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Satellite system may give ecologists a bird's-eye view

Aerospace engineering professor Jeremy Kasdin usually designs space systems to search for distant planets, but his latest endeavor is on the lookout for creatures close to Earth.

Materials academy tackles multiple societal challenges

A little clay and sawdust went a long way at Princeton this month when a group of Trenton-area high school students used the simple materials to create effective, low-cost water filters.

Princeton's self-driving car selected as semifinalist in DARPA competition

Princeton undergraduates who have engineered a self-driving car designed to navigate city streets without human help have been selected as semifinalists in a hotly contested Pentagon competition with top prizes worth $3.5 million.

Wong, a computing pioneer, urges wise technology policy

The career of Eugene Wong '55 *59 has taken him from Berkeley, Calif., where he profoundly influenced the field of computing, to Washington, D.C., where he helped craft policies that smoothed the growth of the Internet. To encourage others with technical expertise to engage in public service, he has established the Eugene Wong Fund for Engineering and Policy at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Audrey Ellerbee '01 selected as congressional fellow, wins Golden Torch Award

Audrey Ellerbee has been selected as a AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow for 2007-08.

Andrew Persily *82 named vice president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

Andrew Persily was appointed vice president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers at the society's annual meeting in June.

Thomas Truskett *01 to receive the 2007 Colburn Award

Thomas Truskett will receive the 2007 Allan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at its annual meeting in November in Salt Lake City.

N.J. Society of Professional Engineers honors engineering student with scholarship

The New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction presented the Sol Seid Award of Excellence Scholarship to Kira Schiavello, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering.

Frontiers of health: Killer proteins

Powerful proteins that are able to kill bacteria and viruses already exist in nature, but Kyle Vanderlick wants to make them even stronger. The chair of the chemical engineering department, Vanderlick conducts research on antimicrobial peptides -- short proteins that destroy disease-causing bugs by breaking down the membranes that surround them. The work, done in collaboration with biologists at the University of California, Irvine, could ultimately lead to the development of powerful new mic

Frontiers of health: Treating cancer and HIV

Aerospace engineer Robert Stengel remembers the day he realized that the theories and analyses that make space travel possible may also lead to better understanding and treatments of cancer and HIV.

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