Caltech Educational Outreach
Caltech Educational Outreach (CEO) programs translate and transfer the essence of the Institute's research for the purpose of increasing public awareness and understanding of basic science and engineering principles and to increase science literacy using informal and formal educational mechanisms and tools.
Reflecting the Caltech tradition of doing a few things very well, CEO supports faculty who choose to implement a limited number of high-impact, transportable programs that primarily address the needs of our own students and scholars, and expose local and regional elementary, middle, and high school students, teachers, and parents to cutting-edge science and technology. These programs inform, inspire, and motivate specific audiences through both informal and formal education tools and mechanisms in alignment with state and national science education standards.
These projects also provide professional development for Caltech students who gain experience in designing, delivering and assessing classroom lessons tied to their field of study. Projects also fulfill funder expectations for demonstration and evaluation of outreach efforts, including NSF Broader Impacts and other grant-specific deliverables.
Each funded program meets the highest educational outreach standards and includes a working plan for measuring success using proven tools and instruments for assessment and evaluation of outcomes.
There are a variety of ways Caltech students, staff, and researchers can get involved. Contact any of the programs listed here to find out how you can become part of an outreach effort.