Spotlight News

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Princeton’s new pre-doctoral fellowship aims to help diversify academic pipeline
The Graduate School has launched a new pre-doctoral fellowship, which will fund students to study at Princeton for a year before they enroll as first-year Ph.D. students. The fellowship is among University efforts to increase diversity on campus and within academia.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Graduate student Q&A: Alicia Magann
Quantum chemist Alicia Magann is a compelling example of how interdisciplinary research works at Princeton. A rising fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, her research nevertheless falls under the advisement of Herschel Rabitz, the Charles Phelps...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Jesús Estrada: Chem Ph.D., Merck scientist, Dreamer
The DACA program has helped thousands of undocumented students finish their educations in the United States. Princeton University 2019 graduate alum Jesús Estrada, a driven young chemist, found in DACA the opportunity to complete his doctorate and realize his ambitions.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
For Ph.D. students, virtual defenses brought together friends and family across the globe
May is a busy month for many Princeton graduate students as they defend their dissertations or hold final public orals as last steps in years of work toward a Ph.D. As doctoral candidates were preparing for this rite of passage this spring, they suddenly had to make plans to conduct their defenses...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Four faculty members honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students
Four Princeton University faculty members chosen as recipients of the 2020 Graduate Mentoring Awards will be honored during the Graduate School’s virtual Hooding ceremony at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Go ahead, ask a chemistry grad
Princeton graduate students created Chem-STEM, a virtual, half-hour Q&A session that presents their academic lives in broad brush strokes for high school students with little idea of what graduate students do all day.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Seven graduate students receive teaching and service awards
Seven graduate students have received the Graduate School's annual teaching awards for exceptional performance as teachers.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
‘We Roar’: Graduate alum Ali Nouri fights COVID-19 disinformation as Federation of American Scientists' president
Ali Nouri, a 2006 Princeton graduate alumnus and president of the Federation of American Scientists, is the latest guest on the "We Roar" podcast.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Three Princeton graduate alumni named Schmidt Science Fellows
Eric and Wendy Schmidt announced on April 8 that Princeton Ph.D.s Ben Winer, William Witt and Evan Zhao are among 22 new Schmidt Science Fellows — a program of Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust. The year-long fellowship aims to develop the next generation of science leaders...
Monday, April 6, 2020
National Graduate Student Appreciation Week
National Graduate Student Appreciation Week is April 5-10, 2020, and even though we cannot physically be together on campus, we can celebrate our amazing graduate student community online with virtual programs and contests. Help us kick off the week with the #WithGRADitude postcard campaign. We...