Announcement on May 5, 2005:

The Program in Engineering Physics announces a new Summer Fellowship Program for Princeton undergraduate students interested in spending the summer with a Princeton Physics or Engineering faculty member to work on a research problem with an engineering physics flavor.

This fellowship program awards up to 1/2 half summer support to the selected student(s), with the balance coming from another source (such as the research grant of the research advisor or a departmental award).

While most of you have already made plans for this summer, this fellowship is available immediately and will be available for every summer in the future subject to the availability of funds.

Students in the Engineering Physics Program will be given priority, but any physics or engineering students who might be seriously considering joining the program can apply. Selection will be based on the availability of funds (which will dictate the number of students who can be supported), academic standing and nature of the research project.

To apply, send the following 4 items via email to by May 19, 2005:

1. A 1-page statement of intent describing your interest in engineering physics and the particular research project you wish to work on.

2. A brief message from the faculty advisor stating his/her willingness to mentor you during the summer on that project.

3. A commitment from the advisor (or the other source for the supplemental support) to provide supplemental support.

4. Your transcript.

The Engineering Physics Committee will evaluate the applications shortly after the above date and announce the winners who will be given summer support.

The winners are required to summarize their work and results in a 4-page paper to be submitted to the program at the end of the summer.


Announcement on May 4, 2005:

All Engineering Physics students are invited to a Special Presentation and Gourmet Dinner on Monday, May 9th at 6:00 pm in Mathey's College Private Dining Room. The event is hosted by the Engineering Physics Program and Mathey College.

Professor Prof. Petra Rudolf from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands will talk to us on the topic:

Women in Physics
A historical perspective, from the middle ages to today

Take a break from finals preparation and join us to meet our distinguished guest, listen to an interesting talk and have a change from the standard fare at your college or eating club (see menu below).

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Gail by calling her at 8-5717 or sending her email at: (Seating is limited).

Menu for Dinner on Monday, May 9, 2005.

Sliced Tenderloin of Beef with Pink Peppercorn Port Wine Sauce
Roasted Asparagus with balsamic glaze,
Roasted trio of potatoes (red bliss, purple, and sweet potatoes)
Tossed Salad with two dressings
Rolls and butter
Assorted beverages
Fruit Tart
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Torte

Announcement on November 30, 2004:

The Engineering Physics (EP) Program is holding a special dinner on Wednesday December 8 at 6:00 pm in Room J223 (MAE Faculty Lounge) of the E-Quad.

Current EP students are especially encouraged to attend as well as other students who have interest in Engineering Physics or may wish to inquire about or join the program.

We will talk about the program, have a nice meal then have a discussion on the theme: "Applying to Graduate Schools". You will get to hear from some of our faculty on what professors expect to see in graduate school applications and get general advice on a process many of you might be going through sooner or later.

Please RSVP to Ms. Debbie Brown at soon if you wish to attend.

Menu for Dinner on December 8, 2004.

Chicken Frances
Grilled Beef with Garlic Mushrooms
Vegetable Lasagne
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatos
Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Bread Basket with butter
Italian Pastry trays for dessert

Announcement on May 11, 2004:

All students interested in the Engineering Physics Program are invited to a study break/gourmet dinner this Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 pm in room J223 (MAE Faculty Lounge). See menu below. Take a break from finals preparation and join us to meet students and faculty in the program, learn about the program and have a change from the standard fare at your college or eating club.All interested undergraduates are welcome but must RSVP by 3:30 pm tomorrow (Wednesday) to Ms. Deborah Brown dabrown@Princeton.EDU

Menu for Dinner on Thursday, May 13, 2004.

Grilled Chicken with Garlic & Lemon
Sliced Roast Beef
Red Roast Potatoes
Tomato Vodka Penne
Green Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette
Bread basket with butter
Italian Pastry tray for dessert
Assorted soda, ice tea, water


Announcement on April 13, 2004:

The Engineering Physics Program has recently (April 13, 2004) launched new initiatives aimed at recognizing the outstanding work of its students.

1. The Best Engineering Physics Independent Work Award

Will be awarded yearly to the a junior or senior EP student whose independent work or thesis is deemed most outstanding by the EP faculty. To qualify, the independent work must have a significant physics content (if the student is an engineer), or engineering content (if the student is a physicist); the work must be nominated by the student's advisor by sending an e-mail message to the Program's Director and describing the outstanding engineering physics value of the work. A copy of the final report or thesis, in PDF format, should also be e-mailed to the Director by the student or advisor by noon, May 12.

The award will be announced at the end of each academic year and carries a monetary value of $500.00.

2. The Young EP Scholar Travel Award

Will be awarded to cover travel expenses of a junior or senior EP student whose work is deemed worthy of presentation at a national or international conference or symposium. To qualify, a request from the student's project advisor must be sent by e-mail to the Program's Director. The request must include a PDF of a late draft of the paper, the title and location of the conference and a brief evaluation of the quality of the work and the contribution of the student if he or she is not the main author.

Two EP Scholar Travel Awards, of $500.00 each, are available each academic year and will be awarded on a first-come basis after evaluation by the EP faculty. Applications are accepted any time during the academic year.


Announcement on April 9, 2004:

Gourmet Lunch with the Director of NASA-JPL

Take a break from your usual club (or college) fare, stop by for a gourmet lunch at Prospect House (see menu below) and chat with the man leading the world's most successful effort to explore the planets.

The Engineering Physics Program is sponsoring a special event at noon on Friday 4/23. We are organizing a lunch at Prospect House (Room E, upstairs) and you are all invited to come. The food will be excellent but the main attraction will be our special guest: Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) of the California Institute of Technology.

Over lunch, Dr. Elachi will lead a discussion titled "Engineering and Physics Careers at NASA".

There is reserved seating for only 25 people and, since this is an Engineering Physics event, we are announcing this first to the Program's students(and students interested in the Program) to give them a chance to RSVP (to Ms. Debbie Brown, dabrown@Princeton.EDU) before we announce it to other students.

Dr. Elachi will also give a talk titled "Spitzer, Spirit, and Opportunity—
Excitement and Challenges of Space Exploration" at 2:30 pm of the same day in Room 101 of the Friend Center to which you are also invited. The two events are separate and you are invited to both (no need to RSVP for the talk).

Lunch Menu:

Maple glazed salmon, Peruvian potatoes, sauteed spinach and pecans. Pepper Crusted Beef Medallion, chieve butter, roasted mushrooms. Orchiette Pasta with roasted vegetables, parsley and parmesan cheese. Chef's chocie of dessert. Assorted seasonal fruit.