About 500 students gathered at Princeton University's Friend Center over the weekend to take part in this spring’s HackPrinceton. Students from roughly 100 schools across the United States and Canada spent the weekend creating hardware and software projects.
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.
At this year's Innovation Forum at Princeton, Robert Pagels had three minutes to pitch his team's new method to cram several months' worth of medicine into a single injection. His presentation won top honors at the Keller Center's 12th Annual Innovation Forum last week.
A delegation of Princeton faculty members — including Dean of Engineering Emily A. Carter and Lynn Loo, director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment — took part in and led discussions on major global issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum that concluded Friday, Jan. 20, in Davos, Switzerland.
In Africa, where countries strive to expand agriculture to keep up with growing populations, data is a key element in mapping plans to provide food for billions.
Despite improvement in agriculture in many African countries, urban population in the continent has tripled over the past 30 years, leading to a net decrease in key food exports. The African Union estimates that 80 percent of farms in Africa are family-run operations less than five acres.
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This summer, 30 students worked at 19 early-stage startup companies in New York City as part of the Keller Center's new Princeton Start-Up Immersion Program. Participants lived as a group in University-sponsored housing at the Princeton Club of New York, and participated in programs — including speakers, workshops and visits to other companies — aimed at broadening their understanding of entrepreneurship.
Over two days in Princeton and New York City, eight student teams presented new ventures they founded at the fifth-annual Demo Days organized by Princeton's Keller Center.
HackPrinceton's organizers adopted a space theme for this year's event, so they asked hackers from around the country to come up with out-of-this-world ideas. The teams that gathered in the engineering school did not disappoint — they emerged at the end of 36 hours of tinkering with with a $20 3-D scanner, an ethical personal assistant and even a tank.
A smartphone application that alerts drivers to local road hazards could help avoid accidents and be a step towards improving transportation policy, Princeton University professor Garnet Chan told an audience during the hackathon sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) and Code for Princeton on February 27 and 28.
It takes more than just a good idea to begin an entrepreneurial venture, Tom Leighton, a Princeton University alumnus and CEO of the Internet infrastructure company Akamai Technologies, told a Princeton University audience on Oct. 13.
Ten years ago, the founding director of Princeton University's new center for engineering education set a simple goal: "To inject more engineering into the liberal arts and inject more of the liberal arts into engineering."
Teams presented pitched startups ventures to packed audiences at the Keller Center's annual Demo Day events -- at Princeton on Aug. 11 and the following day at AppNexus in Manhattan.
Princeton University is opening a new incubator space to advance entrepreneurial initiatives and education for faculty, students, and alumni. Called the Entrepreneurial Hub and located at 34 Chambers Street, the space will house the Keller Center's annual eLab program as well as shared working space for startups founded by faculty, students and alumni.
Emphasizing the importance of recognizing Earth’s limited resources, the CEO of the outdoor gear company Patagonia told a Princeton University audience April 23 that businesses need to take on social and environmental responsibilities.
In the age of big data and artificial intelligence, the young generation is poised to revolutionize the way humans and computers interact, said Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, speaking to an audience of more than 500 students at the biannual HackPrinceton on campus on April 11.