Two members of the engineering faculty, Celeste Nelson and Clifford Brangwynne, have been named to the inaugural group of Faculty Scholars, a joint award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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.
Princeton engineers have found that, in breast cancer, tumor hardness and lack of oxygen trigger a biological switch that causes certain cells to embark on a cancer-promoting program.
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.
Despite ample evidence that Atlantic hurricanes are getting stronger, Princeton University-led research found that people's view of future storm threat is based on their hurricane experience, gender and political affiliation. This could affect how policymakers and scientists communicate the increasing deadliness of hurricanes as a result of climate change.
Princeton University researchers have built a new computer chip that promises to boost performance of data centers that lie at the core of online services from email to social media.
Princeton University emeritus professor Christodoulos "Chris" Floudas, who applied the disciplines of mathematics and chemical engineering to complex systems that include protein folding and fuel refining, died Aug. 14 while vacationing with his family in Greece. He was 56.
President Christopher L. Eisgruber has released a summary report of an 18-month strategic planning process for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The summary, part of the University's broader strategic planning process, is titled "Create. Educate. Serve." and describes a set of eight guiding goals as well as six priority recommendations to advance the mission of the school.
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 study led by Princeton University researchers shows that weather patterns tied to climate change may increase the severity of algal blooms by changing how soil nutrients leach into the watershed.
"Materials really do change society," says materials institute director Craig Arnold in a recent interview. "They change the way we think about and interact with the world, how we use objects, and how we create things. That is why I like teaching it."
Investigators eager to uncover the genetic basis of autism could now have hundreds of promising new leads thanks to a study by Princeton University and Simons Foundation researchers.
Princeton researchers have unveiled a new photo editing method for correcting distortions in "selfies," photos taken at abnormally close range, to make them look more like conventional portraits. The techniques have broader implications for adjusting and animating photos.