The Society of Women Engineers hosted about 60 high-school girls Nov. 18 for its always-popular annual colloquium on the Princeton campus. The students toured E-Quad labs, engaged in a Lego car competition, built spaghetti-and-gumdrop towers and heard from keynote speaker Suzanne Jeniches, vice president of Northrop Grumman.
Archive – November 2006
It was a pleasant autumn day when the 2006 Science and Technology Job Fair opened in Dillon Gym, but Jamaal McDell was feeling the heat.
A Princeton-led team of students who are programming stem cells to treat diabetes ranked third in the world in a recent competition to build working "genetic machines" out of DNA building blocks.
IEEE Spectrum ranked Princeton third among universities in its assessment of "the world's most valuable patent portfolios." The ranking was published in the magazine's November issue.
It was 7:30 on a recent Wednesday evening and nine freshmen were taking their seats in Room 121 of Forbes College while Szymon Rusinkiewicz, assistant professor of computer science, displayed their art projects for the week on a wide screen.
David P. Billington is well known for connecting engineering to other disciplines within the University -- to the humanities, art, science and politics. His courses in "Structures and the Urban Environment" and "Engineering in the Modern World" combine the study of engineering with an exploration of the aesthetic and social values intrinsic to it, an association of ideas that have made them some of the most popular courses among engineering and non-engineering students for decades.
Princeton engineers have invented a method of stealth communication that disguises not only the information contained in a message, but the existence of the message itself.
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.
Clarence Rowley '95, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is a recipient of funding from the U.S. Air Force's Young Investigators Research Program. Rowley will study unsteady aerodynamic models for flight control of agile micro air vehicles.
Researchers at the Princeton computer science department's Soundlab have won the 2006 International Computer Music Conference Distinguished Paper Award.