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Graduate students awarded competitive fellowships

Fifteen graduate students were recognized at a dinner Oct. 4 as the first recipients of the newly established Gordon Wu Prizes for Excellence. Made possible by the generous support of Sir Gordon Y.S. Wu, who earned his B.S.E. from Princeton Engineering in 1958, the awards support the final year of study for graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and research during their time at Princeton.

Dean's Message - Engineering Security

The theme of this issue of EQuad News is engineering and security -- but new tools and technology, such as those for securing the Internet and for bringing stability to financial markets, are only part of the story. Like all major problems facing society, the subject of security has many dimensions. The work described here exemplifies how engineering connects to other disciplines and how these combined efforts yield dramatic benefits for both society and students.

Socolow member of panel that identifies greatest technological challenges of the future

A new report should spur public debate about how science and technology can best sustain the earth while furthering the goals of humanity, according to Robert Socolow, one of 18 maverick thinkers convened by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to map the greatest technological challenges of this century.

Verdu honored for contributions to information theory

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Board of Directors has honored Sergio Verdu with the 2008 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal "for fundamental contributions to information theory and the development of multiuser detection."

Massey to discuss the Black Scientific Renaissance at Bell Labs

"The Legacy of the Black Scientific Renaissance at Bell Laboratories in the '70s, '80s and '90s," will be the subject of a talk Wednesday, Feb. 13, by William Massey, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. The talk will begin at 5 p.m. in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

Microphone innovator James West to speak Feb. 9

James West, co-inventor of the modern-day microphone, will give the keynote address Feb. 9 at a leadership conference sponsored by the Princeton chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Fine print: New technique allows fast printing of microscopic electronics

A new technique for printing extraordinarily thin lines quickly over wide areas could lead to larger, less expensive and more versatile electronic displays as well new medical devices, sensors and other technologies.

Robert Kahn *64 wins Japan Prize for pioneering Internet work

Robert Kahn has been named the recipient of the 2008 Japan Prize for Information Communication Theory and Technology.

Christopher Fine '80 presents at VON Fall 2007 Conference

Christopher Fine discussed "Colloboration, Cooperation and Co-opetition" at the VON Fall 2007 Conference in Boston.

Cato Laurencin '80 wins SciAm 50 award, honors from U.Va.

Scientific American magazine named Dr. Cato Laurencin one of the top 50 innovators in 2007. Dr. Laurencin and his team at the University of Virginia were recognized for developing a synthetic scaffold that promotes regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee.

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