Nelson awarded Packard Fellowship for Engineering and Science

Celeste Nelson, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, has been chosen for the 2008 Fellowship in Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Job fair strong in tough times

The turnout of employers at Princeton's 2008 Science and Technology Job Fair Oct. 10 showed few signs of the current global financial crisis, offering hope to undergraduate and graduate students worried about their futures.

BP and Princeton renew partnership to tackle climate problem

Energy company BP has committed to a five-year renewal of a joint research partnership with Princeton University that identifies ways of tackling the world's climate problem. It will support Princeton to at least its current level of funding for the years 2011 to 2015.

Entrepreneurs explore India's growing economy

Deepak Sukh predicts his American-born children will one day work in India. He tells them that if the economy of the world's largest democracy blossoms as predicted in coming decades, opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs will abound.

Candela exhibition to explore intersection of art and engineering

At first glance, engineer Felix Candela's creations seem more like sculptures than buildings. Yet they are so sturdy that a group of students has spent the past three summers building models and studying how the Spanish-born Candela blended art and engineering.

Holmes to receive 2009 Lyapunov Award

Phill Holmes, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, has won the 2009 Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Choueiri elected President of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences

Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been elected president of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences.

Princeton materials science center wins $20 million NSF award

The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to improving and developing materials for uses ranging from alternative energy production to quantum computing.

Microsoft chief Craig Mundie visits Princeton on campus tour

Craig Mundie, the chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft, visited Princeton yesterday to discuss the future of computers with engineering students and faculty and to demonstrate new technologies the software giant is developing.

Princeton's newest building a study in light

Princeton's newest building, a deceptively simple glass cube nestled into the east side of campus, dissolves into the silhouette of nearby sycamore trees and the fiery clouds of a late summer sunset.