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Archive – May 2012

Ana Alvarez, a Princeton senior who is graduating on June 5, is the first in her family to go to college.
Christina Chang, a senior from Austin, Texas, is majoring in chemistry while pursuing certificates in applications of computing, engineering biology, and materials science and engineering. Over the last four years, she has helped share her passion for science and engineering with others in the community and on campus.
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has awarded funding for five research projects through the Addy/ISN North American Low Carbon Emission Energy Self-Sufficiency Fund. The recipients will receive up to $100,000 for a year-long research project. Research topics include Mg-ion batteries, iron catalysts for hydrogen generation, optimization of algal biofuels, renewable hydrogen for fuel cells, and battery storage of solar and wind power.
The 2012 Princeton Undergraduate Reseach Symposium was held in the Icahn Atrium on May 9th. Adam Jaffe won the Grand Prize on his poster 'A Highly Successful Anode Catalyst for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells' and Christina Chang won Second Prize on her poster 'Cleaning Up Cyanide: Accelerating the Generation of Chlorine Dioxide by Manganese Porphyrin Catalysts".
On May 7, 2012, PRISM hosted a picnic for the Materials Science and Engineering undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. More than 80 attended this 2 hour event. The weather was beautiful and everyone had a great time!
On May 4, 2012, Professor Soboyejo and a group of undergraduate and graduate students attended the MSE Annual Field Trip to the MET. The students were given a private underground tour by Dr. George Wheeler. The tour focused on how materials science is used in art restoration and discovering art forgery.
A nitrogen sensor that can monitor environmental change, a "no-frills" quantum computer and a laboratory small enough to fit inside a single cell are the three technologies selected to receive support this year at Princeton University from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
The National Academy of Sciences have elected new members to the Academy. PRISM faculty members elected are: Pablo Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science. Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science. Nai Phuan Ong, Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics. Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials. John Groves, Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry.