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Engineers win top University honors for sophomore and junior work

Princeton University honored three engineering students with two of its top prizes for work in the sophomore and junior years at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 11.

Partnerships yield global impact for Engineers Without Borders

Among nearly 300 Engineers Without Borders programs in the United States, Princeton's was honored at the EWB-USA International Summit in Denver this month with the organization's Premier National Chapter award.

Class Day awards honor research contributions and service

The Class of 2016 gathered on the Friend Center courtyard on Monday, May 30, to celebrate graduates' achievements including creating a new system to design aircraft, developing building techniques to assist refugees, and vividly describing the importance of scientific research to audiences beyond the university.

Junior faculty awards recognize early-career excellence

The School of Engineering and Applied Science honored three assistant professors for outstanding teaching and research early in their careers at the school's faculty meeting May 25. Each award includes $45,000 to support the recipient's research.

Michael McCloskey ’92 is new CFO at FusionHealth

FusionHealth. a sleep health technology company, has announced that Michael McCloskey has been appointed its chief financial officer. In his new role, McCloskey will responsible for overseeing financial operations and corporate development functions during the company’s current period of rapid growth and beyond.

Princeton expert to help Brazil with electricity supply problems

The historic drought that parched Brazil over the last two years was not just a water-supply problem — it was also a power problem. The nation's heavy use of hydroelectricity, which had made it a model of renewable energy, contributed to an increased risk of rolling blackouts in some of Brazil's largest cities during severe droughts. Now, Princeton researchers are joining with colleagues at a Brazilian university to help the operator of Brazil's electric grid and the country's major utilities

Awards honor 'intuitive' and 'clearest' teaching

Five Princeton faculty members and four graduate teaching assistants received “Excellence in Teaching” awards from the University’s Engineering Council and Graduate Engineering Council, which are the undergraduate and graduate student organizations of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Hüseyin Akin ’81 to lead Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Coca-Cola will base its largest bottling operation in Africa in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Starting in March 2015, Hüseyin Akin will step into his new role as CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and lead the strategic and integration planning of its establishment. The bottler, which plans to merge with SABMiller, Gutsche Family Investments, and the Coca-Cola Company, is expected to serve 12 countries in the southern and eastern regions of Africa.

Taking the lead in taking the wheel

Alain Kornhauser believes technology offers a solution to our dangerous relationship with driving. Federal records show that 33,780 people died on the nation’s roads in 2012. Many fatalities involved driver error. Kornhauser Ph.D. ’71, an expert in solving transportation problems, says it is time to start taking the driver out of the equation. “There are a lot of advantages to allowing automated systems to take over some, if not all, of the driving functions,” said

Taking the lead in taking the wheel

Professor Alain Kornhauser has been working with New Jersey legislators to make the state more welcoming to automated vehicle technology. Proponents want to change regulations to ease its introduction and support companies that are developing the technology.

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