International Education Week
International Education Week
Week 8 | Fall Term | Monday, Nov 13 - Friday, Nov 17, 2017
All lunchtime presentations will take place in Avery Library (12:00 - 1:00 PM)
Food provided for the first 40. No RSVP needed.
Economic Impact Analysis of Immigrant Entrepreneurs Across America
Monday, Nov 13 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
At the intersection of immigration policy and economics sits immigrant entrepreneurship research, an emerging study of the origins, motivations, activities, outcomes, and impacts of foreign-born individuals who need to navigate an immigration system to start a business. How can we measure the economic impact of foreign-born startup founders across the United States? Undergraduate Damien Bérubé shares his research and his hope to better inform policy.
Inspirations + Transformations: My Journey from Cairo to Caltech
Tuesday, Nov 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
As a young child growing up in Egypt, graduate student Ahmed Soliman was inspired by Dr. Ahmed Zewail, the first Egyptian to win a Nobel Prize in science. Little did he know that one day he would meet Dr. Zewail at Caltech and transform into a scientist himself. He will share how he overcame challenges with language and education and his inspiration from meeting Nobel Laureates at Caltech as the building blocks of his career in science. Come hear Ahmed's story, and you will be inspired, too.
LIGO-India Gets Green Light
Wednesday, Nov 15 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
India will join the LIGO global network with its own Laser Interferometer for gravitational waves. The addition of the Indian interferometer will allow for studies of Einstein's gravity in unprecedented ways. The project is expected to motivate and inspire young scientists in India to explore new technologies. Dr. Rana Adhikari, Professor of Physics, will explain the benefits of this partnership for India, for Caltech, and for science.
Einstein and Internationalism
Thursday, Nov 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Internationalism in science and politics constituted one of Albert Einstein’s major concerns. He was an early supporter of the League of Nations. His views on this subject distinguished him from most of his nationalistic colleagues in the academic world. Presented by Dr. Diana K. Buchwald, Professor of History, Director and General Editor of Einstein Papers Project.
Clean Water for Nepal - Updates from the Field
Friday, Nov 17 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Members of Caltech’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) traveled to Nepal to design a desperately-needed water filtration system for a village. Presented by undergraduate students Katherine Guo, Anushka Rau, and EWB mentor Dr. Gordon Treweek.
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.