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Christopher Fine '80 presents at VON Fall 2007 Conference

Christopher Fine discussed "Colloboration, Cooperation and Co-opetition" at the VON Fall 2007 Conference in Boston.

Cato Laurencin '80 wins SciAm 50 award, honors from U.Va.

Scientific American magazine named Dr. Cato Laurencin one of the top 50 innovators in 2007. Dr. Laurencin and his team at the University of Virginia were recognized for developing a synthetic scaffold that promotes regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee.

Courtland Perkins, a leader in aeronautical engineering, dies

Courtland Perkins, a pioneer of modern aircraft stability and control, gifted teacher and international leader in the field of engineering, died Jan. 6. He was 95.

Weird water: Discovery challenges long-held beliefs about water's special properties

Researchers were surprised to find a highly simplified model molecule that behaves in much the same way as water, a discovery that upends long-held beliefs about what makes water so special.

Move over, silicon: Advances pave way for powerful carbon-based electronics

Bypassing decades-old conventions in making computer chips, Princeton engineers developed a novel way to replace silicon with carbon on large surfaces, clearing the way for new generations of faster, more powerful cell phones, computers and other electronics.

Rodriguez-Iturbe named to Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Dean Poor recognizes faculty, grad students for outstanding teaching

Princeton Engineering and Dean H. Vincent Poor are proud to recognize the following professors and graduate students for their outstanding teaching during the Spring 2007 semester.

Engineering student wins Rhodes Scholarship

Landis Stankievech, a senior majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was among three Princeton students to win a Rhodes Scholarship this year.

Alice Gast *84 co-chairs National Research Council report on research and security

A National Research Council panel that included alumna Alice Gast issued a report advocating the creation of a high-level "Science and Security Commission" to maintain U.S. competitiveness and mitigate security risks.

Need for speed: Engineering propels champion cyclist

As junior Nick Frey sat in his fluid mechanics course last spring, he was thinking about bicycles -- but he wasn't daydreaming. Rather, the mechanical and aerospace engineering major was conjuring ways to put his newfound knowledge to work in modifications to his racing bike.

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