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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.

Valedictorian Johnson, faculty, alumni discuss the power of mentorship

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.”

Risk experts quantify reliability of renewables, helping grid operators and spurring investors

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.

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.

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.

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.

Engineering students recognize excellence with annual teaching awards

Engineering student organizations celebrated the beneficial influence that faculty members and graduate teaching assistants have had on students’ lives and academic careers at the annual School of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Graduate students honored with Award for Excellence

The School of Engineering and Applied Science honored 16 graduate students for their performance "at the highest level as scholars and researchers."

Schmidt DataX Fund supports research projects that harness data science to speed up discovery

Nine data-driven research projects have won funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund, which aims to spread and deepen the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning across campus to accelerate discovery.

Class of 2023 asked to apply fundamental knowledge to modern challenges

Engineering faculty members welcomed the Class of 2023 to the School of Engineering and Applied Science on Monday afternoon, with Vice Dean Antoine Kahn telling students that as engineers, they will “have the ability to use your technical expertise during your lifetime to improve and sustain quality of life in the world for everybody.”

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