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May 2014

$780,000 Awarded for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Energy and the Environment

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (All day)

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) have announced awards totaling $780,000 to support eight (8) innovative projects in energy and the environment. The awards follow a joint call for research proposals earlier this spring and will foster research, teaching, and mentorship in energy and the environment.

Student Research: Shedding Light on the Invasive Species Quandry

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (All day)

For a long time Lauren Wyman has been fascinated by the function of ecological systems. So when it came to her senior thesis, the Princeton University ecology and evolutionary biology major posed a question: What happens to these systems when they are disrupted by invasive species?

“You hear about invasive species all the time, but people don’t know the extent to which they can impact everything from National Parks to fisheries,” Wyman said. “I thought my research could help get closer to solving a large, global problem.”

Two Undergraduates Awarded to PEI’s Environmental Scholars Program

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:00am

Two undergraduates have been selected to the Environmental Scholars Program by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). This two-year award was given to geosciences majors, Alison Campion ’16 and civil and environmental engineering major, Elliot Chang ‘16.

Public Interest in Climate Change Unshaken by Scandal, but Unstirred by Science

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (All day)

Discovery Day 2014

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (All day)

Discovery Day 2014On Friday, May 9th, the Princeton Environmental Institute hosted its annual Discovery Day—a multidisciplinary poster session celebrating undergraduate senior thesis research on environmental topics. Over 70 students from 16 academic departments showcased their work which was mentored by 60 faculty advisers.

The 13th Climate Mitigation Initiative Annual Meeting

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Monday, May 5, 2014 (All day)

2014 meeting participants (Photos: Frank Wojciechowski)

FACULTY HONOR: Socolow Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 (All day)

Robert SocolowThe American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, has elected Robert Socolow as a member.

Ten Days of Discovery and Exchange in India

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:15pm

Climate and energy concerns feature prominently in the research interests of Princeton faculty. This is also the case for Ph.D. students many of whom focus their doctoral research on aspects of the energy and climate change puzzle.

Senior Thesis: Studying the Delicate Balance of Coral Reefs

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 (All day)