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    The Early Years: A Few Questions and Answers

    In Part One of #100Years100Facts, we learn about the founding of the School of Engineering, the people who took the initiative to give engineering a home of its own at Princeton, and some of our first faculty who left a lasting mark on society. Keep following this series as we present a look at a full century of growth, discovery, and contributions to humanity by the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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    Part Two: The Early Years: They Said It

    In Part Two of #100Years100Facts, we hear the (written) voices of some of our founders, and learn what values served as the foundation for the Princeton School of Engineering.

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    New method found for moving tiny artificial swimmers

    Princeton researchers have debuted a novel way of generating and potentially controlling locomotion in tiny objects called artificial swimmers. These swimmers have sparked considerable interest for their potential applications in medicine, industry, and other sectors.

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    Part Three: The Value of Mentorship

    In Part Three of #100Years100Facts, we examine the mentor-student connections that link one generation to another at Princeton Engineering.

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    Shared prosperity is key to clean energy transition, say experts at E-ffiliates retreat

    To successfully slash greenhouse emissions, the United States must ensure rural communities benefit from producing solar, wind, biofuels and other low-carbon fuels, panelists said at the annual Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership Retreat on June 3.

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    Comparison of continental hydrological models helps improve water management

    A project led by Princeton University researchers undertook the Herculean task of checking two continental-scale hydrological models against each other to ensure that scientists and policymakers are working from consistent, accurate data when it comes to managing the nation’s water budget.

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    Endowed professorships honor excellence in computing systems, operations research

    Two engineering faculty members have been named to endowed professorships, effective July 1: Michael Freedman of computer science and Ronnie Sircar of operations research and financial engineering.

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    Metropolis Project backs solutions for safer, more resilient cities

    Princeton’s Metropolis Project has awarded a new set of grants to investigate how pollutants move through cities; improve prediction of storm hazards; and test new technologies to prevent coastal flooding, harness solar energy, and help autonomous vehicles navigate in adverse weather.

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    Princeton team and Mozilla launch technology policy research initiative

    Researchers from Princeton and Mozilla have developed a platform that allows academic researchers to run large-scale field studies on the web and examine how changes in user experiences might impact policy issues.

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    Shared expectations help shape visual memory

    By having thousands of people play the visual equivalent of the "telephone game," where errors accumulate as a message is passed on, Princeton researchers have gathered new insights into the human visual system.