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International Education Week

International Education Week
Week 8 | Fall Term | Monday, Nov 16 - Friday, Nov 20, 2015

This week, we recognize and celebrate worldwide scientific exchange.  We know that members of our community may have deep personal and professional connections abroad.  Our hearts go out to all who are impacted by the recent tragic events.

All IEW presentations are 12:00 - 1:00 PM on campus. Lunch provided for the first 40. No RSVP needed.

Clean Water for Nepal
Monday, Nov 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Members of Caltech’s Engineers Without Borders traveled to Nepal to design a desperately-needed water filtration system for a village where preventable infectious diseases contribute to a one-in-three infant mortalities.  Students raised over $20,000 for the project through private donations and corporate partnerships.  Presented by undergraduate students Jihoon Lee, Nauman Javed, and Webster Guan.

How Did Europe Conquer the World?
Tuesday, Nov 17 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
From 1492 to 1914, Europeans conquered or colonized more than 80% of the world even though Europe represented only 8% of the world’s landmass.  Dr. Philip T. Hoffman, Professor of Business Economics and History, shares research from his new book debunking traditional theories on why Europe was able to gain “historic global supremacy” (Princeton University Press).

Faults, Glaciers and Rainforests
Wednesday, Nov 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Explore New Zealand through the eyes of Caltech graduate students who participated in GPS field research to inspect the aftermath of a major earthquake, travel across the Alpine Fault, visit glaciers and rainforests, and dine on top of the highest mountain.  See their amazing photographs, and hear about the origins of unique geological features.  Presented by Cheng Li and Hank Yu.   

STEM Outreach in Mexico
Thursday, Nov 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Caltech graduate students discuss their collaboration with Clubes de Ciencia Mexico (CdeC), a non-profit focused on expanding access for Mexican youth to high quality STEM education.  Volunteers design and lead STEM workshops for high school and college freshmen throughout Mexico.   An international network of mentors links prominent young scientists, in Mexico and abroad, with other Mexican students interested in STEM fields.  Presented by David Albores, Manuel Razo Mejia, and Porfirio Quintero Cadena.

Japan Internship Program
Friday, Nov 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
The Japan Internship Program (JIP) pairs Caltech undergraduate students with Japanese companies to collaborate on research and industrial projects.  Over the course of their 10-week summer projects, students enjoy the unique opportunity to experience Japanese business culture as well as the culture of day-to-day life.  Undergraduates Dryden Bouamalay, Eve Yuan, and Victor Han share their impressions of life and research in Japan.  Moderated by Dr. Barbara Green, Interim Dean of Students.

Celebrating and promoting international education and exchange, International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries.