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  • Princeton-Rutgers M.D.-Ph.D. program trains future physicians in scientific research

    Monday, Feb 11, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    For Thomas Pisano, the motivation to become a doctor and scientist was personal. A skiing accident left his legs paralyzed, fueling his aspiration to become a physician and biomedical researcher who could both conduct scientific investigations and apply that knowledge to saving lives in the clinic.

  • Princeton Catalysis Initiative fosters research innovation

    Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Through the Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI), scientists, engineers and scholars are reaching across disciplinary boundaries to create and explore new research areas at the intersection of what were once separate fields. PCI held its second annual symposium on campus Jan. 15-16, bringing researchers together to help fan the sparks of innovation and collaboration.

  • Andlinger Center program yields summer exploration and new pathways

    Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
    by Molly A. Seltzer

    Saira Reyes had planned to study materials science before she interned in Jose Avalos’ bioengineering lab last summer. Her work there altering genes of organisms to produce biofuels struck a chord with her.

    “It was as if I was looking at a giant biological puzzle,” said Reyes, a sophomore. “I realized I love bioengineering.”

  • Princeton University’s new biodigester makes food scraps sustainable

    Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
    by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

    Princeton University’s latest sustainable innovation can be found along the edge of campus just behind FitzRandolph Observatory. There, under a white tent, hums a new biodigester that turns food waste into nutrient-rich compost. Since operations began in fall 2018, more than 16 tons of food scraps have been converted into compost. 

  • Expanding an innovation ecosystem: Princeton leads the way in 2018

    Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018
    by Princeton University

    The year 2018 represented a pivotal point in the development of an innovation ecosystem in the heart of New Jersey as Princeton University established significant new collaborations with pioneering members of industry — all with the aim of bolstering the resources available to researchers and scientists in their quest to make new discoveries in the service of society.

  • Hot topics for cold winter days: Science on Saturday begins Jan. 12

    Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

    The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) 2019 Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series gets started Jan. 12 with a multitude of lectures on hot science topics that will warm the hearts and stimulate the minds of science fans of all ages. 

  • Discovery: Research at Princeton magazine now available

    Sunday, Dec 2, 2018

    Princeton's annual magazine, Discovery: Research at Princeton, is now available online and in print. Read the magazine online.

    Through this publication, we introduce readers to the innovative and multifaceted research being conducted in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities – by faculty members, staff researchers, graduate students and undergraduates.


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