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Featured Stories Archive – March, 2012

Sky for a ceiling: Andlinger Lab design reflects science in service of the planet

In the new home of Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, architects seek to reflect the goal of scientific research in service to the earth.

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Koel applies science of surface chemistry to fusion research at PPPL

The fusing together of atoms releases vast amounts of energy, but the process can take place only at extremely high temperatures. For fusion to be the basis of the power plant of the future, scientists need to find ways to keep the process from cooling. By using his expertise in surface chemistry, chemical and biological engineering professor Bruce Koel is working with scientists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab to address this goal.

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Video feature: Princeton's Cogeneration Plant

Princeton University's district energy system provides a number of benefits to campus sustainability. In this video produced by the Student Environmental Communication Network, Edward "Ted" Borer, the University's energy plant manager, gives a tour through Princeton's cogeneration plant and provides a detailed look into the intricacies of cogeneration and Princeton's heat and electricity production.

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Video feature: Brody studies the ultimate programmable calculator — the brain

Princeton professor Carlos Brody is seeking to understand the mechanisms that control brain cells involved in short-term memory and decision-making.

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Celebrating Einstein's birthday on Pi Day

More than 6,000 members of the Princeton University campus and local communities kicked off the annual Pi Day events, which commemorate Albert Einstein's birthday through math-related activities.

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EQuad News: Health and engineering

The winter 2012 issue of EQuad News, the magazine of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, focuses on health-related research. The projects often extend well beyond engineering and includes collaborations with faculty and students at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and the departments of molecular biology and psychology. The magazine also includes a Q&A with alumni who bring a variety of perspectives to bear on the coming challenges and opportunities in global health.

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Video feature: Students perceive new worlds with an 'International Eye'

Princeton University students are showcasing their many opportunities to experience life abroad through "International Eye," an exhibition of photographs taken by undergraduates on five continents while participating in international study, internships, service and research.

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Alice Chang: Perspective on the future of Princeton mathematics

In a perspective on the future of mathematics at Princeton, Sun-Yung Alice Chang, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, discusses the department's current and burgeoning strengths, its recent popularity with students, and the effort to attract more women to a traditionally male-dominated field.

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Video feature: The Ghana school library initiative, part 2

In the summer of 2011, five students from Princeton University's Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter spent two months in Ashaiman, Ghana, to finish the construction of a community library. This video chronicles the trip, which was the culmination of a three-year project to provide the area with improved education and digital resources.

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