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Princeton launches Program in Sustainable Energy to address global need.

With the energy crisis becoming ever more urgent, Princeton has established a new Program in Sustainable Energy to provide students with the quantitative skills and interdisciplinary perspective needed to develop innovative energy systems for the future.

At research crossroads, students explore beginning of life

Students in the laboratory of Stas Shvartsman *99 study the early development of embryos, learning how basic genetic instructions govern an organism's growth and determine what it becomes. The experience also shapes their own growth as they follow Shvartsman's lead in combining engineering, physics, math, biology and computer science to break new scientific ground. "They are interested in, and willing to try, anything," Shvartsman said. "They are like stem cells-capable of becoming so many

Business of life: High-tech entrepreneurship is about more than the next-big-thing

Ed Zschau wants people to know the truth: "High-Tech Entrepreneurship," the immensely popular upperlevel engineering course he teaches, isn't really about engineering. It's about life.

Engineering Education and the Liberal Arts

As I was reading a bold new report from the Millennium Project on the future of engineering, I was struck in particular by one of the report's far-reaching recommendations: that the academic discipline of engineering should be included in the liberal arts canon for all students in the 21st century.

Junior faculty members honored for outstanding research and teaching

Young faculty members working in financial engineering, cryptography and machine learning won the three annual junior faculty awards given by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Leonard delivers plenary lecture on robotics and automation

Naomi Ehrich Leonard, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, delivered a plenary lecture at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in Pasadena, California.

Poor and Pun awarded Best Paper at IEEE communications conference

H. Vincent Poor, dean of engineering and the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Simon Pun, postdoctoral research associate, received the Best Paper Award at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications.

Student-made robot navigates its own way to the winner's circle

The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (PAVE) team won "rookie of the year," third place overall out of 47 teams and first place in the design challenge portion of the 16th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, held May 30 to June 2 at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Big achievements propel graduates toward diverse goals

Their engineering skills have already shed new light on important questions in neuroscience, advanced the quest for solar energy and aided communities in the developing world. Princeton University honored these and many other accomplishments of its 176 graduating engineers at Class Day and Commencement ceremonies June 2 and 3.

Debenedetti wins two top teaching awards

Pablo Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, has won the top teaching awards for both the Engineering School and the overall University.

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