Princeton team earns top honors during grueling international math-modeling competition

For five straight days in February, 15 Princeton undergraduates competed in a grueling applied math contest. When the dust had settled, one of the teams had taken top honors. Jeff Tang '09, a member of the top team, reports.

Norm Augustine '57 *59 presented with 2007 Bower Award

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has honored Norman Augustine with its 2007 Bower Award for Business Leadership. Augustine, retired chair and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, was recognized for his outstanding leadership at Lockheed Martin and for his public service in science and technology, which has been guided by his forward thinking and high ethical standards.

Cheridito receives prestigious CAREER award

The National Science Foundation has named Patrick Cheridito, an assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering, as the recipient of a CAREER award. The award is the foundation's most prestigious grant to support the development of teacher-scholars early in their careers.

Leading change: Conference looks at diversity in science and engineering

Change is inevitable and must be guided carefully to improve individual lives and society, Kneeland Youngblood said April 27 at a Princeton conference on leadership and diversity in engineering, science and mathematics.

Engineering student wins ACS science policy fellowship

The American Chemical Society has selected chemical engineering graduate student M. Barclay Satterfield to receive a Science Policy Fellowship. The highly selective fellowship sponsors an accomplished scientist or engineer to work as a staff member in the society's Office of Legislative and Government Affairs.

Building community: Partnerships combine engineering and service

In a mutually beneficial partnership, Princeton students are helping a local organization reduce its impact on the environment as they strengthen their problem-solving skills and build a stronger connection to the community.

New society looks forward to conference for underrepresented students in science and technology

Princeton Engineering has established a new student group: the Wesley L. Harris Scientific Society, an organization devoted to encourage students from communities that are underrepresented in the sciences to pursue research careers.

Focus on the future for success, says Amazon executive

Great leaders envision the future and create what they see by making decisions for the long run rather than short-sighted choices, senior vice president Jeff Wilke '89 told a Princeton audience April 18.

Celia recognized as outstanding hydrologist

The National Ground Water Association has chosen Michael Celia as the 2008 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer. The prestigious honor supports the travel of one expert to share his or her work in lectures at universities throughout the world.

Laser technique promises swift detection of bioterrorism agents

A new laser technique allows for instant detection of bioterrorism agents, permitting tests that previously were cumbersome or impossible, according to a report in the April 13 issue of Science.