President Barack Obama in June nominated Christopher Hart to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Archive – July 2009
Alice Gast, the president of Lehigh University, was honored this spring by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania at their 11th Annual Take the Lead Honoring Women of Distinction awards ceremony. She was among five women from the Lehigh Valley area recognized for their accomplishments and noted as exemplary role models.
Ted Rockwell received the Pioneer Award from the World Nuclear Association (WNA) during its 33rd Symposium held in London in September 2008.
Emily Carter, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, has been elected a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.
Steve Chou, the Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering at Princeton, has been awarded the 2009 Outstanding Research Award by the Pan Wen Yuan Foundation.
Sharad Malik, the George Van Ness Lothrop Professor of Engineering and director of Princeton's Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, has received the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Students from Princeton-area middle schools participated in a pilot outreach program of the Princeton University Materials Academy, intended to stimulate interest in science among underrepresented students.
Biofuels derived from renewable sources can be produced in large quantities and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions if they are made from certain sources, according to an article co-authored by several Princeton researchers.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists led by Princeton engineers has been awarded a $3 million grant to study how fuel additives made of tiny particles known as nanocatalysts can help supersonic jets fly faster and make diesel engines cleaner and more efficient.
Just months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to devise a new international treaty on climate change, a research team led by Princeton University researchers has developed a new way of dividing responsibility for carbon emissions among countries.
Two Princeton engineers -- a materials expert and a rocket scientist -- came from societies where science blossomed for a time and then atrophied. Both left their native countries to earn their scientific credentials and now find themselves drawn home to give back to the societies where they were first inspired.