Research

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
by Julie Clack, Office of Communications
As a capstone to the fall course “The Ethics of Borders and Migration,” 11 Princeton undergraduates and one graduate student traveled north to Buffalo, New York, to learn about the city’s refugee resettlement efforts.
Friday, Mar 23, 2018
by Lonnie Shekhtman for the Office of Engineering Communications
Princeton researchers used blue light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its production of commercially valuable chemicals. The results offer scientists a powerful new tool to probe and understand the inner working of cells.
Thursday, Mar 22, 2018
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
From state-of-the-art theater lighting to microscopes that can visualize the delicate vascular system of a fruit fly, Princeton undergraduates are getting their hands on some of the most sophisticated equipment available today. Across the arts, natural and social sciences, humanities, and engineering, Princeton offers courses that provide self-...
Thursday, Mar 22, 2018
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications
Nine teams competed in this year’s Innovation Forum, which allows Princeton researchers at all levels to display their best technical work, and demonstrates how fundamental research translates into technological innovation.
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
by Sarah Binder, Woodrow Wilson School
An essay by Kishan Bhatt ’17 MPA ’21 has been selected as one of the top 100 global submissions for the 30th edition of the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. As a result of this honor, Bhatt will attend the 48th St. Gallen Symposium in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in early May, where the top five essay-writers (to be selected in April) will...
Monday, Mar 19, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
Targeted geoengineering to preserve continental ice sheets deserves serious research and investment, argues an international team of researchers in a Comment published March 14 in the journal Nature. Without intervention, by 2100 most large coastal cities will face sea levels that are more than three feet higher than they are currently.
Monday, Mar 19, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, say Princeton historians John Haldon and Lee Mordechai. What is missing in today’s debate about climate change is using what we know about how past societies handled environmental stresses to help inform our own situation.
Friday, Mar 16, 2018
by Emily Bader, ROI NJ
Two teams from Rutgers University and two teams from Princeton University have made it into the Hult Prize Regional Competition for 2018, with a chance to win $1 million in seed money at the finals, according to Sophia Zhou, campus director at Rutgers. The Hult Prize, sometimes called the “Nobel Prize for Students,” according to Zhou, is a global...
Friday, Mar 16, 2018
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications
Craig Arnold welcomed participants to PRISM’s annual research symposium March 13 by recognizing the University’s efforts to translate fundamental scientific research into technological achievements. “There is definitely a renaissance, if you will, of recognizing the importance of not just foundational science but also the technological innovations...
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018
by Francesca Billington ’19, Princeton Alumni Weekly
For children who enter school behind, catching up is very difficult. Sarah Walzer ’82, the CEO of the Parent-Child Home Program, is working to eliminate this “preparation gap.” The intensive home visiting program gives families skills and materials to get their child ready for school and helps create a robust learning environment at home. For...

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