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.

Startup culture meets social good as Princeton students innovate for international prize

A group of Princeton undergraduates is determined to create a product they hope will have a life-changing impact on poor and isolated communities around the world. 

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.

Revolutionary leader Lech Walesa calls for new generation to seek global shared values

As technology intertwines global societies and international tensions increase, the world needs political and economic structures larger than nation-states, including a possible “secular 10 commandments” of shared values, former president of Poland Lech Walesa said in a speech at Princeton University on April 23.

Katherine Lim, computer science major, selected as salutatorian

Katherine Lim, a computer science major from Atherton, California, has been named the Latin salutatorian for the Class of 2018.

Graduate students honored for excellence in teaching and service

The Graduate School presented eight graduate students, including two engineering students, with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers.

Teams code new ideas at HackPrinceton

About 450 students and enthusiasts from around the country arrived at HackPrinceton on March 30 to spend 36 hours socializing, exchanging ideas and furiously writing computer code.