Princeton University is hosting more than 50 college students this summer who are participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Funded by the National Science Foundation and supplemented by Princeton, the program engages a diverse set of science students from around the nation in original scientific research.
Rob Pringle, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, describes the cutting-edge method of DNA metabarcoding used to reveal how similar animals share resources.
Professor Steingart, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, studies batteries. He also focuses innovation and problem solving with his students in the classroom and in the lab.
Professor Coleen Murphy, who studies the molecular mechanisms that underlie aging, guides and inspires the students and researchers who work in her lab. (Video by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications)
The third annual Princeton-Fung Global Forum, to be held Nov. 2-3 in Dublin, Ireland, will bring together researchers, scholars, policymakers and health officials to examine West Africa's Ebola outbreak as a case study of a modern plague.
In its most recent offering, the Princeton University class "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures" focused on the design and social context of eight Spanish bridges, and the students and faculty visited the bridges to better understand the bridges' relationship to their communities. (Video by Evelyn Tu for the Office of Engineering Communications)
Carolyn Rouse, a professor of anthropology at Princeton, and Kimberly Bonner, who received a bachelor's degree from Princeton in 2008 and a master's degree in public policy in 2012, participated in a live video chat on Wednesday, June 10, to discuss Ebola relief efforts. Bonner has worked on the ground in Africa.
Jonathan Robinson, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, talks about his research on how to make bacteria more susceptible to the body's own immune system.
Evan-Hepler Smith, a graduate student in the History of Science at Princeton University, discusses the doctoral work he does on the nomenclature of chemistry, which earned him the distinction of 2014-15 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow.
Yu Deng, a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics, discusses the doctoral work he does on partial differential equations, which earned him the distinction of 2014-15 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow. Remarks by Alexandru Ionescu, Professor of Mathematics, are included. Presented as part of Princeton's Alumni Day 2015.