Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

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Why do Caltech faculty and students so often make discoveries and inventions that change the world? It's not just because they have access to cutting-edge labs and instruments, but because they have the flexibility to exercise their vision. That’s why endowed support for them—scholarships, fellowships, professorships, discovery funds, and so forth—are every bit as important as the funds dedicated to concrete and steel.

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If you are passionate about helping in our mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society, contact the Caltech Development Office or Christy Jenstad [email] in the Applied Physics and Materials Science Department Office.