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News Roundup – April 19, 2017

By Innovate Pasadena Staff — April 19, 2017

Project Scientist Summer Academies, STEAM:CODERS, American Chemical Society George A. Olah Award, Science Olympiad, Tatooine, SeekOps and more!

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Project Scientist Summer Academy Camp

If you believe your daughter, age 4-12, would benefit from a community of like-minded girls that enjoy exploring through the sciences and celebrating their accomplishments, then Project Scientist is a place just for her! Surrounded by brilliant and passionate STEM teachers, professors, and professionals, your daughter will be inspired and provided the right tools to reach her highest potential.


STEAM:CODERS Build Computer Skills

STEAM:CODERS is the brainchild of Raymond Ealy, a former banker with a passion for creating STEAM opportunities – science, technology, engineering, art, and math — for underserved young people. In July 2014, Ealy started the STEAM:CODERS with a series of one-day workshops at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. Later that fall, the first eight-week class began Pasadena’s La Salle High School. READ MORE


Robert H. Grubbs Wins National Award from American Chemical Society

Robert H. Grubbs, the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, has been named the recipient of the American Chemical Society's George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry for 2017. This award recognizes Grubbs' pioneering work in creating simpler, more efficient methods for manufacturing compounds used in industries including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum extraction. READ MORE

High School Science Students Shine at SoCal State Science Olympiad

Over a thousand middle and high school students and their families and friends, hailing from 62 schools across Southern California, gathered at Caltech on Saturday, April 8, for the annual SoCal State Science Olympiad Tournament. READ MORE

Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable

If an Earth-size planet were orbiting two suns, could it support life? It turns out, such a planet could be quite hospitable if located at the right distance from its two stars, and wouldn't necessarily even have deserts. READ MORE


Miniature Methane Sensor Sniffs Out Leaks

A miniature gas sensor developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been licensed by SeekOps, Inc. in Pasadena, California. This sensor, the Open Path Laser Spectrometer (OPLS), has previously been used to detect gas leaks with a high degree of accuracy using handheld devices or unmanned aerial systems (“UAS” or “drones”). READ MORE

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