Convocation 2021

Welcoming our newest members to the Caltech Community


September 20, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us and welcome our new students and postdocs to Caltech!

No prior registration or RSVP required.

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Caltech's annual convocation ceremony offers a warm welcome and introduction to the Institute for new undergraduate students, new graduate students, and new postdoctoral scholars, as well as for their family and friends.

The program includes greetings from President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and an introduction to student life at Caltech by Vice President for Student Affairs Kevin M. Gilmartin.

Mission to Mars: The Future of Mars and Space Exploration

Prof. Kenneth A. (Ken) Farley, Mars 2020 Mission Project Scientist
W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry
Perseverance on Mars

Hemani Kalucha, graduate student
My Time on Mars (So Far)

Eva Linghan Scheller, graduate student
From Study Abroad Semester at Caltech to Five Years on Perseverance

Nathan Stein (PhD '20), postdoctoral scholar
Journeying to Mars from Caltech

Katie Stack Morgan (PhD '15), Mars 2020 Mission Deputy Project Scientist
Exploring the Surface of Mars with the Curiosity and Perseverance Rovers

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