Like most guitar makers, Adam Klosowiak demonstrated his instrument by playing. His fingers flew over the strings, and the sound was clear and pure, but Klosowiak did not stop there.
He thumped the guitar against a podium, telling a gathering at AppNexus's Manhattan headquarters that "you wouldn't be able to do that with a wooden guitar." And when his business partner Jake Sheffield tossed him a rubber softball, Klosowiak, who graduated from Princeton University this year with
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 Entrepreneurial 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).
Emphasizing the importance of recognizing Earth’s limited resources, the CEO of the outdoor gear company Patagonia told a Princeton University audience April 23 that businesses need to take on social and environmental responsibilities.
In the age of big data and artificial intelligence, the young generation is poised to revolutionize the way humans and computers interact, said Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, speaking to an audience of more than 500 students at the biannual HackPrinceton on campus on April 11.
Princeton's Innovation Forum "is a way for University researchers to connect with the greater community," said Dean H. Vincent Poor. In the past decade, the forum, and the Keller Center which sponsors it, have forged new connections between engineering, the liberal arts and the world beyond the University.
Research presented at the Innovation Forum ranged from sustainable furniture production to groundwater bioremediation. A member of each team delivered a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges consisting of investors and business leaders, who then awarded prize money to their top choices.
The winter 2015 issue of EQuad News highlights the strong and growing interest in entrepreneurship at Princeton. In an essay, Professor Mung Chiang discusses ongoing planning around "Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way" as a lead-in to stories about student, faculty and alumni initiatives that do not just seek start businesses, but to make a positive impact for society.
Sophomore-level course, open to students from all disciplines, allows undergraduates to work with a team of successful entrepreneurs to "develop their thinking and sophistication about how entrepreneurship plays out."
The 363 engineering students represent 28 percent of the incoming class of 2018, and engineering students across all four years make up about 25 percent of the undergraduate enrollment.
Seven student teams presented their business ideas at the Keller Center's annual Demo Day Aug. 11 and 12, the culmination of the center's eLab summer accelerator program.
Presenting awards at the Princeton Engineering's 2014 Class Day, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Peter Bogucki repeatedly noted student work that had surpassed professors' highest expectations.
A virtual campus tour, an app for visualizing your web-browsing history and a tool for working with texts in Latin were among 42 projects students presented at the conclusion of computer science course described by some as "must-take."
Graduate student Vikram Pansare took top honors at the Keller Center's 9th annual Innovation Forum, Feb. 26, with his pitch for producing a "Janus particle" capable of driving advances in pharmaceuticals, electronics, oil exploration and other fields.