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Techers make a positive impact on our world through science, technology, and innovation every day. From Nobel Prizes to National Medals, your achievements and honors earned for such innovation are what we celebrate. Share your strides with us!

France Anne-Dominic Córdova, DAA (PhD '79) and Stephen Weiner (PhD '77) have been elected to the American Philosophical Society.
Andrea Ghez (PhD ’92) receiving her Nobel Prize citation and medal on Dec. 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills.
Caltech professor Doris Tsao (BS ’96) was selected as a 2018 MacArthur Fellow for her pioneering work in systems neuroscience. Read more.
Elaine Y. Hsiao, PhD (PhD ’13) was named a winner of the 2022 Innovators in Science Award for Gastroenterology by Takeda and the New York Academy of Sciences for her work on work on how the gut microbiome influences brain and behavior, changing thinking about the cause of neurological conditions including autism and epilepsy. Read more.
Alex V. Filippenko, DAA (PhD ’84), Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at UC Berkeley, has been named recipient of the prestigious 2022 Education Prize by the American Astronomical Society. The AAS Education Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of the public, students, and/or the next generation of professional astronomers. Read more
Tetsuo Yamane [right], PhD (BS '56, PhD '60), former director of the Molecular Biology Department of the Amazon Biotechnology Center and former director of the Science Development Department of the Butantan Institute, has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan for his promotion of academic exchanges between Japan and Brazil. Yamane is 94 years old and still works full time in Manaus, Brazil. The Order of the Rising Sun is the highest civilian honor awarded by the Japanese government. 
William L. Ko, PhD (MS '59, PhD '63) formulated Ko Displacement Theory for transforming distributed wing surface strains into wing deformed shape for flight safety applications (US Patent No.7,520,176 B1).
Grant Venerable, Jr. (BS ’32) was the first Black graduate at Caltech. He studied civil engineering and would later own and operate an eraser-manufacturing company in the Los Angeles Area.