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Archive – March 2009
Electrical engineering graduate student Ekua Bentil is the recipient of a Technology for Developing Regions fellowship to deploy a gas-sensing system in her native Ghana. With the goal of avoiding illnesses caused by the smoke of wood fires, Bentil will use the system to detect carbon dioxide, ozone and water vapor in the air.
Nicole Clarke has devoted much of her Princeton career to researching some of the biggest medical issues facing society, including malaria, cancer and genetic testing. Whenever she can, she takes the research out of the lab and into the world.
For Trenton Franz, the one drawback to being a football star at the University of Wyoming -- he helped lead his team to its first bowl victory in 38 years -- was missing out on the chance to study abroad. His graduate work at Princeton has more than filled the gap.
Figure skating and fuel cells might seem an odd combination to some, but they're a good mix for Princeton chemical engineering major Sharon Goswami. In her sophomore year, Goswami received a Reiner G. Stoll Undergraduate Fellowship to support independent summer research on fuel cells in the lab of chemical engineering professor Jay Benziger.
Michael Konialian's independent work at the intersection of engineering and policy is excellent preparation for his post-Princeton plan -- a two-year placement in the State Department.
Princeton civil and environmental engineering graduate student Luke MacDonald is designing a sustainable strategy to defluoridate the groundwater drinking supply in rural areas in the state of Jharkland, India.
Jenny Spalding enrolled at Princeton in 1974 planning to major in English and go to medical school. Along the way, she thought she’d become a geologist. She finished as a geological engineer with a deep interest in energy and a lifelong fascination with the Middle East.
Princeton researchers traveled to China to study changes in Beijing’s air quality during the Olympics, when the Chinese government dramatically cut vehicle and factory emissions.
The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering team brings home some major awards from the 16th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition. The team give a blow-by-blow account of the performance of their autonomous robot in the competition.