June 12, 2020
Since his selection as Princeton’s first black valedictorian, Nicholas Johnson has spoken eloquently about the importance of role models and mentors to his success at the University.
On Wednesday, June 3, Johnson explored this topic in greater depth during a panel titled “The Power of Mentors: Blazing Paths for Underrepresented Minorities in STEM.”
June 09, 2020
Several projects that push the boundaries of knowledge and have high potential for impact have been awarded support through Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Fund.
June 09, 2020
Transitioning electricity grids to renewable sources of energy involves building more solar and wind farms, but also requires new mathematical tools to plan around the unpredictably intermittent nature of sun and wind, according to researchers recently awarded a $3.5-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop such tools.
June 02, 2020
The School of Engineering and Applied Science virtually celebrated its 2020 Class Day ceremony, with interim Dean H. Vincent Poor commending graduates for courage and determination during a difficult time.
June 02, 2020
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is honoring six assistant professors for early-career excellence in research and teaching. This year’s junior faculty award recipients will each receive $50,000 to support their research.
June 01, 2020
Audrey Shih’s thesis focused on specially formulated chain-like molecules called polymers that can help flush contaminants from hard-to-reach crevices in underground aquifers. How these polymers move through porous rocks to dislodge pollutants — and why they are more effective in some settings than in others — is not well understood.
May 21, 2020
Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton researchers have developed a diagnostic tool to analyze chest x-rays for patterns in diseased lungs. The new tool could give doctors valuable information about a patient's condition, quickly and cheaply, at the point of care.
May 18, 2020
Researchers from Princeton and the University of Bergamo have uncovered the secret of Italian renaissance domes by mathematically proving the structural physics that underlies masonry cupolas like that of the Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy, a World Heritage site. The research not only provides fundamental understanding but also aids preservation efforts, and can be used in future technologies that utilize drones for construction.
May 15, 2020
A National Science Foundation grant will support Princeton researchers studying how COVID-19 may be spread by people without symptoms through everyday social interactions involving breathing and speaking.
Three innovative projects selected to receive funding from the Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund
May 12, 2020
Three research endeavors aimed at fundamental challenges in health, information technology and water conservation have been selected for funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.