The Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti inspired a team of Princeton researchers to launch develop, deploy and test two novel disaster-relief technologies -- a rainwater harvester and filtration system, and a wind turbine for renewable energy production.
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.
A method invented at Princeton for dramatically improving web access in developing nations has been named one of "10 emerging technologies" for 2009 by Technology Review magazine.
Deepak Sukh predicts his American-born children will one day work in India. He tells them that if the economy of the world's largest democracy blossoms as predicted in coming decades, opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs will abound.
Through a partnership with Princeton engineers, children who once lived in refugee camps are learning about science and engineering as they design clay water filters and solar energy cookers. Addressing problems of clean water and affordable energy that they experienced first hand, the students also are gaining insights into the higher education process in the United States.
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.
From the beginning, Winston Oluwole Soboyejo has been of two worlds -- the developing and the developed.
Since her arrival at Princeton, junior Ishani Sud has made a difference by thinking inside the box. Not just any box, but rather a solar-powered oven she designed her freshman year with classmate Lauren Wang, under the guidance of Wole Soboyejo, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.