Students Graduating from Caltech Friday Say a Future Elon Musk May Be in Their Ranks

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Class of 2018 Co-President RJ Antonello (at left); Churchill Scholarship Award winner Aishwarya Nene (center; and 2018 graduating senior Stephanie Huard. Photos courtesy CaltechOver 200 students in Caltech’s Class of 2018 are readying to graduate from the iconic institution Friday and some student body members say their fellow classmates have what it takes to become future billionaire technology visionaries.“There are a lot of people here that … cross between technology and business and I’m sure there are going to be some billionaires in 10 years from my class,” said RJ Antonello, graduating computer science major and senior class co-President.Antonello says his experience as an undergraduate opened his eyes to the seemingly endless creativity and innovative thinking of so many of his peers.Even the annual Senior Ditch Day, where students build their own unique “stacks,” or engineering puzzles often accompanied by new age technology, left him in awe. Classmates even programmed a drone that was used to draw intricate pictures.“Everybody’s just so amazing,” said Antonello.One student in particular, 21-year-old science and chemistry major Aishwarya Nene, was awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.Each year, up to two students may be endorsed by each of the 110 U.S. institutions invited to participate in the program.“You pretty much know everybody in your class and I think something that was really unique about this school and our class is that everyone was working together and collaborating, and it was never really a competition,” said Nene who is pursuing a doctorate in advanced medicine after Caltech.Nene said she appreciates the support and interest from classmates in different majors. She said that scientific curiosity runs rampant on campus, at all times.“You can always talk about what you’re working on in lab and everyone is genuinely interested in finding out, even if you might be working in the biology lab and they might be an electrical engineer,” Nene said.Stephanie Huard, a 21-year-old biology and philosophy graduate, feels the same.“I have really enjoyed my time at Caltech, mostly because of how supportive everyone is there,” said Huard. “It’s nice to be in an environment that’s constantly creating and has really bright individuals because you can learn from each other. It’s just exciting,” she added.Huard says Caltech is more than school, but a second home for like-minded people across the world.“The thing that’s really cool at Caltech is that for a lot of people coming in, we were kind of defined by being like the nerdy one or like the scientist in high school, but once we all got to Caltech, that’s what all of us were and so every other part of people’s personality is kind of got to shine up and be the thing that they were defined by,” said Huard.Caltech’s Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on the Beckman Mall, 1200 E. California Boulevard. This year’s speaker will be John Lewis, U.S. congressman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement. No tickets are required for the Commencement Ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Students Graduating from Caltech Friday Say a Future Elon Musk May Be in Their Ranks By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm Make a comment Community Newslast_img

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