Research symposium set for Nov. 17

Nov. 8, 2007 11:29 a.m.

Graduate students and research staff members representing a broad array of disciplines will present their work in the Princeton Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Friend Center.

The event will include opening remarks by Kerry Walk, director of the Princeton Writing Program, at 9 a.m. and a keynote address on "Electronic Voting: Danger and Opportunity" by Edward Felten, professor of computer science and public affairs and director of the Center of Information Technology Policy, at 4 p.m. The talks will be held in 4 Friend.

Posters explaining various research projects will be displayed in the Friend Center Convocation Room during the symposium, and researchers will talk with attendees about their work. Research topics will include: secrets about a centuries-old shipwreck; valuation of employee stock options; bribery in classical Athens; the social life of bacteria; and a new type of laser.  

The symposium is designed to provide local community members with access to research at Princeton and to promote dialogue across disciplines among academics at the University. The event is open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. To register, visit

The event is sponsored by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, the Graduate School, the Graduate Student Government, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Pace Center and the Princeton Writing Program.