Michael E. Wood, who earned a B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 2008 and participated in the school's Young Filmmakers program, is pursuing an M.F.A. in film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Over the summer of 2009, Wood created a video library of profiles of prominent Princeton Engineering alumni. In the interview below, Wood talks about the alumni videos, about his own undergraduate experience, and about how his engineering background i
As the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos ‘86 has revolutionized commerce and pioneered a wide range of online innovations, from user reviews to one-click shopping. Bezos graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
As the CEO of Google since 2001, Eric Schmidt ’76 has overseen its growth from a Silicon Valley startup into the world’s largest search engine. Schmidt studied electrical engineering as a Princeton undergraduate and earned a Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ge Wang *08, an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, is co-founder and chief creative officer of Smule, a startup company exploring interactive sonic media on the iPhone. Ge earned his PhD in computer science from Princeton.
Dr. Laura Forese '83 is chief operating officer and chief medical officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she oversees programs and operations for 1000 medical, surgical and psychiatric beds on two campuses. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a degree in civil engineering.
As administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson *86 leads the nation’s efforts to regulate pollution. The first African-American to head the EPA, she has made environmental justice a centerpiece of her agency’s mission. When a graduate student in chemical engineering at Princeton, Jackson researched groundwater contamination.
Taofik Kolade and Michael E. Wood, mechanical and aerospace engineering majors, talk about their senior thesis -- a new kind of Steadicam -- for which they won the 2008 Enoch J. Durbin Prize for Engineering Innovation. The MAE department at Princeton has a long and storied reputation.
Three recent Princeton graduates took part this summer in a "young filmmakers" program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The filmmakers, who majored in engineering as undergraduates, produced six short videos that were shown in a campus-wide screening in July and are now available for viewing on the Internet. Michael E. Wood created videos about the Center for Information Technology Policy and about a new technology that is assisting archaeologists who are