Sowing seeds of happiness: Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds

As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers — home gardening.

Marconi Prize honors Andrea Goldsmith as pioneer in wireless communications

Andrea Goldsmith, a global leader in the development of wireless systems, has been awarded the Marconi Prize, the highest honor in telecommunications research. She is the first woman ever to win the prize, now in its 45th year.

Engineering professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two engineering faculty members, Jennifer Rexford and Elke Weber, have been elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences.

Nicholas Johnson named valedictorian, a first for Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Nicholas Johnson, an operations research and financial engineering concentrator from Montreal, has been named valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2020.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects three Princeton engineers

Three professors at the School of Engineering and Applied Science have been named members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The honorees, Ruby Lee, Margaret Martonosi and Alexander Smits, are among 12 Princeton faculty members elected to the academy this year.

Andrea Goldsmith, entrepreneur and leader in wireless communications, appointed dean of engineering

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who has served in campus-wide leadership roles at Stanford University, has been appointed dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University effective Sept. 1.

NSF RAPID grant backs Princeton research to track and contain pandemic

The National Science Foundation has awarded emergency grants to two teams of Princeton researchers developing ways to better track and contain pandemics including COVID-19.

Pushing the boundaries of bioengineering

Few fields of research hold such sweeping promise for improving lives as bioengineering, a deep strength at Princeton and one of our highest priorities for growth going forward.

Interpreting the genome for insights into life and health

Olga Troyanskaya uses computing power to glean useful insights from an enduring mystery: How can the genome, the vast set of instructions that lies within every cell, be interpreted to understand, prevent, and treat disease? 

Harnessing cellular power to meet global challenges

For José Avalos’ research team, the intricate, small-scale work of bioengineering could hold the key to solving global challenges in renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing.