In a mutually beneficial partnership, Princeton students are helping a local organization reduce its impact on the environment as they strengthen their problem-solving skills and build a stronger connection to the community.
Archive – April 2007
Princeton Engineering has established a new student group: the Wesley L. Harris Scientific Society, an organization devoted to encourage students from communities that are underrepresented in the sciences to pursue research careers.
The National Ground Water Association has chosen Michael Celia as the 2008 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer. The prestigious honor supports the travel of one expert to share his or her work in lectures at universities throughout the world.
Great leaders envision the future and create what they see by making decisions for the long run rather than short-sighted choices, Amazon.com senior vice president Jeff Wilke '89 told a Princeton audience April 18.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has named 18 faculty members and 16 graduate students to its Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching for the fall 2006 semester.
A new laser technique allows for instant detection of bioterrorism agents, permitting tests that previously were cumbersome or impossible, according to a report in the April 13 issue of Science.
Frontiers of health: Little lifesavers: Nanoparticles improve delivery of medicines and diagnotistcs
Tiny particles filled with medicine may also contain answers to some of the biggest human health problems, including cancer and tuberculosis. The secret is the size of the package. A team led by Robert Prud'homme, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Program in Engineering Biology, created the particles, which are only 100 to 300 nanometers wide -- more than 100 times thinner than a human hair.
Two of the world's worst natural disasters in recent years stemmed from different causes on opposite sides of the globe, but actually had much in common, according to researchers who are part of a large National Science Foundation-funded research initiative that has been studying both the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 and the Hurricane Katrina of 2005.
When handling a present-day crisis, don't forget to invest in the future, Anne Mulcahy, the chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corp., told a packed house April 5 at Princeton.
Anne Mulcahy, the chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corp. shares the insights she gained as she assumed the helm of Xerox in the midst of a corporate crisis, and the practices she used to lead the remarkable turnaround of the multibillion-dollar corporation.
When Donna Liu established the Woodrow Wilson School's University Channel -- a downloadable feed of lectures by distinguished speakers -- it became so popular that it quickly was using its maximum bandwidth.
In mid-April Robert Briskman will be presented with the 2007 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Communications Award at an international conference in Seoul, Korea.