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Archive – February 2012

The Faculty Board of Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) is seeking applications from highly motivated graduate students who are conducting research within the broad area of climate change and energy. Since the creation of the group in 2008, PECS has typically had a balanced membership across disciplines within engineering, policy, and economics. PECS has been designed to enhance the research experience of Princeton’s graduate students by encouraging the most talented of these student
The Engineering Mechanics Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded the 2012 Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal to Professor Erik Vanmarcke.
Drought is often the precursor to disaster, but getting leads on its stealthy approach through remote or war-torn areas can be so difficult that relief agencies sometimes have little time to react before a bad situation becomes a calamity.
Winter 2012 Grand Challenges update.
The experiences of these students, as well as that of interns before them, have created lasting impressions and deepened their academic and personal goals.
The environmental challenges facing the world today are so vast that any solution will have tremendous social and environmental impacts.
In November 2011 PEI established PIRANHA – Princeton Institute for Rainforests and the Amazon including their Nutrients, Hydrology, and the Atmosphere.
Read the latest from the Princeton Environmental Institute
Winter 2012 Research Center updates.
A study conducted by Princeton University researchers Michael Oppenheimer and Erik Vanmarcke with MIT researchers Ning Lin and Kerry Emanuel reported N.Y. may be at risk of increased storm-surge flooding.
Dan Rubenstein and Tanya Berger-Wolf, professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, developed a collaboration over the last seven years.
Last August, Hurricane Irene spun through the Caribbean and parts of the eastern United States, leaving widespread wreckage in its wake.
Waterways in remote, pristine tropical forests located in the Caribbean and Central America contain levels of nitrogen comparable to amounts found in streams and rivers flowing through polluted forests in the United States and Europe.
A report by a group of nuclear scientists said there is plenty of room for more enhancement in new reactor and plant designs in the coming years.
In 1974, as a Duke Ph.D. student, Rubenstein began to study why animals cooperate and live socially. He chose to study wild horses because they are a species with no kinship. Today, his students continue this research.