Twenty years after she graduated from Princeton with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, Kate Heavers found herself back in class in a Guyot Hall laboratory. Heavers, who teaches biology, anatomy and physiology a few miles from campus at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, joined more than 20 other secondary school teachers from New Jersey schools for QUEST, a weeklong, hands-on program that helps teachers enhance their knowledge of science, math and technology.
Princeton in NJ's Service
Friday, Aug 12, 2016
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
During the summer months, it’s all too easy - for kids and adults, alike - to turn into couch-zombies subservient to the next episode in our Netflix queues. But not at Community House STEAM Summer Camp. STEAM Camp aims to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, the arts and math with underrepresented middle school students in the Princeton community. And the hand-on curriculum is completely designed by Princeton undergraduates.
Monday, Jul 11, 2016
For over a decade, the Princeton Varsity Club has helped to bring Princeton varsity student-athletes, representing a variety of sports, to local elementary schools as part of Reading with the Tigers. With multiple school visits a year, Tiger student-athletes read to school children ranging in grade level from kindergarten through fifth grade. As part of the program, the Princeton Varsity Club has formed partnerships with elementary schools in Princeton and in Trenton, including, most recently, the Christopher Columbus Elementary School.
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
Princeton residents celebrated the town's new freeB community shuttle bus. FreeB is a free, municipal shuttle service available for anyone to ride, making many stops at key locations in town and Princeton Station.
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Fifteen years ago, Princeton University created a center focused on supporting student service and civic engagement. Today, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement is thriving, helping Princeton students learn how to do service well and have a positive impact in the community. The Pace Center also announced the inaugural cohort of nine freshmen - including two from New Jersey -taking part in the new John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service program, which aims to broaden students' understanding of service and inspire students to contribute to the common good by learning through service.
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016
Fifty seventh- and eighth-graders from John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton came to PPPL for a half day on March 4 to become scientists – doing a variety of hands-on science activities, from building a motor to sampling ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen in a cryogenics demonstration, to watching cool plasma demonstrations of lightning, static electricity and stars. They left wanting more.
Friday, Jan 22, 2016
Whether packing up donated food, working with nursery school children on a winter craft or tutoring middle school students after school, Princeton University students, staff and faculty have been busy this January engaging with the local community as a part of the Pace Center for Civic Engagement's Month of Service. Themed around the idea that "community matters," the Month of Service celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 15th anniversary of the Pace Center.
Monday, Jan 18, 2016
Princeton University honored Martin Luther King Jr. during a Jan. 18 ceremony featuring reflections on the civil rights leader's legacy, remarks on the continued quest for racial justice in the United States, musical performances from the Trenton Central High School Inspiration Choir, and a recognition of community and campus service efforts. In his introductory remarks, President Christopher L. Eisgruber said this year's event was especially meaningful because "the nation is once again in a period of heightened attention to questions of racial justice."
Monday, Nov 23, 2015
Paul Volcker - former Chair of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board among other public roles, and NJ native - has spent most of his professional life in public service. In this WooCast, he discusses the importance of public service, its role in good governance and his advice for students charting career paths in public service. He also talks about the papers he donated to Princeton’s Seely G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Instruments of Change: Princeton University and WWFM to host musical instrument drive for Trenton Community Music School
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Trenton children beginning music study will have their own instruments to take home for practicing, and neglected instruments will find a whole new life, as Princeton University’s Office of Public Affairs and WWFM The Classical Network host Instruments of Change, benefitting the Trenton Community Music School. From November 30 through December 4, the week after Thanksgiving, the Office of Public Affairs will open its doors for members of the community whose musical instruments are in need of a good home.