Alcatraz island is unlikely place of learning for students of energy innovation

On Alcatraz Island, five students from Princeton University peered across the San Francisco skyline from a solar rooftop. Their visit to the historic prison’s electricity microgrid was one stop on a spring break trip to see emerging energy technologies, part of a new course on energy innovation and entrepreneurship.

Gift from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to create a new home for computer science at Princeton University

Historic Guyot Hall will be substantially rebuilt and expanded to create a new home for Princeton’s Department of Computer Science, thanks to a gift from Eric Schmidt ’76 and his wife, Wendy Schmidt.

Artificial intelligence detects a new class of mutations behind autism

Using artificial intelligence, a Princeton University-led team has decoded the functional impact of regulatory DNA mutations in people with autism. The researchers believe this powerful method is generally applicable to discovering such genetic contributions to any disease.

SmartDriving Car Summit focuses on mobility for all

As autonomous vehicles approach widespread adoption, it’s critical that diverse groups collaborate on policies and other measures that ensure the technology benefits people most in need of transportation, according to participants in a conference at Princeton.

Forensic engineering preserves art treasures by saving historic buildings

A team of structural engineers from Princeton University and the University of California-San Diego use thermal imaging in combination with other assessment methods to create models of historic structures that help to non-invasively detect the cause of damage.

Hop to It: New look upends old concept of bacteria’s movement

By studying E. coli bacteria in realistic conditions, Princeton researchers have developed a model of bacteria's movement that is ten times more accurate than previous efforts.

Readying for graduation, Princeton engineering students reflect on their senior thesis experience

As their thesis deadlines approached, seniors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science reflected on what they’ve gained by tackling a demanding yearlong research project, along with their coursework and other activities.

Avalos wins teacher-scholar award

José Avalos has been named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar “for spatial and dynamic control of engineered metabolism for microbial chemical production."

Princeton scientists bioengineer a cellular speedometer

An all-Princeton research team has identified bacteria that can detect the speed of flowing fluids.

Conference presents ideas to shape future cities

Any attempt to address challenges of the future, from clean energy to a sufficient food supply, must grapple with the issues raised by the planet’s rapidly growing cities, speakers said Monday during a conference at Princeton University.