LEADERSHIP IN A TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD: David Crane, The Truth About Carbon Emissions

David Crane, the chief executive officer and president of NRG Energy, discusses technologies and policies he says are crucial for reducing greenhouse gases.

Faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has named 27 faculty members to its Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching for the spring 2006 semester. Professors named to the list are those who received the highest scores on student evaluations for undergraduate and graduate courses.

PlanetLab: a new model for planetary-scale computing services

At the Wednesday, November 15 Lunch 'n Learn seminar, Computer Science Professor and Chair Larry Peterson discussed PlanetLab, an open platform for developing, deploying, and accessing planetary scale internet services.

Computing association names Mackey 'Outstanding Undergraduate' for 2007

The Computing Research Association has named Lester Mackey, a senior majoring in computer science, one of two winners of the association's 2007 Outstanding Undergraduate Award, sponsored this year by Microsoft Research.

Computer science students win Marshall scholarships

Computer science major Tianhui (Michael) Li is one of four students at Princeton, and 43 across the nation, who have been awarded 2007 Marshall Scholarships for graduate study in England.

Energy executive urges bolder action on global warming

The truth about carbon emissions in the United States is far more than inconvenient, it's terrifying, David Crane, the chief executive officer and president of NRG Energy, told a standing-room-only crowd Dec. 5 at Princeton.

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.