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Archive – May 2010

The Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti inspired a team of Princeton researchers to launch a one-year effort to develop, deploy and test two novel disaster-relief technologies -- a rainwater harvester and filtration system, and a wind turbine for renewable energy production.
Combining concepts from architecture, sociology and engineering, Kenneth Liew assessed in his senior thesis project whether the Streicker Bridge, the new pedestrian walkway arching across Washington Road, will succeed both as a work of art and as functional structure.
Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, an environmental engineer and pioneer in the field of ecohydrology, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in all areas of science.