The winter 2015 issue of EQuad News highlights the strong and growing interest in entrepreneurship at Princeton. In an essay, Professor Mung Chiang discusses ongoing planning around "Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way" as a lead-in to stories about student, faculty and alumni initiatives that do not just seek start businesses, but to make a positive impact for society.
Sophomore-level course, open to students from all disciplines, allows undergraduates to work with a team of successful entrepreneurs to "develop their thinking and sophistication about how entrepreneurship plays out."
The 363 engineering students represent 28 percent of the incoming class of 2018, and engineering students across all four years make up about 25 percent of the undergraduate enrollment.
Seven student teams presented their business ideas at the Keller Center's annual Demo Day Aug. 11 and 12, the culmination of the center's eLab summer accelerator program.
Presenting awards at the Princeton Engineering's 2014 Class Day, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Peter Bogucki repeatedly noted student work that had surpassed professors' highest expectations.
A virtual campus tour, an app for visualizing your web-browsing history and a tool for working with texts in Latin were among 42 projects students presented at the conclusion of computer science course described by some as "must-take."
Graduate student Vikram Pansare took top honors at the Keller Center's 9th annual Innovation Forum, Feb. 26, with his pitch for producing a "Janus particle" capable of driving advances in pharmaceuticals, electronics, oil exploration and other fields.
Mung Chiang, a noted researcher in communications networks who also is an entrepreneur and a leader in online education, has been appointed director of Princeton University's Keller Center, effective March 31.
Michael Schwartz, the Gerhard Andlinger Visiting Professor in Energy and the Environment, stepped to the front of the class with a question. Could market forces drive a sustained movement away from fossil fuels?
Business leaders and Princeton University scientists gathered for a daylong meeting November 15 to explore solutions to problems of energy and the environment, including adapting to climate change, evolving the electric grid and enabling greener construction.
More than 800 Princeton University students had the opportunity to meet with nearly 100 potential employers at the Science and Technology Job Fair on October 11, 2013.
The timeless rite of professor and students gathering to pass along and debate knowledge remains at the core of the Princeton experience. Yet the classroom is far from static.
The sky was overcast but the atmosphere on the Friend Center lawn was sunny on Sept. 9 as Dean H. Vincent Poor welcomed the engineering school class of 2017 to Princeton.
Cara de Freitas Bart’s favorite part of class is not spent in the lecture hall or the lab, but in the field, helping to assemble a wind turbine or checking the wiring of a solar panel.
The Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-PU) travels to La Pitajaya, Peru, to construct the first phase of a potable water system.