Princeton team earns top honors during grueling international math-modeling competition

For five straight days in February, 15 Princeton undergraduates competed in a grueling applied math contest. When the dust had settled, one of the teams had taken top honors. Jeff Tang '09, a member of the top team, reports.

Cheridito receives prestigious CAREER award

The National Science Foundation has named Patrick Cheridito, an assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering, as the recipient of a CAREER award. The award is the foundation's most prestigious grant to support the development of teacher-scholars early in their careers.

Leading change: Conference looks at diversity in science and engineering

Change is inevitable and must be guided carefully to improve individual lives and society, Kneeland Youngblood said April 27 at a Princeton conference on leadership and diversity in engineering, science and mathematics.

New society looks forward to conference for underrepresented students in science and technology

Princeton Engineering has established a new student group: the Wesley L. Harris Scientific Society, an organization devoted to encourage students from communities that are underrepresented in the sciences to pursue research careers.

Princeton team prepares self-driving car for urban challenge

It's a traffic-weary commuter's dream come true: A car that drives by itself. Since 2004, a group of Princeton University students has been working on developing such self-driving, "autonomous" vehicles, competing in contests run by the Pentagon.

Humboldt award honors Fan's lifetime achievement

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has named Jianqing Fan as a recipient of its Humboldt Research Award.

Chemical engineers receive endowed professorships

Three professors of chemical engineering have received endowed professorships.

Stock options may cost shareholders much less than previously thought

Controversial stock options for company executives may be much less costly to shareholders than current mathematical models suggest, according to research presented Jan. 5 by Tim Leung of Princeton's Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

Engineering students honor superb teachers

The student Engineering Council last week bestowed Excellence in Teaching Awards on seven School of Engineering faculty members and two graduate students.

Two professors named INFORMS fellows

Edwin S. Wilsey Professor William Massey '77 and Robert Vanderbei, chair of the department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, have been elected fellows of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.