Name change highlights links between engineering and biology

Reflecting the growing intersection of biology and engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering will change its name as of July 1, 2010, to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Richard Bowles III *83 moves to new position at Merck

Richard S. Bowles III accepted a position as chief compliance officer at Merck, overseeing ethics and compliance, and on the executive committee of the pharmaceutical company.

IEC Electronics elects Amy Lenhouts Tait '80 to board of directors

Amy Lenhouts Tait '80 S79 P12 has joined the board of directors of IEC Electronics Corporation, a contract electronics manufacturer in Newark, New York.

Engineering course empowers Princeton's social entrepreneurs

The laboratory course taking place in the basement of Princeton's Friend Center is not a traditional one -- in lieu of microscopes, there are discussions of microfinance, and students seek to create not chemical changes, but social ones.

ORFE's Professor Kornhauser *71 is keynote speaker at computer festival

Professor Alain Kornhauser, of operations research and financial engineering, gave the keynote address at the 34th Trenton Computer Festival and Hamfestl, the longest continuously running personal computer show in the world. He spoke on "The Car of Tomorrow."

Panelists pioneer trail to iPhone gold

Four developers of iPhone applications shared their stories at a panel discussion sponsored by Princeton's Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, titled "iPhone Apps: the New high-tech Gold Rush".

Laurence Rosenblatt '75 P05 appointed president and CEO of M. A. Gales

Laurence Rosenblatt has joined M. A. Gales & Co., Inc. as its president and chief operating officer. He comes to this executive position after retiring from ExxonMobil Corporation, where he had worked for more than 29 years.

Beyond genomics, biologists and engineers decode the next frontier

A team of biologists and engineers has developed a new method for measuring proteins that offers a long-sought tool for studying stem cells, cancer and other problems of fundamental importance to biology and medicine.

An interview with Michael E. Wood '08

Michael E. Wood, who earned a B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 2008 and participated in the school's Young Filmmakers program, is pursuing an M.F.A. in film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Over the summer of 2009, Wood created a video library of profiles of prominent Princeton Engineering alumni. In the interview below, Wood talks about the alumni videos, about his own undergraduate experience, and about how his engineering background i