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Society of Women Engineers hosts annual colloquium for high school girls

The Society of Women Engineers hosted about 60 high-school girls Nov. 18 for its always-popular annual colloquium on the Princeton campus. The students toured E-Quad labs, engaged in a Lego car competition, built spaghetti-and-gumdrop towers and heard from keynote speaker Suzanne Jeniches, vice president of Northrop Grumman.

Job Fair '06 catalyzes career matchmaking

It was a pleasant autumn day when the 2006 Science and Technology Job Fair opened in Dillon Gym, but Jamaal McDell was feeling the heat.

Princeton's patent value ranked third among universities

IEEE Spectrum ranked Princeton third among universities in its assessment of "the world's most valuable patent portfolios." The ranking was published in the magazine's November issue.

Princeton team is top finisher in 'genetic machines' competition

A Princeton-led team of students who are programming stem cells to treat diabetes ranked third in the world in a recent competition to build working "genetic machines" out of DNA building blocks.

Seeing culture through technology and technology through culture

It was 7:30 on a recent Wednesday evening and nine freshmen were taking their seats in Room 121 of Forbes College while Szymon Rusinkiewicz, assistant professor of computer science, displayed their art projects for the week on a wide screen.

An innovator in engineering education, Billington connects disciplines

David P. Billington is well known for connecting engineering to other disciplines within the University -- to the humanities, art, science and politics. His courses in "Structures and the Urban Environment" and "Engineering in the Modern World" combine the study of engineering with an exploration of the aesthetic and social values intrinsic to it, an association of ideas that have made them some of the most popular courses among engineering and non-engineering students for decades.

Beyond encryption, new stealth technique hides messages

Princeton engineers have invented a method of stealth communication that disguises not only the information contained in a message, but the existence of the message itself.

Soundlab researchers honored for 'musical tapestry' paper

Researchers at the Princeton computer science department's Soundlab have won the 2006 International Computer Music Conference Distinguished Paper Award.

Rowley receives Air Force grant for young investigators

Clarence Rowley '95, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is a recipient of funding from the U.S. Air Force's Young Investigators Research Program. Rowley will study unsteady aerodynamic models for flight control of agile micro air vehicles.

Two professors named INFORMS fellows

Edwin S. Wilsey Professor William Massey '77 and Robert Vanderbei, chair of the department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, have been elected fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

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