

 

Caltech Science for March

This free event, organized by the Caltech Postdoc Association; the Graduate Student Council; the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach; and Theater Arts at Caltech will feature more than 50 interactive booths, TED-style science talks, and other activities. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Science for March aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

For more information, visit scienceformarch.sites.caltech.edu.

Check below the different ways you can be part of this event

1) You can register and attend the event with your family and friends!
2) You can present an outreach booth
3) You can give a 10-15 min outreach/TED style talk about your research/field of knowledge.
4) You can sign up to volunteer to help run another group's booth, coordinate during event, set-up, clean-up.

 

The event is on Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10 a.m. at Beckman Mall.

Contact Caltech Postdoctoral Association, Eugenia Khorosheva  cpa@caltech.edu 
For more information see Caltech Science for March 2019
 

 

02/13/2019

Rick Steves Live

Public television host and author Rick Steves will discuss some of his recent travels to Europe, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.

The event will be Sunday, February 17, 4 p.m., at Beckman Auditorium.

02/08/2019

Totem Submissions Open Now through March 31

Totem, Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine, is now accepting submissions for the 2019 issue. Email your submission to totem@caltech.edu by March 31st. 

Anyone affiliated with Caltech can submit poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, or art for consideration in the 2019 issue of Totem by emailing totem@caltech.edu before 11:59 pm on March 31. Submissions to the Art of Science contest will also be considered for publication in the 2019 issue of Totem magazine.

Please see http://totem.caltech.edu for more information! 

Please direct all questions and comments to totem@caltech.edu.

09/25/2018

Rideshare Week 2018

It's Rideshare Week 2018!

When: Monday, October 1 – Friday, October 5
Where: Everywhere
Who: You!

The first week of October marks Rideshare Week. Let's all work together on reducing our environmental impact as we commute to campus. You can participate by:

  • Biking to campus
  • Utilizing the Pasadena Transit bus pass, available for only $10 at The Store in Millikan
  • Utilizing the Metro U-Pass, available to students
  • Creating a carpool with a fellow employee who lives nearby

For further information, go to Caltech's Rideshare Programs or contact Todd Swart at (626) 395-8877 or by email at todd.swart@caltech.edu.

09/23/2018

EV Charging Transitioning to Paid

The Adaptive Charging Network (ACN) for electric vehicles at Caltech's California Parking Structure has been a research project in Professor Steven Low's Netlab. The project has been collecting anonymized statistics (such as arrival time, departure time, energy charged, charging rates, etc.) to help develop algorithms for adaptive scheduling, learning and analytics, and software to optimize the charging infrastructure. During this time, the cost of electricity and the construction of the charging infrastructure have been covered by the Netlab project as well as by a Caltech start-up, PowerFlex, for users to freely charge their EVs. The project is now transitioning to commercial operation with PowerFlex providing the EV charging service. Netlab will continue to have access to anonymized statistics for research purposes.

The commercial operation is expected to begin November 1, 2018. Thereafter, all charging dispensers in the California Parking Structure will turn on only via the PowerFlex mobile app. EV drivers can download the PowerFlex mobile app from the iOS or Android app store to create a personal account. The cost of charging is a flat rate of $0.12 per kWh and will be collected via the PowerFlex mobile app. This rate covers the cost of electricity only. Additional parking fees apply. All users are required to display a valid Caltech parking permit.

Between now and November 1, 2018, when commercial operation begins, the default session energy—the energy drivers receive by plugging in their car and walking away—will gradually decrease to encourage everyone to use the mobile app. Once the transition concludes, EV drivers need to deposit funds (minimum of $10) via credit card to pay for their charging sessions in the California Parking Structure.

In addition to gaining access to EV charging at Caltech, PowerFlex app users will also have access to many PowerFlex charging stations at JPL, in Pasadena, and throughout the state.  For additional information, please contact PowerFlex at support@powerflex.com

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