Barak receives competitive Sloan Research Fellowship

The Alfred Sloan Foundation has chosen Boaz Barak, an assistant professor of computer science, to receive a Sloan Research Fellowship. The selective grants are awarded "to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in science."

Greg Olsen appointed engineering school's 'entrepreneur in residence'

Princeton University's engineering school has named Greg Olsen, a pioneer in the sensors industry and in space travel, as its first "entrepreneur in residence."

From atoms to Africa: Soboyejo tackles problems, inspires students

From the beginning, Winston Oluwole Soboyejo has been of two worlds -- the developing and the developed.

Grad-alumni mixer connects current and former students

The Office of Graduate Affairs invites current graduate students and graduate alumni to participate in the annual Graduate-Alumni Mixer from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

Princeton Engineering alumni at helm of one of "America's Most Admired Companies"

Fortune magazine in its 2007 list of "America's Most Admired Companies" has named Network Appliance Inc. No. 1 in the computer peripherals industry. NetApp was co-founded by David Hitz, who earned his B.S.E. in electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton in 1986 and currently serves as the California-based company's executive vice president.

Innovation Forum highlights rich range of research

The second annual Innovation Forum at the School of Engineering and Applied Science Feb. 27 showcased emerging technology ranging from a novel laser eye surgery technique to a new way to improve security on the Internet.

Princeton team prepares self-driving car for urban challenge

It's a traffic-weary commuter's dream come true: A car that drives by itself. Since 2004, a group of Princeton University students has been working on developing such self-driving, "autonomous" vehicles, competing in contests run by the Pentagon.

Socolow testifies before Senate on 'America's Energy Future'

The nation's energy future can be protected by the immediate implementation of techniques to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions, engineering professor Robert Socolow told the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Greg Linteris '79 *90 shares space-travel experiences with Princeton audience

Greg Linteris shared accounts of his space travel when an astronaut and payload specialist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at a recent lecture sponsored by the Princeton section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

James Bralla '50 publishes new manufacturing book

Industrial Press, Inc. has just published the Handbook of Manufacturing Processes: How Products, Components and Materials are Made, a comprehensive reference book by James Bralla that clearly describes more than 1,500 processes and 600 products.