Celebrating Award-winning Teaching

TeachWeek is a campus-wide celebration of teaching and learning, featuring events and discussions with Caltech faculty and students, as well as distinguished guest presenters. All events are open to the entire Caltech community. On-site registration is available for all events.



Monday, October 14, 2019

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

How Organic Chemistry Became One of UCLA's Most Popular Classes

Keynote Talk by Neil K. Garg (PhD '05), UCLA, California Professor of the Year and Recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
Noyes 153
Lunch at 11:45am with RSVP

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Research, Mentorship, Teaching, and Family LifeRealities and Joys of a Professorial Path (or, Living the Dream)

Chat with Neil Garg, UCLA, and Brian Stoltz, Caltech
Crellin 151

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Teaching with Passion, Dedication, and Thoughtfulness

Open Class and Discussion with Ali Hajimiri, Bren Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering; Recipient of the 2019 Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Open class 10 - 10:50 am in Moore B270
Discussion 11:00 - noon, Moore B270

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Into the Archives with Thomas Hunt Morgan: Exploring the Nature of Information through the Humanities at Caltech

Immersive teaching demonstration and discussion with Maura Dykstra, Assistant Professor of History and Recipient of the 2018-19 ASCIT Teaching Award, and Peter Collopy, University Archivist and Head of Special Collections
Morgan Library, Kerckhoff Second Floor

NOTE: A box lunch will be available at the end of the event; due to the use of original archival material during the session, no food or drink will be allowed during the activities.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TeachWeek Reception and Exhibit of Caltech Teaching Awards

Remarks, activities, refreshments, and exhibit viewing
Hameetman Center, Ground Floor/Breezeway

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Teachweek is organized by the Center for Teaching, Learning & Outreach, with support from the Twenty-Seven Foundation.


A few of the many Caltech faculty, TAs, and alumni who have received teaching awards in the past several years.