Engineering targets societal needs
H. Vincent Poor, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, talks about the school's vision for growth in the areas of energy and the environment, health, and security, and emphasizes the school's longtime tradition of intellectual freedom and exploration.
"Princeton has a large Engineering school relative to the size of the university," says Poor. "This gives us a unique opportunity and even an obligation to help define what a liberal arts education will look like in the future. I expect there will be seamless integration between engineering and the rest of the campus. Technological literacy will play the same role that, say, economics does today in defining a liberal education."