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Dean's Message - Frontiers of Health

Focus on fundamentals yields broad societal benefits Why is an aerospace engineer who developed control systems for a lunar module investigating the genetics of cancer? How did an expert in statistical finance come to identify genes involved in childhood tumors? In part, these unexpected combinations reflect the interdisciplinary approach that is increasingly common in academics: Solving complex problems often requires collaborations among people with different perspectives. At Princeton, ther

For computers or humans, theory of learning inspires unusual mix of subjects

This year marks the 10th anniversary of a class that yokes two very unlikely subjects -- philosophy and engineering.

Felten and Internet experts ponder privacy issues

Ed Felten opened a Reunions 2007 panel discussion on Internet privacy by showing images from Google's new map service called "Street View."

Hypersonics expert whisks students to the leading edge of aeronautics

If asking students to design an airplane doesn't seem challenging enough, how about a supersonic jet? No, how about a "global hyperliner," a vehicle that could carry a person out of the atmosphere and nearly halfway around the world in three hours?

Hal Stern '84 was keynote speaker at SOA conference

Hal Stern gave the introductory keynote address at the SOA World Conference on June 25 in New York City.

Franklin Moss '71 named to Princeton University's board of trustees

Princeton University recently named Franklin Moss, who graduated from Princeton in 1971 with a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering, as one of six new members on its Board of Trustees.

Female graduate enrollment reaches record high

The number of women enrolling in graduate school at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science will reach a record 32 percent of students in the fall of 2007. By contrast, the nationwide average of women enrolled in graduate engineering hovers at around 20 percent.

Preston Haskell '60 supports Jacksonville mentoring program

Preston Haskell is one of three people spearheading the "Drive for 5" campaign to increase the number of volunteer mentors from corporations in the community to tutor school children in Jacksonville, Florida.

Floudas honored with Graduate Mentoring Award

Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, has been named the recipient of a Graduate Mentoring Award by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School.

Chou recognized as nanotechnology pioneer

Stephen Chou, the Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering, was recently honored for his contributions to the nanotechnology field with a Nano 50 award from Nanotech Briefs magazine.

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