Princeton's Class of 2009 included 173 students graduating with bachelor of science in engineering degrees, a group that made contributions not only to science and engineering research, but also theater, dance, visual arts, public policy, community service and athletics. The School of Engineering and Applied Science recognized just some of the outstanding achievements at Class Day ceremonies June 1.
Professors of electical engineering "swept" the highest teaching awards given at Princeton at the 2009 Commencement ceremonies. Sharad Malik, Paul Prucnal, Claire Gmachl and Sanjeev Kulkarni were all recognized for their excellent teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.
For Aleksandra Smiljanic, the makings of a good life include rock concerts, travel, and the freedom to pursue independent research. An evening at the theater makes it even better. Her varied background helped prepare her for her post as Serbia's first minister of telecommunications and information.
Dennis Keller, who graduated from Princeton in 1963 with a degree in economics, and his wife, Constance Templeton Keller, were honored during a dedication ceremony for endowing a center in Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Princeton University honored Dennis Keller and his wife, Constance Templeton Keller, during a dedication ceremony Thursday, April 16, for endowing the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. The center focuses on preparing Princeton students to be leaders in an increasingly complex and technology-driven society. Read more.
Jenny Spalding enrolled at Princeton in 1974 planning to major in English and go to medical school. Along the way, she thought she’d become a geologist. She finished as a geological engineer with a deep interest in energy and a lifelong fascination with the Middle East.
The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering team brings home some major awards from the 16th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition. The team give a blow-by-blow account of the performance of their autonomous robot in the competition.
Princeton Pitch is a warm-up for the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club's annual TigerLaunch business plan competition. The business plan competition was featured during Princeton's Alumni Day 2009. Competition sponsors include the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.
H. Vincent Poor, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, talks about the school's vision for future growth in the areas of energy and the environment, health, and security, and emphasizes the school's longtime tradition of intellectual freedom and exploration.
A group of Princeton engineering students is reimagining a 19th-century textile factory as a modern, energy-efficient headquarters for a Trenton nonprofit. Their goal: Save money; save the planet.
Taofik Kolade and Michael E. Wood, mechanical and aerospace engineering majors, talk about their senior thesis -- a new kind of Steadicam -- for which they won the 2008 Enoch J. Durbin Prize for Engineering Innovation. The MAE department at Princeton has a long and storied reputation.
Deepak Sukh predicts his American-born children will one day work in India. He tells them that if the economy of the world's largest democracy blossoms as predicted in coming decades, opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs will abound.
The turnout of employers at Princeton's 2008 Science and Technology Job Fair Oct. 10 showed few signs of the current global financial crisis, offering hope to undergraduate and graduate students worried about their futures.
Edward Felten, Alex Halderman, and David Robinson talk about the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) whose mission is at the intersection of technology, policy, and the social sciences. CITP's blog, Freedom to Tinker, is considered a must-read by many policy makers and thought leaders. CITP recently moved to its new headquarters, Sherrerd Hall.
Responding to the need for more women in theoretical computer science, Princeton University hosted the Women in Theory Workshop from June 14 to 18 to bring together female graduate students and leading researchers in the field.
As I was reading a bold new report from the Millennium Project on the future of engineering, I was struck in particular by one of the report's far-reaching recommendations: that the academic discipline of engineering should be included in the liberal arts canon for all students in the 21st century.
As a chemical engineering major, James Morrison has earned the top ranking in the department and a reputation among his professors as one of the most impressive students they have taught at Princeton.
Recognizing an international need for leaders who can harness technology to solve societal problems, alumnus and innovator in education Dennis J. Keller and his wife Constance Templeton Keller have given Princeton University $25 million to strengthen links between engineering and the liberal arts.
Entrepreneurial thinking is not just for start-up companies and can be applied to all situations, business school professor Julian Lange told a Princeton audience Oct. 4 as he kicked off a five-workshop series on "Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurship."
Princeton University launched a five-year, $1.75 billion fundraising campaign Nov. 9, including a goal of $325 million to support initiatives under the category of Engineering and a Sustainable Society. Among the day-long series of kick-off events, two panels of experts led vigorous discussions of major societal issues related to engineering: What is the future of the Internet and its role in society, and what are our prospects and responsibilities for dealing with global climate change?
