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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In the course, "Science, Society and Dinner," first-year students learn the basics of knife skills, sautéing and palate education; they learn about the water cycle, sustainable agriculture and the biochemistry of taste — and how they all fit together.
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment partners with U.S. Army on sustainable energy and environmental issues and research
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment recently signed an agreement with the Picatinny Arsenal Garrison and the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center to promote collaboration on sustainable energy and environmental research.
New research indicates that the Chinese government could dramatically improve air quality with more attention to an overlooked source of outdoor pollution — residential cooking and heating.