Hatching a new hypothesis about egg shape diversity
The research of Mary Caswell Stoddard, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, suggests that the shape of an egg for a bird of a given species may be driven in part by features of a bird's physiology related to its capability for flight.
STEM event spurs interest in engineering for Harlem schoolchildren
At the 4th annual Harlem Prep to Princeton Program, organized by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s graduate program, schoolchildren from New York City learned about the science, technology and math (STEM) fields. The young scientists spent the day exploring multiple labs, where graduate students had a variety of demonstrations to show what it means to be an engineer and the vital role they play in everyday life.