Monday, Jan 8, 2018
by Erin Peterson for Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Collaboration isn’t just important in the classroom and in the workplace. Done well, it can effect positive change in our world. These days, Princeton students are participating in an increasingly robust array of international service programs that allow them to work with others on challenging problems that communities around the world are facing.
Monday, Jan 8, 2018
by Wendy Plump for the Office of Engineering Communications
By the time Princeton professor Robert Prud’homme visited the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle two years ago, his technology for encasing medicine in ultra-small particles had already led to new drug delivery approaches for high-value medical applications, including oncology. But Gates Foundation officials posed a new challenge: They wanted to use the technology to produce pediatric drugs to combat widespread killers in the developing world. That meant the drugs had to be cheap and easy to produce in massive volume, they had to be stable for long periods in hot and humid conditions, and they had to work as a single dose administered by mouth. And, most important, they had to be effective in circumstances in which other drugs had failed. Prud’homme, who has been developing the technology for the last 15 years, said the tasks were difficult but doable.
Friday, Jan 5, 2018
by Yasemin Saplakoglu for the Office of the Dean for Research
We might think we have control of the mix of decisions we make during the day. But it turns out that our brain gives us subconscious nudges, preferring some choices over others. Elke Weber, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, studies how the science of human behavior can inform policies that encourage people to make good choices for the environment.
Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018
by Yasemin Saplakoglu for the Office of the Dean for Research
In the laboratory led by Howard Stone, a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the flow of creativity among the postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates leads to findings with the potential to benefit society.
Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018
by Nick Donnoli, Office of Communications
Each summer, undergraduate and graduate students at Princeton have an opportunity to make their entrepreneurial visions a reality through the Keller Center’s eLab Summer Accelerator program. The student startup Scratchwork, a digital whiteboard tool for collaboration, benefited from advising and mentoring in the program.
Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
by John Schoonejongen for the Office of Engineering Communications
In an effort to block emerging threats to online security, researchers at Princeton University have developed a method to verify the strength of random number generators that form the basis of most encryption systems.
Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
by Wright Seneres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Over 100 Princeton alumni, students and friends filled the seats at WeWork Chelsea in New York City on Nov. 30 for a conversation about entrepreneurship in the life sciences. Organized by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, TigerTalks in the City is a series designed to bring Princeton research to New York.
Friday, Dec 15, 2017
by Sharon Adarlo, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Mark Zondlo and his research group have developed a mobile platform to measure critical greenhouse gases and air pollutants. They recently acquired an all-electric vehicle to house the suite of sensors, which they can use to monitor urban air quality, without altering their own measurements. Learn more about the project here.
Friday, Dec 15, 2017
by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
Kaushik Sengupta, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, was the top winner in the 2017 Bell Labs Prize, receiving a $100,000 award for his invention of transceiver chip technology that has the potential to improve wireless communications and open the door for new applications by reducing size and cost.
Friday, Dec 15, 2017
On Saturday, youngsters and their parents gathered at McDonnell Hall at Princeton University to learn about the science of chocolate, courtesy of professors Howard Stone, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Bonnie Bassler, chair of the Department of Molecular Biology.