Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Dean H. Vincent Poor
Location Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Website www.princeton.edu/engineering
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Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science is located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. A school within Princeton University, which is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, it provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in six departments: chemical and biological engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and operations research and financial engineering. It has nearly 950 undergraduates, 550 graduate students and 130 faculty members in its six departments.[1]

The School of Engineering is home to seven major interdisciplinary centers: the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment,[2] the Center for Information Technology Policy,[3] the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center,[4] the Gigascale Systems Research Center,[citation needed] the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education,[citation needed] the Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE),[5] and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM).[citation needed]

In 2012, the Times Higher Education ranked Princeton second among engineering schools worldwide.[6]

History[edit]

On August 25, 1875, Princeton's Board of Trustees elected Charles McMilllan as chair of civil engineering, the University's first engineering department. Early engineering students were taught in the John C. Green School of Science, which opened in 1873.[7]

Campus[edit]

The core of Princeton's School of Engineering is the Engineering Quadrangle, known as the EQuad. Built in 1962, it was designed by Frank Voorhees of Voorhees, Walker, Smith, Smith and Haines.[8]

Since then the Engineering School's presence on campus has expanded to include the Friend Center for Engineering Education, designed by Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners;[9] Bowen Hall, designed by Alan Chimacoff;[10] the Department of Computer Science, designed by Kliment & Halsband;[11] Sherrerd Hall, designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners;[12] and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (under construction).[13]

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

Notable graduates of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, MacArthur "genius" grant winner John Dabiri, Smule founder Ge Wang, internet pioneer Bob Kahn, computer scientist Brian Kernighan, aerospace titan Norman Augustine, Chrysler maverick Lee Iacocca, astronaut Daniel T. Barry, and SanDisk founder Eli Harari. Alan Mathison Turing, the father of computer science, received his Ph.D. from Princeton in mathematics before the discipline of computer science existed.

Prominent faculty include MacArthur "genius" grant recipients Claire Gmachl, Naomi Leonard and Theodore Zoli, Nobel laureate Daniel C. Tsui, and computer security expert Edward Felten.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riordan, Teresa (March 30, 2012). "Engineering at Princeton". Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, John (March 29, 2012). "Sky for a ceiling: Andlinger Lab design reflects science in service of the planet". Princeton University. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Schultz, Steven (December 5, 2005). "Center to address societal issues driven by technology". Princeton Weekly Bulletin. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center". 
  5. ^ Riordan, Teresa (May 8, 2006). "Princeton selected as home for NSF center on sensor technology". Princeton Weekly Bulletin. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Top 50 Engineering & Technology Universities". Times Higher Education. October 13, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ Condit, Kenneth H. (1962). A History of the Engineering School of Princeton University. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. p. 140. 
  8. ^ Elgin, Joseph C. (1972). An Account of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University. p. 121. 
  9. ^ Peters, Sara (Fall 2001). "Friend Center dedicated". The E-Quad News. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ Cotton, Dale (May 26, 2010). "Modern Architecture on the Princeton Campus". U.S.1. Retrieved May 4, 2012. [unreliable source?]
  11. ^ Goldberger, Paul (July 19, 1990). "ARCHITECTURE VIEW; How to Fit In At Princeton". The New York Times. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ Emery, Chris (October 6, 2008). "Sherrerd Hall a study in light". Princeton Weekly Bulletin. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ Sullivan, John (29 March 2012). "Sky for a ceiling: Andlinger Lab design reflects science in service of the planet". Princeton University. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Axtell, James. The Making of Princeton University: From Woodrow Wilson to the Present (2006), 710pp; highly detailed scholarly history
  • J.I. Merritt. "Princeton's James Forrestal Campus: Fifty Years of Sponsored Research" (2002). 76 pp.
  • Ng, Yvonne and Rexford, Jennifer. "She's an Engineer? Princeton Alumnae Reflect" (1993), 172 pp.
  • Oberdorfer, Don. Princeton University (1995) 248pp, heavily illustrated
  • Rhinehart Raymond. Princeton University: The Campus Guide (2000), 188pp, guide to architecture
  • Smith, Richard D. Princeton University (2005) 128pp
  • Synnott, Marcia Graham. The Half-Opened Door: Discrimination and Admissions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, 1900–1970 (1979). 310 pp.

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