The University created a new certificate program that explores the links between information technology and society. The Program in Information Technology and Society began enrollment this year and already has attracted students in majors ranging from computer science and electrical engineering to history and politics.
Princeton engineers are leading a research center that brings together scientists and engineers from multiple universities to determine how to improve the speed, reliability and energy-efficiency of tomorrow's computer systems while reducing their cost.
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.
Professors of electical engineering "swept" the highest teaching awards given at Princeton at the 2009 Commencement ceremonies. Sharad Malik, Paul Prucnal, Claire Gmachl and Sanjeev Kulkarni were all recognized for their excellent teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
Recognizing an international need for leaders who can harness technology to solve societal problems, alumnus and innovator in education Dennis J. Keller and his wife Constance Templeton Keller have given Princeton University $25 million to strengthen links between engineering and the liberal arts.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering major Zhen Xia is accustomed to solving problems that have cut-and-dried solutions, but an internship at IBM this past summer taught him how to approach problems that don't have one right answer.
Sharad Malik, George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering , has been named director of Princeton's Center for Innovation in Engineering Education (CIEE).
President Shirley M. Tilghman has appointed a committee to search for a new dean of engineering following the announcement in January that Dean Maria Klawe will leave Princeton to become president of Harvey Mudd College.
President Shirley M. Tilghman has appointed a nine-member committee to search for a new dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science.
In an effort to promote international cooperation and innovation in engineering education, Princeton University has signed an agreement with India's Amrita University to encourage Princeton faculty to teach satellite-transmitted courses in India.