New undergraduates and first-year graduate students gathered at welcoming events at the School of Engineering and Applied Science this week: 343 members of the Class of 2020 and 148 new graduate students.
Princeton University honored three engineering students with two of its top prizes for work in the sophomore and junior years at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 11.
This summer, 30 students worked at 19 early-stage startup companies in New York City as part of the Keller Center's new Princeton Start-Up Immersion Program. Participants lived as a group in University-sponsored housing at the Princeton Club of New York, and participated in programs — including speakers, workshops and visits to other companies — aimed at broadening their understanding of entrepreneurship.
When Ben Sorkin put on his racing suit and helmet, he knew the moment he waited over two years for had finally come. His teammates helped strap him into the driver's seat. For the first time, he would be energizing their electric car for its very first run around a race track.
Over two days in Princeton and New York City, eight student teams presented new ventures they founded at the fifth-annual Demo Days organized by Princeton's Keller Center.
A new class, "Transformations in Engineering and the Arts," weaves together engineering concepts and artistic practices.
The eight teams in the 2016 eLab business accelerator include an effort to bring intelligent robotic systems to the "internet of things," an online class for American Sign Language and a way for students to improve their experience at university hackathons.
In the course, "Science, Society and Dinner," first-year students learn the basics of knife skills, sautéing and palate education; they learn about the water cycle, sustainable agriculture and the biochemistry of taste — and how they all fit together.
Among nearly 300 Engineers Without Borders programs in the United States, Princeton's was honored at the EWB-USA International Summit in Denver this month with the organization's Premier National Chapter award.
The Class of 2016 gathered on the Friend Center courtyard on Monday, May 30, to celebrate graduates' achievements including creating a new system to design aircraft, developing building techniques to assist refugees, and vividly describing the importance of scientific research to audiences beyond the university.
For their senior thesis, two Princeton engineers worked across departments to solve fundamental problems and create a flexible sheet of sensors to detect strains over wide areas of structures such as buildings, bridges and dams.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science honored three assistant professors for outstanding teaching and research early in their careers at the school's faculty meeting May 25. Each award includes $45,000 to support the recipient's research.
HackPrinceton's organizers adopted a space theme for this year's event, so they asked hackers from around the country to come up with out-of-this-world ideas. The teams that gathered in the engineering school did not disappoint — they emerged at the end of 36 hours of tinkering with with a $20 3-D scanner, an ethical personal assistant and even a tank.
The students, Sara Fridovich-Keil and Siddhartha Jayanti, are among 252 undergraduates who were recognized with the scholarship after proposing innovative solutions to research problems in their fields.
A new method for controling instabilities in roiling masses of superhot particles promises to improve the performance of a key element in nuclear fusion, a potentially safe, clean and nearly limitless source of electric power.