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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.

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.

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.

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.

Norm Augustine '57 *59 presented with 2007 Bower Award

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has honored Norman Augustine with its 2007 Bower Award for Business Leadership. Augustine, retired chair and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, was recognized for his outstanding leadership at Lockheed Martin and for his public service in science and technology, which has been guided by his forward thinking and high ethical standards.

Cheridito receives prestigious CAREER award

The National Science Foundation has named Patrick Cheridito, an assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering, as the recipient of a CAREER award. The award is the foundation's most prestigious grant to support the development of teacher-scholars early in their careers.

Leading change: Conference looks at diversity in science and engineering

Change is inevitable and must be guided carefully to improve individual lives and society, Kneeland Youngblood said April 27 at a Princeton conference on leadership and diversity in engineering, science and mathematics.

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