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Princeton scientists restore Cold War-era satellite as teaching tool

Two Princeton University scientists set out four years ago to restore a Cold War-era radio satellite near the Jersey Shore that had become immobilized by rust, infested by wasps and enmeshed in weeds. Now, the fully functional satellite — which can be operated from Princeton's Jadwin Hall — is open to Princeton students, amateur radio enthusiasts and the public as it sweeps the skies for signals from orbiting satellites and astrophysical objects such as dying stars.
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Undergrads get research experience in top labs

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials is hosting undergraduates from around the country through the Research Experience for Undergraduates program of the National Science Foundation. Students are working with faculty mentors to conduct original research. Read more.

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Summer scenes unfold on Princeton's campus

The Princeton University campus has a gentle hum of activity during the summer months. Watch as students, faculty, staff and visitors traverse the grounds and as warm breezes blow from Lake Carnegie to the Engineering Quadrangle.

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Elementary school kids read with the Tigers

For over a decade, Princeton student-athletes, representing a variety of sports, have gone to local elementary schools as part of Reading with the Tigers, a Princeton Varsity Club initiative. Now an annual event, with multiple school visits a year, Tiger student-athletes read to school children ranging in grade levels from kindergarten through fifth grade. Learn more.

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