January 14, 2021 News, Policy, Research, Technology
NSF award brings Princeton research into the fight against COVID-19
The National Science Foundation awards grant to Princeton technology that offers to enhance COVID-19 vaccines.
October 12, 2020 Health Care, Research, Technology
Invention sparked by COVID-19 pandemic safely disinfects surfaces continuously
An invention to apply plasma to frequently touched items for continuous disinfection could provide a safe and effective, non-chemical way to reduce pathogens on various surfaces such as keypads, escalator handrails and other high-touch surfaces, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) inventors say.
October 6, 2020 Health Care, Research
Research shows conversation quickly spreads droplets more than six feet inside buildings
With implications for the transmission of diseases like COVID-19, researchers have found that ordinary conversation creates a conical, “jet-like” airflow that quickly carries a spray of tiny droplets from a speaker’s mouth across meters of an interior space.
September 30, 2020 Health Care, Research
Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders
A study of more than a half-million people in India who were exposed to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 suggests that the virus’ continued spread is driven by only a small percentage of those who become infected. (Image by Shutterstock)
September 21, 2020 Health Care, Research
Long-term COVID-19 containment will be shaped by strength and duration of natural, vaccine-induced immunity
New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic. In particular, a vaccine capable of eliciting a strong immune response could substantially reduce the future burden of infection, according to a study by Princeton researchers published in the journal Science Sept. 21. (Image by Tumisu from Pixabay)
September 16, 2020 Education,
Alumni and faculty support deferring high school students with continuing education
Recognizing that an estimated one in five students is putting their college plans on hold — with a disproportionate number of those students from first-generation, low-income and underrepresented backgrounds — a group of alumni and Princeton faculty has joined forces to provide education and mentoring to students, allowing them to continue with their education and to build college-level skills.
September 10, 2020 Health Care
Cool and Calm, Lucy McBride ’95 Delivers COVID Information
As it became more clear that COVID-19 presented a “clear and present danger” here in the U.S., Dr. Lucy McBride ’95 became an email newsletter writer, sending a daily email (now twice per week) with the latest data, information from news reports, and answers to questions from her patients.
August 26, 2020 Health Care, News, Service
Lisa Tan ’01 and Martin Rawls-Meehan ’01 donate 30,000 masks to Princeton
At the height of the spring COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan, Martin Rawls-Meehan ’01 and Lisa Tan ’01 realized they were in position to help. Their smart-tech sleep systems company, Reverie, had the production technology to mass produce cloth protective face masks. To date, Reverie is approaching 1 million donated masks to nonprofits, healthcare providers, the State of Michigan and other institutions — including 30,000 masks to Princeton.
August 19, 2020 Community, Service
Poll Hero Aims to Recruit Young Poll Workers Amid COVID-19 Shortage
Poll Hero, a project founded by a group of Princeton University students, Denver East High School students, and a graduate of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is an approximately 30-member team of almost exclusively Gen Z volunteers who are trying to recruit as many young poll workers — in some cases as young as 16 — as they can to work election sites in their communities this November amid a shortage of workers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
August 12, 2020 Community, Education, Service
After summer internships were scrapped, Abhiram Karuppur ’19 took mentorship to a new level
Abhiram Karuppur ’19 originally agreed to mentor a single Princeton student. But that quickly grew into a summer-long virtual finance mentorship class program he built from scratch after more than 20 Princeton students, who had their summer internships cancelled due to COVID-19, expressed interest in Karuppur’s offer.
August 5, 2020 Health Care
Jessica Li ’18 and Weimen Li ’17 Are Bringing Masks to the U.S.
Jessica Li ’18 her fiancé, Weimen Li ’17, created a company to distribute masks in the U.S. made by his family in China. The two want to make masks affordable and accessible to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but their new venture also has a secondary purpose. They named it for Jessica’s father, who died of cancer this spring.
July 28, 2020 Policy, Research
‘The early warning signs are not pretty’: Eviction Lab researchers study end of federal moratorium
For the past three years, the University’s Eviction Lab has been crafting a first-of-its-kind nationwide dataset on eviction, aiming to spark meaningful policy change with its findings. As federal measures to mitigate the occupational, financial, and personal strain of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to expire, the country faces an unprecedented crisis of eviction — and according to University researchers, few people are paying attention.