A group of eight undergraduates spent fall break in Washington, D.C., meeting with leaders in the field of technology policy – at the Federal Trade Commission, the State Department, advocacy groups, consulting and law firms, and the Washington Post. The trip was organized by Edward Felten, director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, and Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology. “Before going on this trip Washington was a black box in many wa
Seemingly minor bits of information collected by the National Security Agency, such as the phone numbers that citizens dial, can reveal far more personal information than is commonly believed, Professor Edward Felten told a Senate committee Wednesday.
Fundamentals of fluids Researchers in the lab of Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are applying a deep understanding of fluid flows to reveal the mechanics behind critical biological functions. In one project, Stone’s group found the unexpected formation of bacterial ribbons in the middle of flowing fluids, which has implications for understanding serious infections and has led to a collaboration with Bon
New Princeton engineering students kick off the 2010 school year at orientation. Photographs from the engineering school freshman orientation.