Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE of Technology, located in Pasadena, California, was founded in 1891 and is known by its common nickname Caltech. Caltech is a private teaching and research institution specializing in science and technology offering undergraduate and graduate education is a variety of scientific disciplines including physical sciences, engineering and math offerings and also addressing the cross—disciplinary nature of biotechnology research. To further address the complexities of issues raised by biotechnology and stem cell research and applications, Caltech developed and offers a bioethics course focused on ethical, social and legal issues related to the biotech research. In working with stem cells and other biomédical concepts, Caltech is dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary education and research structure. Participation in stem cell research crosses multiple departments; some of the departments involved include the divisions of biology, chemistry and chemical engineering and engineering and applied science. The Division of Biology's education and research ...