This year marks the 10th anniversary of a class that yokes two very unlikely subjects -- philosophy and engineering.
Archive – June 2007
Ed Felten opened a Reunions 2007 panel discussion on Internet privacy by showing images from Google's new map service called "Street View."
The Science Applications International Corp. recently appointed Amy Alving as its chief scientist.
Li-Shiuan Peh has been named the winner of the 2007 Anita Borg Early Career Award by the Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research.
Stephen Chou, the Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering, was recently honored for his contributions to the nanotechnology field with a Nano 50 award from Nanotech Briefs magazine.
Dean of Engineering H. Vincent Poor will receive the 2007 IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Best Paper Award, sponsored by Qualcomm, Inc. The annual award is given for an original paper in the field of wireless communications published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, selected based upon its originality, utility, timeliness and clarity of presentation.
The number of women enrolling in graduate school at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science will reach a record 32 percent of students in the fall of 2007. By contrast, the nationwide average of women enrolled in graduate engineering hovers at around 20 percent.
Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, has been named the recipient of a Graduate Mentoring Award by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School.
Princeton University recently named Franklin Moss, who graduated from Princeton in 1971 with a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering, as one of six new members on its Board of Trustees.
Hal Stern gave the introductory keynote address at the SOA World Conference on June 25 in New York City.
If asking students to design an airplane doesn't seem challenging enough, how about a supersonic jet? No, how about a "global hyperliner," a vehicle that could carry a person out of the atmosphere and nearly halfway around the world in three hours?
Incoming engineering professor Celeste Nelson has been selected by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to receive a Career Award at the Scientific Interface. The grants foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical and computational sciences who address biological questions in their work and are dedicated to careers in academic research.
After serving for eighteen years on the board, Norm Augustine will retire in August as presiding director of Proctor & Gamble.
Preston Haskell is one of three people spearheading the "Drive for 5" campaign to increase the number of volunteer mentors from corporations in the community to tutor school children in Jacksonville, Florida.
From outstanding research to dedicated service to the School of Engineering and Applied Science, members of this year's graduating class were recognized for their achievements and contributions at the engineering Class Day ceremony Monday, June 4.
Aleksandra Smiljanic was recently appointed Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society in the Government of Serbia. Born in Belgrade.
Joseph Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, was appointed to Ecast's board of directors. Ecast is the largest broadband touch-screen media network in the United States, providing digital music to clubs and bars.
In July, Michael D. Smith, associate dean of computer science and engineering at Harvard, will become Harvard's dean of the faculty of arts and sciences.
Two engineering professors were among the four Princeton faculty members who received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 5.