Engineering student wins ACS science policy fellowship

The American Chemical Society has selected chemical engineering graduate student M. Barclay Satterfield to receive a Science Policy Fellowship. The highly selective fellowship sponsors an accomplished scientist or engineer to work as a staff member in the society's Office of Legislative and Government Affairs.

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.

Building community: Partnerships combine engineering and service

In a mutually beneficial partnership, Princeton students are helping a local organization reduce its impact on the environment as they strengthen their problem-solving skills and build a stronger connection to the community.

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.

Celia recognized as outstanding hydrologist

The National Ground Water Association has chosen Michael Celia as the 2008 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer. The prestigious honor supports the travel of one expert to share his or her work in lectures at universities throughout the world.

Focus on the future for success, says Amazon executive

Great leaders envision the future and create what they see by making decisions for the long run rather than short-sighted choices, senior vice president Jeff Wilke '89 told a Princeton audience April 18.

Laser technique promises swift detection of bioterrorism agents

A new laser technique allows for instant detection of bioterrorism agents, permitting tests that previously were cumbersome or impossible, according to a report in the April 13 issue of Science.

Fall 2006 Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has named 18 faculty members and 16 graduate students to its Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching for the fall 2006 semester.

Study of coastal disasters yields surprising findings, arresting images

Two of the world's worst natural disasters in recent years stemmed from different causes on opposite sides of the globe, but actually had much in common, according to researchers who are part of a large National Science Foundation-funded research initiative that has been studying both the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 and the Hurricane Katrina of 2005.

Frontiers of health: Little lifesavers: Nanoparticles improve delivery of medicines and diagnotistcs

Tiny particles filled with medicine may also contain answers to some of the biggest human health problems, including cancer and tuberculosis. The secret is the size of the package. A team led by Robert Prud'homme, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Program in Engineering Biology, created the particles, which are only 100 to 300 nanometers wide -- more than 100 times thinner than a human hair.