Friday, November 30, 2018
Graduate student Montaño López awarded Mexico’s top honor for academic achievement
First-year graduate student José de Jesús Montaño López has received Mexico’s 2018 National Youth Award, the highest honor given by the government to its citizens under 30 years old. One of 17 recipients, Montaño López was recognized in the category of academic achievement. Other categories...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Cutting-edge firms join Princeton’s new startup immersion program in Shanghai
When Yi Wang rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on September 27, Princeton Dean of Engineering Emily Carter and computer science professors Jennifer Rexford and Kai Li cheered along with his other invited guests. Wang, co-founder of the Shanghai-based LAIX Inc., received his doctorate in...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Pumpkin DNA, biology of beer: Graduate students make science accessible
The Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program is dedicated to fostering enthusiasm for scientific inquiry and increasing scientific literacy in the Greater Princeton community. The group, made up of graduate students in the Department of Molecular Biology and funded by the department, aims to...
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Princeton launches computing bootcamp for graduate students and postdocs
Princeton University held its first computing bootcamp for graduate students and postdocs on October 29 to November 1, four days of short introductory-level lectures and hands-on exercises on a variety of topics, tools and techniques necessary for modern computational research careers. Some 80...
Saturday, October 27, 2018
New animation tool streamlines the creation of moving pictures
It’s often easy to imagine balloons soaring or butterflies fluttering across a still image, but realizing this vision through computer animation is easier said than done. Now, a team of researchers has developed a new tool that makes animating such images much simpler.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Community Conversation: Graduate Students meet with local Civil Rights Commission
In the warm and neighborly atmosphere of Conte’s Pizza on Witherspoon Street, six Princeton University graduate students met with the town of Princeton’s local Civil Rights Commission on Tuesday. Over pizza and cold drinks, a spirited conversation occurred concerning what issues the commission is...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Grad school summer offers time to explore
For many grad students, summer means a quiet campus, relentless humidity, and time to finally focus on their work. However, it doesn’t always mean long days in the library or lab — for Justine Atkins, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology, summer meant fitting antelope...
Sunday, September 30, 2018
2018-19 Humanities Council Interdisciplinary Reading Groups
Open to the entire Princeton community, the Council's interdisciplinary reading groups "examine approaches, assumptions, and methods of inquiry; explore new practices of reading across archives; and consider how objects and texts encounter diverse publics." This year's topics include, "Translating...
Monday, September 17, 2018
Raj wins graduate student fellowship from DOE to study lithium ion batteries
Abhi Raj, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of 47 recipients of a fellowship from the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. The awards support doctoral-thesis research and allow students to work for up to 12...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Four Princeton graduate students receive DAAD awards for research and study in Germany
Four Princeton graduate students have received graduate scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst — DAAD) for research and language study in Germany for the 2018-19 academic year. Ekaterina Pukhovaia A doctoral candidate in the Department of...