Everhart Lecture Series

California Institute of Technology

About the Everhart Lecture Series


The Everhart Lecture Series is a forum to encourage interdisciplinary interaction among graduate students and faculty, to share ideas about recent research developments, problems and controversies, and to recognize the exemplary presentation and research abilities of Caltech's graduate students. Lecturers discuss scientific topics at a level suitable for graduate students and faculty from all fields while addressing current research issues.


Each fall, three graduate-student lecturers are selected to present their work as part of the Everhart Lecture Series based on each student's:


1. Dynamic speaking skills, which capture the attention of and convey research material clearly to a diverse technical audience;

2. Ability to communicate their research field's broader importance; and

3. Impact on the scientific community through their research.


Speakers receive a $700 honorarium and recognition at graduation. Streaming video recordings of previous Everhart lectures can be viewed online on the Caltech iTunesU channel.

About the Everhart Committee


The Everhart Committee is composed of an interdisciplinary team of graduate students. The committee members for the 2012-2013 year are:


 Frank Sousa, Geological and Planetary Sciences

 Lucas Meza, Mechanical Engineering

 Constantine Sideris, Electrical Engineering (Committee Chair)

 Sonal Patel, Biology



The Committee and Lecture Series are supported by the Graduate Student Council and by Caltech Student Affairs.