Caltech Chapter

Message from the 2014 Caltech Chapter Directors

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). Our 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 continuing to develop strong relationships with each of them. We would specifically like to thank the Caltech Fund, the Caltech Student Investment Fund, Dr. Jackie Barton, the Institute of Quantum Information and Matter, the Associated Students of Caltech, and Au79 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 and Juan Pablo Ocampo 
2014 Caltech InnoWorks Co-Directors

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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

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

Monisha Dilip
2013 Co-Director, 2012 Co-Chief Curriculum Officer
Monisha Dilip is currently a junior at Caltech. She is majoring in biology, with more >>

Neeli Mishra
2013 Co-Deputy Director
Neeli Mishra is a junior undergraduate at Caltech. She is a bioengineering major more >>

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

Prastuti Singh
2013 Chief Logistics Officer, 2012 Mentor
Prastuti Singh is a junior at Caltech majoring in Physics. She has been involved more >>

Max Horton
2013 Chief Financial Officer
Max Horton is a Junior Physics major at the California Institute of Technology, with more >>

Chaitanya Malladi
2013 Deputy Recruitment Officer
Chaitanya is a freshman undergraduate at Caltech planning on studying biology or more >>

Juan Ocampo
2013 Chief Recruitment Officer
Caltech’s Chief Recruitment officer is Juan Pablo Ocampo, but most of his friends more >>

Ketaki Panse
2013 Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Ketaki Panse is currently a junior at Caltech. She is majoring in Neurobiology with more >>

Spiros Michalakis
2013 Faculty Advisor
Spiros is currently a postdoctoral scholar and the director of outreach at the Institute more >>

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