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.
Awards & Honors
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.
The students, Sara Fridovich-Keil and Siddhartha Jayanti, are among 252 undergraduates who were recognized with the scholarship after proposing innovative solutions to research problems in their fields.
Jennifer Rexford, chair of the Department of Computer Science, has been named the 2016-2017 Athena Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery, the largest professional society in computing research and education. The award recognizes female researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science.
Five Princeton faculty members and four graduate teaching assistants received “Excellence in Teaching” awards from the University’s Engineering Council and Graduate Engineering Council, which are the undergraduate and graduate student organizations of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Two members of the engineering faculty, Emily Carter and Michael Celia, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors for U.S. engineers.