Rainforests, frequently called the planet's lungs, are often thought of as a single collection of ecosystems. Researchers now find that rainforests across the globe vary greatly in the amount of rainfall they receive, yet all require the same minimum amount of rain to thrive.
Princeton's Innovation Forum "is a way for University researchers to connect with the greater community," said Dean H. Vincent Poor. In the past decade, the forum, and the Keller Center which sponsors it, have forged new connections between engineering, the liberal arts and the world beyond the University.
Research presented at the Innovation Forum ranged from sustainable furniture production to groundwater bioremediation. A member of each team delivered a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges consisting of investors and business leaders, who then awarded prize money to their top choices.