International Education Week

International Education Week
Week 7 | Fall Term | Monday, Nov 11 - Friday, Nov 15, 2013

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

GirlPower In Thailand
Monday, Nov 11 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Center for Student Services, 2nd Floor
Janani Mandayam Comar, undergraduate recipient of the Caltech Y Advocating Change Together (ACT) Award, discusses the impact of tutoring science and English at a shelter for girls in Thailand.  Moderated by Portia Harris of the Center for Diversity.

Geological Enrichment Trip Across Greece
Tuesday, Nov 12 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Caltech graduate students in GPS share photos and impressions from their 17-day trip to Greece that included joint excursions with students from France. Students traveled from Corinth and Athens to five of the Greek islands in the Mediterranean Sea to understand the unique geodynamic system of the Aegean region and the interplay between geophysical events and ancient Greek culture. Presented by Stephen Cox, Jason Price and Kirsten Siebach.

Remote Medical Analysis Research For Global Health
Wednesday, Nov 13 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Winnett Lounge
Caltech postdoc in Chemical Engineering shares DARPA-funded research for the development of portable medical diagnostic devices for use in remote locations by untrained users around the world.  Presented by Dr. Stefano Begolo.

Can A Game Teach The World’s Children Quantum Mechanics?
Thursday, Nov 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library
Dr. Spyridon Michalakis, Researcher and Manager of Outreach at Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM), discusses his collaboration with Google and game-maker Mojang in an effort to use Minecraft to promote science education.

India Cultural Trip
Friday, Nov 15 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Center for Student Services, 2nd Floor

Caltech Y, in partnership with the Caltech SURF Program and IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN), led a 10-day trip to Ahmedabad, India. The program introduced Caltech undergraduates to Indian culture through a combination of academic lectures and fieldtrips. Presented by Edward Fouad, Vansh Kumar, Auggie Nanz, and JD Co-Reyes.

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.