Princeton students share the power of engineering with high school girls

Putting into action Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman’s exhortation that more women must be encouraged to pursue careers in science and engineering, a team of Princeton Engineering undergraduate and graduate students recently made a field trip to New York City, sharing their enthusiasm for engineering with dozens of high school girls.

Got research? Engineering students organize symposium, take honors

Sara Piaskowy, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering, recently solved a mystery: Why does Bayview Avenue, one of the main roads in Seaside Park, N.J., flood regularly despite working storm sewers and a two-foot barrier wall separating it from the waters of nearby Barnegat Bay.

Paul Maeder '75 named to National Venture Capital Association board of directors

Paul Maeder was recently appointed to a four-year term as board member of the National Venture Capital Association, a member-based organization representing the U.S. venture capital industry.

John P. Drzik '83 named president and CEO of newly integrated Oliver Wyman

John Drzik, who earned a B.S.E. in civil engineering from Princeton in 1983, has been named president and CEO of the Oliver Wyman Group, which was recently formed to consolidate three top management consultancies -- Mercer Management Consulting, Mercer Oliver Wyman and Mercer Delta Organizational Consulting.

Steve Papa '94 to serve on panel at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

Steve Papa, who earned his B.S.E. in civil engineering at Princeton University, will participate in the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Network for Competitive Advantage: People, Partners and Processes. He will serve on the keynote CIO panel, "Leveraging Collective Insights to Enhance Value."

From ink to optics, study of particle mixtures yields fundamental insights

Princeton University chemical engineers have answered a fundamental question about mixtures of particles in work that may have wide-ranging practical applications, including the manufacturing of medicines and optical fibers.

Eric F. Spina *88 appointed vice chancellor and provost at Syracuse University

Eric Spina became vice chancellor and provost of Syracuse University in January after serving in the position in an interim capacity.

Princeton team advances to next stage in 'urban challenge' competition

The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering team has advanced to the next stage in the Pentagon's "urban challenge" competition, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced May 11.

From founding to funding: Successful entrepreneurs offer insight, inspiration

When entrepreneur Ken Kay started his first business, he didn't have a proven product. He didn't have any customers. But he did have an undeniable passion, which he shared in a May 8 panel discussion at Princeton.

Princeton team earns top honors during grueling international math-modeling competition

For five straight days in February, 15 Princeton undergraduates competed in a grueling applied math contest. When the dust had settled, one of the teams had taken top honors. Jeff Tang '09, a member of the top team, reports.