As Princeton engineers solve problems related to the environment, health and security, their broader goal is to prepare students to solve problems that may not even be imagined today. In the 21st century, leaders in technical fields need grounding not only in fundamental science and engineering, but also in the humanities and social sciences. Conversely, students in non-technical fields need to understand technology and its role in society. The Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education promotes this interplay, preparing engineers and non-engineers alike for leadership in this technological age. The center supports courses, lectures, visitors and extra-curricular programs that emphasize leadership, problem-solving, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctorate researchers visited the Oct. 14 fair, co-sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Office of Career Services. Company representatives with flyers and souvenirs stood ready to answer questions ranging from how their interview process works to what they enjoy most about their job.
New undergraduates and first-year graduate students gathered at welcoming events at the School of Engineering and Applied Science this week: 343 members of the Class of 2020 and 148 new graduate students.
Princeton University honored three engineering students with two of its top prizes for work in the sophomore and junior years at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 11.