Students celebrate faculty and grad students for teaching excellence

Engineering student organizations recognized faculty members and graduate teaching assistants who had made an extraordinary difference in their students’ education at the annual School of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony.

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership Funds Research on Carbon Capture and Storage

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership (E-ffiliates) will support two projects this year, both focused on optimizing the capture and storage of carbon, which would otherwise contribute to climate change as atmospheric carbon dioxide.  

Three Princeton Engineering faculty members awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Ten Princeton scientists, including three faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, have been selected to receive 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships, highly competitive grants given to outstanding young scholars working at the frontiers of their fields.

Improvised dance embodies complexities of social decisions

Princeton researchers have developed a mathematical analysis of dancers’ decisions and opportunities for collaborative composition in the rule-based improvisational work “There Might Be Others.” The work is part of an ongoing effort to explore collective behavior in nature and art and to inform the design of control systems for robot teams.

Desert ants’ survival strategy emerges from millions of simple interactions

Ants’ frenzied movements may seem aimless and erratic to a casual observer, but closer study reveals that an ant colony’s collective behavior can help it thrive in a harsh environment _and may also yield inspiration for robotic systems.

Students explore technology policymaking through CITP’s Tech Policy Boot Camp

Sixteen Princeton University students traveled to Washington, D.C., during fall 2018 to learn more about the intersection between technology and policymaking.

Collaboration and fundamental questions drive vision for a new era of technology

Sharad Malik, the George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, discusses research at the dawn of a new technological paradigm, and the skills that will shape the future of innovation.

Dying bacteria absorb antibiotic, allowing others to survive and grow

New results from researchers at Princeton and California State University-Northridge have shown that in a population of bacteria treated with an antibiotic, some dying cells absorbed large amounts of the drug, allowing their neighbors to survive and continue growing.

Griffiths receives Troland prize from the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced that Thomas Griffiths has received one of the two Troland Research Awards issued this year “for his research into how people and machines make decisions.” The Troland awards recognize unusual achievement by young investigators (defined as no older than 40) working within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology.

Machine learning could reduce testing, improve treatment for intensive care patients

Doctors in intensive care units face a continual dilemma: Every blood test they order could yield critical information, but also adds costs and risks for patients. To address this challenge, researchers from Princeton University are developing a computational approach to help clinicians more effectively monitor patients’ conditions and make decisions about the best opportunities to order lab tests for specific patients.