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Leonard delivers plenary lecture on robotics and automation

Naomi Ehrich Leonard, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, delivered a plenary lecture at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in Pasadena, California.

Poor and Pun awarded Best Paper at IEEE communications conference

H. Vincent Poor, dean of engineering and the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Simon Pun, postdoctoral research associate, received the Best Paper Award at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications.

Student-made robot navigates its own way to the winner's circle

The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (PAVE) team won "rookie of the year," third place overall out of 47 teams and first place in the design challenge portion of the 16th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, held May 30 to June 2 at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Big achievements propel graduates toward diverse goals

Their engineering skills have already shed new light on important questions in neuroscience, advanced the quest for solar energy and aided communities in the developing world. Princeton University honored these and many other accomplishments of its 176 graduating engineers at Class Day and Commencement ceremonies June 2 and 3.

Debenedetti wins two top teaching awards

Pablo Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, has won the top teaching awards for both the Engineering School and the overall University.

Chemical engineer's love of Latin leads to salutatorian selection

As a chemical engineering major, James Morrison has earned the top ranking in the department and a reputation among his professors as one of the most impressive students they have taught at Princeton.

Rainfall and river networks prove accurate predictors of fish biodiversity

Princeton researchers have invented a method for turning simple data about rainfall and river networks into accurate assessments of fish biodiversity, allowing better prediction of the effects of climate change and the ecological impact of man-made structures like dams.

Rainfall and river networks prove accurate predictors of fish biodiversity

Professor Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe and a group of Princeton researchers have invented a method for turning data about rainfall and river networks into accurate assessments of fish biodiversity.

Melting defects could lead to smaller, more powerful microchips

As microchips shrink, even tiny defects in the lines, dots and other shapes etched on them become major barriers to performance. Princeton engineers have now found a way to literally melt away such defects, using a process that could dramatically improve chip quality without increasing fabrication cost.

Princeton engineers elected to top academic and scientific academies

Emily Carter, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest scientific honors. In a separate honor, Carter and fellow Princeton engineers Pablo Debenedetti and Marlan Scully were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nation's most prestigious society spanning the sciences and humanities.

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