Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

Dean Emily Carter and Vice Dean Antoine Kahn are proud to recognize the following faculty for their outstanding teaching during the fall 2017 semester.

Sanjeev Arora elected to National Academy of Sciences

Arora is an expert in computational complexity theory, a branch of computer science that seeks to pin down the resources required to solve computational problems.

Salutatorian Katherine Lim translates computer code and Catullus

Katherine Lim, the salutatorian for the Class of 2018, is not one to shy away from complexity, whether she’s translating a classical Latin text into English or comparing how multiple cores perform within a computer chip. 

Princeton's Clifford Brangwynne, explorer of liquid order in cells, named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has named Princeton bioengineer Cliff Brangwynne as one of its HHMI Investigators, one of the highest distinctions in biomedical science.

Researchers crowdsource brain mapping with gamers, discover six new neuron types

With the help of a quarter-million video game players, Princeton researchers have created and shared detailed maps of more than 1,000 neurons — and they’re just getting started.

Senior thesis project makes material difference in quest for fusion energy

Before engineers can build a reactor to produce electricity from fusion, they have to make the reactor’s walls able to withstand the heat and energetic particles from the reactions. It is a hellish environment and requires a very special material.

Princeton hosts climate and energy summit to talk carbon reduction

Legislators, state officials and industry leaders from 10 East Coast states and Quebec, Canada, gathered Friday, May 11, at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment to discuss nonpartisan, regional solutions to reducing carbon emissions while fostering economic growth.

Engineering students to unveil innovations at annual Research Day

Engineering students will be well represented at Princeton’s big event for showcasing a wide array of student work and discoveries.

Princeton graduate alumnus Goyal named Schmidt Science Fellow for close view of cell behavior

Graduate alumnus Yogesh Goyal has been named to the inaugural class of Schmidt Science Fellows, a postdoctoral program that strives to “drive world-changing advances across the sciences and society.”

Day of demos mesmerizes elementary schoolers visiting engineering school

During a visit to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students from Harlem Prep Elementary School participated in demonstrations and activities linked to their classwork in school.