In its most recent offering, the Princeton University class "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures" focused on the design and social context of eight Spanish bridges, and the students and faculty visited the bridges to better understand the bridges' relationship to their communities. (Video by Evelyn Tu for the Office of Engineering Communications)
Carolyn Rouse, a professor of anthropology at Princeton, and Kimberly Bonner, who received a bachelor's degree from Princeton in 2008 and a master's degree in public policy in 2012, participated in a live video chat on Wednesday, June 10, to discuss Ebola relief efforts. Bonner has worked on the ground in Africa.
Jonathan Robinson, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, talks about his research on how to make bacteria more susceptible to the body's own immune system.
Evan-Hepler Smith, a graduate student in the History of Science at Princeton University, discusses the doctoral work he does on the nomenclature of chemistry, which earned him the distinction of 2014-15 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow.
Yu Deng, a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics, discusses the doctoral work he does on partial differential equations, which earned him the distinction of 2014-15 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow. Remarks by Alexandru Ionescu, Professor of Mathematics, are included. Presented as part of Princeton's Alumni Day 2015.
Using laser beams to create thin films of material, chemical and biological engineering graduate student Kimberly Shepard — a Jacobus fellow — studies the behavior of polymer glasses.
Students in Princeton's Engineers Without Borders worked with a community in Kenya to design and build a rainwater catchment system, giving the village a source of clean, reliable water.
Alexander (Lex) Smits, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, came to Jadwin Gymnasium recently to talk with Princeton women's basketball coach Courtney Banghart and players Alex Rodgers and Blake Dietrick about the physics behind shooting three-pointers.
Princeton researchers are strongly motivated to apply their discoveries to solving real-world problems.