Grant Storey, a computer science major from Berkeley, California, has been named the Latin salutatorian for Princeton's Class of 2017.
Awards & Honors
Yannis G. Kevrekidis, the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering, has been named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Kevrekidis, a professor of chemical and biological engineering and of applied and computational mathematics, is one of 228 people elected to the academy this year. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes contributions in science, the arts and in civic and business leadership.
Four Princeton Engineering juniors have been awarded one-year Goldwater Scholarships, the premier award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. They are: Lamia Ateshian, Sally Jiao, Jonathan Lu and Omkar Shende.
Innovative research projects by Princeton engineers on computer security, the electricity grid and historic audio recordings embedded in postcards are among several recently granted funding through the University's Office of the Dean for Research.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and a 1976 graduate of Princeton Engineering, spoke on Alumni Day about the power of technology to solve societal problems.
Pablo G. Debenedetti, the dean for research, has been awarded the 2016 Guggenheim Medal by the Institution for Chemical Engineers.
Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. Two of these projects include faculty from Princeton Engineering.
Three Princeton Engineering members were among six researchers from Princeton University named as 2017 Sloan Research Fellows.
Naomi Ehrich Leonard, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded the IEEE's 2017 Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize.
Nick Feamster, a professor of computer science, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
H. Vincent Poor, the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been awarded the IEEE's Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the institute announced.
Wood was honored for "the development of continental and global scale representations of land-surface hydrology, and the pioneering use of remote sensing in hydrologic modeling and prediction," the association announced.
Emily A. Carter, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics of the American Physical Society.
Two members of the engineering faculty, Celeste Nelson and Clifford Brangwynne, have been named to the inaugural group of Faculty Scholars, a joint award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Howard A. Stone, the chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded the American Physical Society's 2016 Fluid Dynamics Prize, which recognizes achievement in fluid dynamics research.