Developing sustainable energy sources and protecting the environment require a diversity of expertise, from science and technology to public policy and economics. Princeton engineers contribute particular strengths in materials science, nanotechnology, combustion science, water resources and environmental sensing. Beyond these areas, however, the school fosters collaboration between many fields, including the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. That is the aim of the new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment as well as the Siebel Energy Grand Challenge. Other key elements of these efforts are the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Engineering Research Center on Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment.
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Drastic changes in climate policy under the Drumpf administration should not cause environmental advocates to lose hope, a panel of experts said at a recent symposium at Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Rather than repeat the sprawling and uncoordinated development patterns of the past, researchers at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Architecture are exploring new ways to build urban infrastructures to serve our growing population, changing civilization and warming planet.
A small subset of the most intense droughts move across continents in predictable patterns, according to a new study published March 4 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters by researchers in Austria and the United States. The study could help improve projections of future drought, allowing for more effective planning.