What exactly are polymers, anyway? With the help of local New Jersey middle school students, Princeton faculty and graduate students give a hands-on explanation of these long-chain molecules (found in clothing, food, DNA, and silly putty among other places).
For the past five years, the Princeton Center for Complex Materials has trained more than 120 teachers during a weeklong, hands-on summer immersion program in Princeton's state-of-the-art laboratories.
Reflecting the growing intersection of biology and engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering will change its name as of July 1, 2010, to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
A little clay and sawdust went a long way at Princeton this month when a group of Trenton-area high school students used the simple materials to create effective, low-cost water filters.