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Message from the Chair

G. Ravichandran
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Snap Shots
  • CMS Partners Program
  • Robotics Team Takes First Place at RoboSub Competition
  • Autonomous Systems and Technologies
  • Partnering to Diversify the STEM Workforce

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Who's New

New Faculty
Moore Scholar
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Progress Report

New Sight for Sore Eyes
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Alumni Profile

Eduardo Repetto: Communicating Difficult Concepts
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EAS Student Feature

Pushing the Limits of Engineering Education and Research
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Progress Report

Photons, Electrons, Silicon: Caltech's Electric Light Orchestra
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Alumni Profile

Cecil Drinkward: Focused on Getting an Education after WWII
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Campus Resource

Nurturing Nanoscience:
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech
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Vicki Chiu


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Copy Editor

Sara Arnold

Contributing Writers

Eric Mankin
Jeff Mortimer

Image Credits

Cover: Illustration: Vicki Chiu; Darbe, Monge Osorio: Briana Ticehurst; Miyazono: Courtesy of Evan Miyazono
pp. 2 (top), 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31: Vicki Chiu
pp. 2 (bottom), 3 (top), 4 (CMS Partners Program), 6 (Stuart), 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26: Briana Ticehurst
p. 3 (Ravichandran): Lance Hayashida
p. 4 (RoboSub): Tyler Okamoto
p. 6: Ames: Courtesy of Aaron Ames; Chung: Courtesy of Soon-Jo Chung
p. 7: Wang: Courtesy of Lihong Wang; Koumoutsakos: Courtesy of Petros Koumoutsakos; Watkins: Courtesy of Michael Watkins
p. 32: top: Courtesy of Amnon Yariv; bottom: Courtesy of Ali Hajimiri
p. 33: Courtesy of Azita Emami
p. 34: Ki Youl Yang
p. 36: Connor Carey
p. 37: Courtesy of Hoffman Construction Company
Inside back cover (top to bottom): Seth Taylor, The Painter Group, Sameer Walavalkar (Scherer Group)