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Robots and humans collaborate to revolutionize architecture

Two Princeton researchers, architect Stefana Parascho and engineer Sigrid Adriaenssens, partnered with architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to create a striking and unique installation for the SOM exhibition “Anatomy of Structure” in London last March: a vault, 7 feet tall, 12 feet across and 21 feet long, constructed of 338 transparent glass bricks -- built by robots.

Climate change could lead to less sun for regions banking on solar power

While solar power is a leading form of renewable energy, new research suggests that changes to regional climates brought on by global warming could make areas currently considered ideal for solar power production less viable in the future.

Students step up summer research, with increased support, amid pandemic’s challenges

For undergraduates in the engineering school, summer often means a chance to apply their learning in new ways, whether conducting field research, working in industry or volunteering abroad. Last summer, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting many of these plans, some students’ research projects took them in unexpected directions.

Engineering students honored for academic achievement

Princeton University celebrated the academic accomplishments of its students with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes to seven students, including four engineering students. While the annual prizes are typically awarded at Opening Exercises, there was no ceremony this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Water, drought and flooding: A half-century at the environmental forefront

For a half-century, Princeton faculty members have been tackling critical environmental problems involving water, contributing to cleaning up watersheds and informing policies to plan for water scarcity and flooding around the globe.

Senior thesis: Naomi Cohen-Shields explores who benefits as China cleans its air

After months of researching and analyzing China’s notorious air pollution for her Princeton senior thesis, Naomi Cohen-Shields stepped off a plane in Beijing in December 2019 to a shockingly clear sky. Her gaze fell across the unencumbered skyline of the city where the term “airpocalypse” had been coined in 2013 to describe the thick, toxic smog that enveloped China’s capital and most of the eastern half of the country.

A systems-level approach to sustainability helps cities work better for people and the planet

For Anu Ramaswami, an environmental engineer with a longstanding interest in social science and policy, advancing sustainability and improving human wellbeing go hand in hand.

Funding the next big idea: New projects receive Dean for Research Innovation awards

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.

Graduates recognized for innovation, service and perseverance

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.

Junior faculty awards recognize outstanding teaching and research

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.

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