"The Legacy of the Black Scientific Renaissance at Bell Laboratories in the '70s, '80s and '90s," will be the subject of a talk Wednesday, Feb. 13, by William Massey, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. The talk will begin at 5 p.m. in the Friend Center Convocation Room.
James West, co-inventor of the modern-day microphone, will give the keynote address Feb. 9 at a leadership conference sponsored by the Princeton chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.
Landis Stankievech, a senior majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was among three Princeton students to win a Rhodes Scholarship this year.
At Princeton's Science and Technology Job Fair Oct. 12, Teddy Wieser found himself answering the very questions he was asking two years ago.
Leaders are able to paint a vivid picture of a better future and inspire others to that vision, Frank Moss told a Princeton audience Sept. 26, kicking off the second year of a popular leadership lecture series.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering major Zhen Xia is accustomed to solving problems that have cut-and-dried solutions, but an internship at IBM this past summer taught him how to approach problems that don't have one right answer.
A little clay and sawdust went a long way at Princeton this month when a group of Trenton-area high school students used the simple materials to create effective, low-cost water filters.
Princeton undergraduates who have engineered a self-driving car designed to navigate city streets without human help have been selected as semifinalists in a hotly contested Pentagon competition with top prizes worth $3.5 million.
Aerospace engineering professor Jeremy Kasdin usually designs space systems to search for distant planets, but his latest endeavor is on the lookout for creatures close to Earth.
When entrepreneur Ken Kay started his first business, he didn't have a proven product. He didn't have any customers. But he did have an undeniable passion, which he shared in a May 8 panel discussion at Princeton.
In a mutually beneficial partnership, Princeton students are helping a local organization reduce its impact on the environment as they strengthen their problem-solving skills and build a stronger connection to the community.
Great leaders envision the future and create what they see by making decisions for the long run rather than short-sighted choices, Amazon.com senior vice president Jeff Wilke '89 told a Princeton audience April 18.
When handling a present-day crisis, don't forget to invest in the future, Anne Mulcahy, the chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corp., told a packed house April 5 at Princeton.
From the beginning, Winston Oluwole Soboyejo has been of two worlds -- the developing and the developed.
Princeton University's engineering school has named Greg Olsen, a pioneer in the sensors industry and in space travel, as its first "entrepreneur in residence."
Mentorship and freedom were defining experiences for new engineering deans: Jamieson *77, Munson *79 and Poor *77
Nearly 30 years after receiving their Ph.D.s from Princeton, Leah Jamieson, Vince Poor and Dave Munson, have risen to the top of their profession. Last summer, each became dean of a leading engineering school: Jamieson at Purdue University; Munson at the University of Michigan; and Poor at Princeton.
Since her arrival at Princeton, junior Ishani Sud has made a difference by thinking inside the box. Not just any box, but rather a solar-powered oven she designed her freshman year with classmate Lauren Wang, under the guidance of Wole Soboyejo, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
The truth about carbon emissions in the United States is far more than inconvenient, it's terrifying, David Crane, the chief executive officer and president of NRG Energy, told a standing-room-only crowd Dec. 5 at Princeton.
In decades of mentoring minority and women mathematicians, engineering professor William Massey has done more than foster a new, more diverse generation of mathematical scholars.
Great leaders help create other great leaders, Norman Augustine ’57 *59 told a Princeton audience Oct. 19 as he did just that, sharing his insights on leadership to inaugurate the engineering school’s “Leadership in a Technological World” lecture series.
Sharad Malik, George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering , has been named director of Princeton's Center for Innovation in Engineering Education (CIEE).
Bob Monsour, a technology entrepreneur, former angel investor and philanthropist, is the new associate director for external affairs at the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education ( CIEE ).
A series of summer workshops is giving mechanical and aerospace engineering majors a chance to dig into subjects they don't normally see in their regular classes, while having fun with engineering.
Fifteen Princeton scientists and engineers will talk about their early-stage entrepreneurial ventures at an Innovation Forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.