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.
New research indicates that the Chinese government could dramatically improve air quality with more attention to an overlooked source of outdoor pollution — residential cooking and heating.
Five engineering professors were recognized for distinguished teaching at the 2016 graduation ceremonies.
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 Andlinger Center's Building Opening Celebration and Symposium May featured industry and government leaders outlining their visions for the future of energy and the environment, as well as the center's jointly appointed faculty highlighting their research in sustainable energy.
A study by biological engineers at Princeton solves a longtime paradox about how a key constituent of cells self-organizes intself into working structure despite being made of liquid. These insights into the form and function of the nucleolus could ultimately point toward new ways to treat disease.
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.
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, the Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering and professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University, has been appointed director of the Andlinger Center of Energy and the Environment, effective July 1. Looends her term as acting vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and she succeeds founding director Emily Carter, who has been appointed dean of engineering.
Princeton University is part of a partnership of eight universities that has received a six-year, $20 million federal grant to pursue broad approaches to improving the efficiency of production and use of fossil fuels, while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and harm to the environment.
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.
Researchers at Princeton University have found that adding a three-dimensional component to computer vision greatly increases both the accuracy and efficiency of the process.
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.
Jennifer Rexford, chair of the Department of Computer Science, has been named the 2016-2017 Athena Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery, the largest professional society in computing research and education. The award recognizes female researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science.