Participate in the exclusive Associates travel program, in which faculty and experts lead tours to compelling destinations both local and distant—from day trips to Griffith Observatory, Palomar Observatory, and JPL to longer domestic and international trips to the LIGO Lab, the world's largest gravitational-wave observatory, in Hanford, Washington; CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland; the Galápagos Islands; and Chile to view the 2019 eclipse.
Take advantage of matchless opportunities to connect with faculty, researchers, and students at the forefront of their disciplines.
Enjoy full access to such campus resources as the libraries, gym, and Caltech's historic private club, the Athenaeum. Plus, seating is reserved for Associates at a wide range of campus programs, including Watson Lectures, and tickets are discounted for Caltech Live! performing arts programs.
Invitations to over 30 Associates events and programs each year feature thought-provoking speakers and topics. Reflecting our members' busy schedules, diverse events include dinner programs, our luncheon series, and behind-the-scenes tours of typically inaccessible labs and clean rooms. Also on the agenda: conversations and panel discussions of forward-leaning Institute initiatives—from the future of driverless vehicles to managing heredity through gene editing.
Be among the first to hear breaking Caltech news. Whenever possible, VIP seating is reserved for Associates at press conferences and special lectures announcing Caltech's many important discoveries.
Become part of a dynamic intellectual community. With more than 2,000 members, the organization helps dedicated learners and thought leaders meet and fosters friendships among kindred spirits.
Your membership dollars seed high-impact investigations and directly benefit scientists and students. Many members choose to deepen their involvement at Caltech, fueling research they feel passionate about. As a member, your investment at any level will support the future of science and technology.