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Engineering professor named to national "Grand Challenges" committee

The National Academy of Engineering has named Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, to a prestigious international committee to identify the greatest challenges and opportunities for engineering in the 21st century.

Science Olympiad, hosted by Princeton, inspires teachers and students

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, hundreds of young scholars solved engineering problems, conducted detailed scientific experiments -- and launched a catapult attack on a small castle in the lobby of Jadwin Gymnasium. The budding scientists were participants in a regional tournament of the New Jersey Science Olympiad, a hands-on science competition that assesses scientific knowledge and ability, hosted by Princeton University.

Stock options may cost shareholders much less than previously thought

Controversial stock options for company executives may be much less costly to shareholders than current mathematical models suggest, according to research presented Jan. 5 by Tim Leung of Princeton's Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

Laser experiments reveal strange properties of superfluids

Princeton University electrical engineers are using lasers to shed light on the behavior of superfluids -- strange, frictionless liquids that are difficult to create and study. Their technique allows them to simulate experiments that are difficult or impossible to conduct with superfluids.

Student sows seeds of community-helping technology in Africa

Since her arrival at Princeton, junior Ishani Sud has made a difference by thinking inside the box. Not just any box, but rather a solar-powered oven she designed her freshman year with classmate Lauren Wang, under the guidance of Wole Soboyejo, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Suckewer wins Schawlow Prize for laser research

The American Physical Society has selected Szymon Suckewer, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and co-director of the Program in Plasma Science and Technology, to receive the 2007 Arthur Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

LEADERSHIP IN A TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD: David Crane, The Truth About Carbon Emissions

David Crane, the chief executive officer and president of NRG Energy, discusses technologies and policies he says are crucial for reducing greenhouse gases.

Engineering students honor superb teachers

The student Engineering Council last week bestowed Excellence in Teaching Awards on seven School of Engineering faculty members and two graduate students.

Faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has named 27 faculty members to its Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching for the spring 2006 semester. Professors named to the list are those who received the highest scores on student evaluations for undergraduate and graduate courses.

PlanetLab: a new model for planetary-scale computing services

At the Wednesday, November 15 Lunch 'n Learn seminar, Computer Science Professor and Chair Larry Peterson discussed PlanetLab, an open platform for developing, deploying, and accessing planetary scale internet services.

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