Caltech Chapter

Message from the 2014 Caltech Chapter Director

Welcome to InnoWorks 2014 at Caltech!

We are pleased to offer our third InnoWorks summer program in Pasadena and second program on the Caltech campus. Our workshop this year will be held from August 11th through the 15th, and will take students through an exciting exploration of some of the greatest scientific experiments and discoveries through the InnoWorks Eureka Effect curriculum.

We are absolutely thrilled to share this opportunity with underserved middle-school students in the Pasadena area to promote interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM2). The Caltech chapter hopes to provide an opportunity for these students to develop confidence and curiosity in learning through exploration of scientific ideas. We are dedicated not only to having a successful workshop, but also to helping develop a foundation for these students to successfully build careers in STEM2 or in any path they chose.

With Caltech's talented and diverse undergraduate mentors, we hope share our love for STEM2 through interactive, hands-on learning experience for our students to gain fresh perspectives of how science can impact their daily lives. Our group of volunteers is composed of enthusiastic and dedicated college students from a variety of backgrounds who are passionate about coaching and sharing the experiences that have inspired them to become physicians and scientists. We hope to forge lasting friendships with all our participating students and build bonds that will transcend our program's duration.

We are grateful for the guidance of our community and university leaders and look forward to ongoing strong relationships with each of them. We would specifically like to thank the Caltech Housner Fund, the Pasadena Educational Foundation STEM program, Dr. Jackie Barton, the Caltech Student Investment Fund, the Caltech Fund, the Institute of Quantum Information and Matter, Caltech Graphic Resources, Which-Wich of Pasadena, Einstein Bros Bagels of Pasadena, and Trader Joe's of Pasadena for their continued generous support of our program. We would also like to thank InnoWorks HQ and Mitch Aiken for all of their assistance and support with the administrative and logistical aspects of our program.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved with InnoWorks!

Misha Raffiee  
2014 Caltech InnoWorks Director

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2016 Schedule

  • Caltech InnoWorks
    June 27 - July 1, 2016
    To be held on Caltech Campus

2015 Schedule

  • Caltech InnoWorks
    June 15 - 19, 2015
    To be held on Caltech Campus

2014 Schedule

  • Caltech InnoWorks
    August 11 - 15, 2014
    To be held on Caltech Campus

2013 Schedule

  • Caltech InnoWorks
    August 5 - 9, 2013
    To be held on Caltech Campus

2012 Schedule

  • Caltech InnoWorks
    August 13 - August 17, 2012
    Held on the Pasadena City College Campus

Officers and Staff

Misha Raffiee
2013-2014 Director, 2013 Co-Deputy Director, 2012 Chief Funding Officer
Misha Raffiee is a senior at Caltech double majoring in Bioengineering and Business more >>

Jihoon Lee
2013-2014 Co-Deputy Director
Jihoon is an undergraduate student majoring in Bioengineering at Caltech coming from more >>

Chaitanya Malladi
2013-2014 Co-Deputy Director
Chaitanya is currently a sophomore at the California Institute of Technology. He more >>

Prastuti Singh
2013-2014 Chief Funding and Logistics Officer, 2013 Chief Logistics Officer, 2012 Mentor
Prastuti Singh is a senior at Caltech majoring in Physics. She has been involved more >>

Stephanie Moon
2013-2014 Deputy Funding Officer
Stephanie is currently a freshman undergraduate at Caltech majoring in Mechanical more >>

Vansh Kumar
2013-2014 Co-Chief Curriculum Officer
Vansh Kumar is currently a sophomore at Caltech. He is double majoring in Applied more >>

Bianca Ray Avalani
2013-2014 Chief Recruitment Officer
Bianca Ray Avalani is a freshman at Caltech studying astrophysics with a minor in more >>

Winnie Wang
2013-2014 Co-Chief Curriculum Officer
Winnie Wang is a rising senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in more >>

Spiros Michalakis
2012-2014 Faculty Advisor
Spiros grew up in Greece, where he developed an interest in mathematics through an more >>

Debra Tsai
2013 Co-Director, 2012 Co-Deputy Director
Debra is currently a sophomore undergraduate student at the California Institute more >>

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