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Gast *84 appointed president of Lehigh

Pioneering researcher and renowned teacher Alice Gast became the first female president of Lehigh University on Aug. 1, 2006.

Loose '02 and Moxley '02 win back-to-back business competitions with SteriCoat

SteriCoat, a start-up company that has developed a coating technology for medical catheters, earned chemical engineering majors Chris Loose and Joel Moxley back-to-back honors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

Myers *88 to serve on fossil fuels committee of the World Energy Council

David Myers has been appointed to serve on the Cleaner Fossil Fuels Committee of the World Energy Council, a London-based charity organization with member committees in more than 90 countries, including most of the largest energy-producing and energy-consuming countries.

Barpoulis '87 becomes Reliant Energy board member

Sarah Morrison Barpoulis has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Reliant Energy Inc., a Houston, Texas-based provider of electricity and energy services.

Rutgers '56 and Bodman '56 participate in major review of nuclear facility

Two Princeton Engineering alumni helped lead a major review of the U.S. government project to clean up millions of gallons of nuclear waste at a former weapons plant in Hanford, Wash.

Former associate dean Richard Golden *54 dies

Richard Golden, former associate dean for administration of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, died at his home in Princeton early Wednesday morning at age 76.

New machine forges research partnerships, a billionth of a meter at a time

Princeton's newly acquired e-beam writer functions on a scale of billionths of a meter, but its reach extends across campus and beyond, enhancing the University's nanotechnology facilities and enabling collaborative interdisciplinary research projects.

Step on the gas: New fuel cell design adds control, reduces complexity

When Princeton University engineers want to increase the power output of their new fuel cell, they just give it a little more gas -- hydrogen gas, to be exact. Though the simple control mechanism was previously thought impossible, Jay Benziger, a professor of chemical engineering, and Claire Woo, who graduated in 2006, showed it can work.

Science Olympiad, hosted by Princeton, inspires teachers and students

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, hundreds of young scholars solved engineering problems, conducted detailed scientific experiments -- and launched a catapult attack on a small castle in the lobby of Jadwin Gymnasium. The budding scientists were participants in a regional tournament of the New Jersey Science Olympiad, a hands-on science competition that assesses scientific knowledge and ability, hosted by Princeton University.

Engineering professor named to national "Grand Challenges" committee

The National Academy of Engineering has named Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, to a prestigious international committee to identify the greatest challenges and opportunities for engineering in the 21st century.

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