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Monday, Oct 28, 2019
by Jane Soohoo
Blog of Scientific American on STEAM: Reflection on importance of integration of engineering and arts in undergraduate education sparked by PIIRS Global Seminar “Two Millennia of Structural Architecture in Italy”, held by CEE Professors Sigrid Adriaenssens, Maria Garlock and Branko Glisic.
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
by Jane Soohoo
Grad student, Renzhi Jing, receives a School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Excellence.
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
by Victor Charpentier
In the context of a changing climate, the impact from human activities can be reduced by improving the quality of what we already have. Actions such as improving gas mileage for cars, reducing the waste of agricultural products or improving building energy efficiencies are actions that do not requirement leapfrog technological advances but a...
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
by John Sullivan
CEE Professor Peter Jaffe and Associate Research Scholar Dr. Shan Huang have discovered that a common soil bacterium, Acidimicrobium A6, has the ability to break down PFAS chemicals -- the most recalcitrant class of chemicals and the most persistent pollutants. Their findings were published in ES&T this month.
Monday, Sep 16, 2019
by Steven Schultz
As a microcosm of the challenges facing coastal cities around the world, New York’s Jamaica Bay pretty much has it all.
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications
In summer heat, cities may swelter more than nearby suburbs and rural areas. And while the size of this urban heat island effect varies widely among the world’s cities, heat island intensity can largely be explained by a city’s population and precipitation level, researchers reported in a paper published Sept. 4 in the journal Nature.
Friday, Aug 23, 2019
by Jen Miller
A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a one-percent chance of happening every year.
Monday, Aug 19, 2019
by Jane Soohoo
Vivek Kumar, a member of the SHMlab, has been awarded the Best Poster Award - Third Place at the 9th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, held from August 4-7, 2019, in St. Louis, MO.
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
by Molly Seltzer
A team of Princeton University researchers has found that, in one of the biggest gas-producing regions, most of these emissions come from a tiny subset of the wells, a finding with major implications for how to control the problem.
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
by Jane Soohoo
A collaboration project between the Princeton University Environmental Fluid Mechanics lab and AZPML Architects, "Cityreader" makes use of mobile urban sensing technologies to collect high spatio-temporal urban environmental data affordably and efficiently.

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