The expansion, outlined in an essay this month by University President Christopher L. Eisgruber, will add 10 tenure-track positions to the department's current roster of 28 such positions.
Acting Dean Pablo Debenedetti welcomed the record-size Class of 2016 to the School of Engineering and Applied Science and encouraged the incoming freshmen to take advantage of the "very vital and tight connection between research and teaching."
The opening freshman enrollment for the School of Engineering and Applied Science is 333, nearly 25 percent more than the previous record in the fall of 2009.
New Princeton engineering students kick off the 2010 school year at orientation. Photographs from the engineering school freshman orientation.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science welcomed its largest-ever incoming class of undergraduate engineering students during freshman orientation on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009.
Princeton's largest class of incoming engineering students kicked off their undergraduate educations and the 2008 school year Monday, Sept. 8, at freshman orientation.
Princeton's School of Engineering hosted several hundred admitted students to Princeton’s class of 2012 on April 11 and April 18.
The freshman class in the School of Engineering and Applied Science includes a record-breaking number of women, 41.7 percent of the class as of matriculation on Sept. 10.
The number of women enrolling in graduate school at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science will reach a record 32 percent of students in the fall of 2007. By contrast, the nationwide average of women enrolled in graduate engineering hovers at around 20 percent.
The freshman class enrolled in Princeton's School of Engineering and Science this fall is the largest in the school's history and comprises a diverse and highly qualified group of students.