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Griffiths receives Troland prize from the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced that Thomas Griffiths has received one of the two Troland Research Awards issued this year “for his research into how people and machines make decisions.” The Troland awards recognize unusual achievement by young investigators (defined as no older than 40) working within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology.

Sewers could help clean the atmosphere

Researchers have concluded that sewer plants serving municipalities worldwide offer a major option for capturing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Machine learning could reduce testing, improve treatment for intensive care patients

Doctors in intensive care units face a continual dilemma: Every blood test they order could yield critical information, but also adds costs and risks for patients. To address this challenge, researchers from Princeton University are developing a computational approach to help clinicians more effectively monitor patients’ conditions and make decisions about the best opportunities to order lab tests for specific patients.

Andlinger Center program yields summer exploration, new pathways

Undergraduates sponsored by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment in its eight-week summer internship program worked in labs throughout the University and, for the first time, at two national environmental organizations.

Princeton collaboration brings new insights to the ethics of artificial intelligence

“Princeton Dialogues on AI and Ethics” is an interdisciplinary research project that brings engineers and policymakers into conversation with ethicists, philosophers, and other scholars.

Course equips graduate students to 'confront big problems'

“Responsible Conduct in Research” is a graduate ethics course that examines issues of personal ethics, student-adviser relationships, and academic publishing, as well as broader topics in engineering ethics.

Ethics in Engineering

This magazine offers a sampling of ways in which ethics is an important part of research and teaching in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Ethics course explores risk and responsibility in engineering

Jay Benziger teaches the undergraduate course “Ethics and Technology: Engineering in the Real World.” Unlike the certainty of bench science, he noted that questions of ethics often lack precise answers.

Effort pushes computer scientists to consider uses of technology

Computer courses usually concentrate on technology, but Princeton researchers are revamping parts of the computer science curriculum to teach students how the technologies they develop will affect society.

Researchers track hurricane’s effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria

Peter Jaffe’s research group in civil and environmental engineering are investigating nutrient cycling and pollution along North Carolina's Neuse River in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

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