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International Education Week

International Education Week
Week 8 | Fall Term | Monday, Nov 14 - Friday, Nov 18, 2016

All IEW presentations are on campus in Winnett Lounge.
Food provided for the first 40. No RSVP needed.

From Chile to Chilly: A Student's Journey to Antarctica
Monday, Nov 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
The waters surrounding Antarctica play a crucial role in global climate change.  Join graduate student Zachary Erickson on his journey across Drake Passage, home to the roughest, most dangerous waters in the world, and into the surprisingly politically turbulent waters of the international Antarctic Treaty System.

International Elections and Voting
Tuesday, Nov 15 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Professor Michael Alvarez takes us on a journey across political and geographical lines to understand voting behaviors and elections around the globe.  From voter confidence in Latin America to post-election forensic tools in Eastern Europe to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Dr. Alvarez leaves no chad hanging.

Global Passions Pursued
Wednesday, Nov 16 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Did you know? Caltech offers opportunities for students to travel the world for research, advocacy, personal growth, and adventure.  Join Kit Chinetti, Eric Moseley, and Phillip An as they tell tales from Astronomy’s GROWTH summer research project in the United Kingdom, the SURF Exchange Program in Iceland, and the Caltech Y’s ACT Award to Ghana and Kenya.

STEMulating the Future Generation of Scientists in Mexico

Thursday, Nov 17 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Caltech graduate students lead STEM workshops for high school and college students in Mexico through Clubes de Ciencia Mexico, a non-profit focused on expanding access for Mexican youth to high quality STEM education.  An international network of mentors links prominent young scientists with students interested in STEM fields.  Presented by David Angeles Albores, Heather Curtis, and Porfirio Quintero Cadena.

Changing the World, One Toilet at a Time
Friday, Nov 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Caltech’s award-winning research team shares how they are helping solve an important sanitation problem in the developing world.  They will talk about how their solar toilet project is growing to include field-testing in India, China, and South Africa.  Hear the research and inspiration behind their success.  Presented by graduate students Clement Cid and Cody Finke.

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.