As Princeton engineers solve problems related to the environment, health and security, their broader goal is to prepare students to solve problems that may not even be imagined today. In the 21st century, leaders in technical fields need grounding not only in fundamental science and engineering, but also in the humanities and social sciences. Conversely, students in non-technical fields need to understand technology and its role in society. The Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education promotes this interplay, preparing engineers and non-engineers alike for leadership in this technological age. The center supports courses, lectures, visitors and extra-curricular programs that emphasize leadership, problem-solving, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, an initiative that forges collaborations between industry and Princeton University experts, has entered a five-year agreement with ExxonMobil to pursue transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment.
Princeton University is opening a new incubator space to advance entrepreneurial initiatives and education for faculty, students, and alumni. Called the Entrepreneurship Hub and located at 34 Chambers Street, the space will house the Keller Center's annual eLab program as well as shared working space for startups founded by faculty, students and alumni.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University computer scientist who is a leading expert on computer security, has been named U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).