Paulita Lara Mejia, Class of 2018
Students in the News
Forensic engineering preserves art treasures by saving historic buildings .
Art such as frescos and mosaics are often inherent parts of the buildings that house them, making them vulnerable to the damage inevitably faced by aging structures. To save the works, researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-San Diego are using non-invasive technology to protect them, while preserving the buildings in which they stand. The work is part of a broader effort to analyze and protect two Italian UNESCO World Heritage sites in Florence, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Baptistery di San Giovanni.
Readying for graduation, Princeton engineering students reflect on their senior thesis experience .
Across all six departments in engineering, Princeton students balance the thrill of discovery with the challenges of choosing and completing an independent research project.
Princeton senior Lohmann explores Nauru, where the environmental future is now .
For his senior thesis, Jack Lohmann spent a month on the Pacific island of Nauru documenting life and politics in an environment destroyed by industry.