International Education Week
Week 7 | Fall Term | Monday, Nov 12 - Friday, Nov 16, 2012
All IEW presentations are noon - 1:00 PM on campus. Lunch provided for the first 40. No RSVP needed.
Attracting the Best and Brightest from Around the World
Monday, Nov 12 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Center for Student Services, 2nd Floor
Caltech undergraduate admissions brings in the best and brightest from around the world to our campus. Find out how. Presented by undergraduate student Demetris Drakos and Jann Lacoss, senior assistant director of Admission.
TB and HIV: A Global Health Emergency and What We Are Doing About It
Tuesday, Nov 13 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Tuberculosis and HIV continue to be a health emergency worldwide. Caltech postdoctoral scholar in Biology, Dr. Alex Sigal studies why these diseases persist. Hear about Dr. Sigal's research and international collaborations in South Africa.
Geological Enrichment Trip Across Japan
Wednesday, Nov 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Professor Paul Asimow shares photos and impressions from a 16-day trip with 16 GPS students that included a joint excursion with Tohoku University students and faculty in the tsunami-devastated area, with Kumamoto University students and faculty to two active volcanoes, and (in defiance of a major typhoon) to the mysterious and beautiful Yakushima Island.
Toilet Challenge Brings Hope to the Developing World
Thursday, Nov 15 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Caltech graduate student in Environmental Science and Engineering shares the research and inspiration behind his team's Gates Foundation award-winning design to help solve an important sanitation problem in the developing world. Presented by Clement Cid.
Finding the Next Earthquake in the Himalaya
Friday, Nov 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Center for Student Services, 2nd Floor
Caltech graduate student in Geophysics talks about his research treks through Nepal, in a unique cooperation with the Nepalese government. Caltech GPS researchers are working to understand earthquake mechanics and to help the Nepalese government anticipate for a major event in Nepal. Presented by Thomas Ader.
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.