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Demo Days showcase student entrepreneurs’ solutions to community problems

For the past eight years, the Keller Center has sponsored the program, which culminates in two days of team presentations by student entrepreneurs. This year, the Demo Days were held on Aug. 13 in the Friend Center on campus and on Aug. 14 at the Manhattan headquarters of Serendipity Labs.

Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected

A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British government, according to a research team led by scientists from Princeton University.

A small number of leaky natural gas wells produce large emissions of greenhouse gases

Wells that extract natural gas from underground often leak large amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the air. A team of Princeton University researchers has found that, in one of the biggest gas-producing regions, most of these emissions come from a tiny subset of the wells, a finding with major implications for how to control the problem. 

Summer school marks 10th year of bringing young combustion scientists to ‘the edge of research’

Each summer since 2010, the Princeton-Combustion Institute Summer School on Combustion has brought together top scientists to teach graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world. Combined with a sister program in China, the summer schools have helped advance the careers of more than 4,000 students.

Researchers reverse engineer the ‘fireworks of life’

Imagine standing in a lumberyard and being asked to build a house — without blueprints or instructions of any kind. The materials are all in front of you, but that doesn’t mean you have the first idea how to get from point A to point B.

Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

Interim Dean H. Vincent Poor and Vice Dean Antoine Kahn are proud to recognize the following faculty for their outstanding teaching during the spring 2019 semester, as determined by overall course ratings by students.

Quantum engineer recognized by Department of Energy with Early Career Award

The U.S. Department of Energy has named Jeff Thompson the recipient of a 2019 Early Career Award, with five years of significant funding from the department's Office of Science.

Materials scientist named Princeton vice dean for innovation

Rodney Priestley, professor of chemical and biological engineering and a leading researcher in the area of complex materials and processing, has been named Princeton University's vice dean for innovation, effective Feb. 3. The newly created position provides academic leadership for innovation and entrepreneurship activities across campus.

Elementary schoolers explore possibilities of engineering

Students from Harlem Prep Elementary School in New York City visited Princeton's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on June 5.

Closing the terahertz gap: Tiny laser is an important step toward new sensors

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have created an imaging system that uses lasers small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.

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