Micro to Macro: Princeton engineers spend a lot of time on the wing.
In recent months, two professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering travelled to Lebanon and Nigeria as they work to bolster the science enterprise in those countries. In Germany this past spring, an engineering undergraduate studied ways to counter global warming by pumping carbon emissions from factories into underground wells. Last summer in Beijing, China, an interdisciplinary team negotiated delicate politics while they used lasers sensors to measure air pollution during the Olympic Games. And another group, also using lasers, is monitoring the water cycle of an ecosystem in Kenya that is crucial to the livelihoods of farmers and herders. These and other stories in this issue of EQuad News feature Princeton faculty and students using fundamental knowledge acquired in laboratories and classrooms to address real-world situations around the globe. They show engineers working for the planet.