The arts, as a tool for creating beauty as well as for encouraging cultural self-reflection, feature prominently on Princeton's campus, particularly now as stunning new arts spaces are slated to open their doors after 4 years of construction. Save the dates - October 5 through 8, 2017 - for the Festival of the Arts at Princeton, the grand opening of the Lewis Center for the Arts, at the heart of the University's Arts and Transit neighborhood around the Dinky train station.
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A SUMMER FOR STARTUPS
Keller Center Programs Engage Students Locally, Globally
This summer, over 150 students and recent graduates built their entrepreneurial skills through programs at the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, including the eLab Summer Accelerator and Tiger Challenge.
Student- and alumni-launched business teams such as HomeWorks, which provides a local, after-school enrichment community for at-risk high school girls in Trenton, or BoxPower, which supplies renewable power solutions to off-grid and under-served markets worldwide, got support from the eLab Summer Accelerator. The program culminated in Demo Day, at which the teams made their pitches to potential investors.
The Tiger Challenge program supports student groups during the summer and throughout the year seeking to solve intractable problems such as decreasing the number of new cases of lead poisoning in Mercer County and helping resettled refugees build fulfilling careers in New York and New Jersey. Read more.
Paying it Forward
The summer eLab students got a chance to share their new knowledge and exchange ideas with a small group of New Jersey's youngest entrepreneurs from Minding Our Business. Minding Our Business is a non-profit organization supported by Rider University that provides middle school students from Mercer County and the region with the educational and financial support to launch their own small businesses.
BoxPower, one of the summer eLab participants, demonstrated its growth, both as a company and as a good citizen, by donating its prototype mobile renewable energy power station to the Ramapough Lenape in Mahwah, NJ. The unit, housed in a standard-sized shipping crate, will provide roughly 2.5 kw per day to the Split Rock Sweet Water prayer camp.
INNOVATIONS IN SUSTAINABILITY; CHALLENGES FOR CLEAN WATER
Taking concrete steps toward lower carbon dioxide emissions
The hardest thing about concrete just might be the problem of how to make the ubiquitous building material in an environmentally friendly manner. Recent laboratory results at Princeton indicate that the challenge of making greener concrete may eventually be cracked. Read more.
GROWING YOUNG MINDS
COMING UP ON CAMPUS