From Aboard the International Space Station, Astronaut Jessica Watkins Speaks With Caltech Students – Pasadena Now

NASA Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins, herself a former Caltech postdoc, speaks from aboard the International Space Station to students, faculty, and staff at Caltech on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. [image JPL/NASA/Caltech via YouTube] Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins answered pre-recorded questions about life and work during … Read more

Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine Announces New Assistant Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity – Pasadena Now

The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine today announced the naming of Kimberly Freeman as Assistant Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID). Freeman will assist with the development, implementation and oversight of the EID strategy across the school. She will operate from within the Office of EID – led by Lindia Willies-Jacobo, … Read more

The sweet family chemistry behind Spinnaker Chocolate

Few things have the near-universal appeal of chocolate. “Everyone has their own relationship with chocolate. For example, my wife likes to sneak into the pantry and eat a little piece of chocolate. Other people like to sit down and share a bar,” said Kelly Van Arsdale. Van Arsdale would know. He co-founded Spinnaker Chocolate with … Read more

Maria Spiropulu to Co-Chair National Academies’ Elementary Particle Physics Committee – Pasadena Now

Maria Spiropulu courtesy of Caltech The National Academies are launching a new study to set a vision for the field of particle physics in the next decade and beyond. Called Elementary Particle Physics: Progress and Promise, or EPP-2024, the study “aims to help federal agencies, policymakers, and academic leadership understand the future prospects for and … Read more