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.
August 31, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Education, Technology
Student Dispatch: An Unusual Summer of Camping, Art, Spelunking
This summer’s unusual circumstances robbed most Princeton students of exciting plans — internships in New York City, language courses in China, travel across Italy. But with significant free time, students still discovered opportunities for personal and professional growth, and even travel. Finding them just required a little creativity, and sometimes a little luck.
July 20, 2020 Community, Technology
Princeton undergraduates redefine the college visit
Over the past year, Raya Ward ’21, Sacheth Sathyanarayanan ’22, Joseph Rubin, ’22 and Ron Miasnik ’22 partnered with the undergraduate admissions office to roll out Adora, a mobile application for prospective students to experience a compelling college visit tailored to their individual interests and preferences. As COVID-19 limited travel and university visits, Adora’s planned May launch was postponed and the team adapted to the changing climate of the pandemic. “It was after we settled with the shock that we realized, wait, this is an opportunity,” said Ward. “This is a problem that we are already starting to solve.”
June 30, 2020 Education, News, Technology
With an assist from Charles Goldstein *69 *71, students landed 35 virtual summer internships
With parts of the country locked down and many businesses and organizations operating under at-home work conditions due to COVID-19, most summer internships were canceled. Charles Goldstein *69 *71 was determined to support as many Princeton students as he could, helping to arrange 35 virtual internships at HALE Sports.
June 30, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Research, Technology
Switching Gears to Save Lives: Physicists Pause Their Research to Design an Affordable COVID-19 Ventilator
Dark matter physicist Cristian Galbiati describes how he conceived of a “very simple, cheap and effective ventilator” for COVID-19 patients that uses off-the-shelf components — and how his team went from design to production in just six weeks.
June 1, 2020 Education, Health Care, Policy, Research, Technology
Hisashi Kobayashi *67 Engineers Pandemic Model and Support for Princeton
While on an extended visit to his native Japan due to the global coronavirus pandemic, former dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Hisashi Kobayashi *67 is developing a mathematical model that he hopes can capture the epidemic’s behavior — for the benefit of all who are tracking the virus.
May 21, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service, Technology
“Check-in” to Help Keep Friends and Family Safe During COVID-19
Syndesy, an app designed to create safe connections, has recently added a new “Check-ins” feature for users to check in or monitor wherever they go, so in the event they do contract COVID-19, they can inform their family and friends of their travels by generating a report available through the app.
May 21, 2020 Community, Technology
Kofi Frimpong ’11 Creates Networking List for Underrepresented in Tech and Startups
Kofi Frimpong ’11 is sharing a list of black and Latinix professionals who’ve lost jobs with recruiters in his network and encourages others to do the same.
May 21, 2020 Health Care, Research, Technology
AI tool gives doctors a new look at the lungs in treating COVID-19
Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton researchers have developed a diagnostic tool to analyze chest X-rays for patterns in diseased lungs. The new tool could give doctors valuable information about a patient’s condition, quickly and cheaply, at the point of care.
May 20, 2020 Service, Technology
Kristen Sonday ’09 launches online pro bono opportunity guide for lawyers
Kristen Sonday ’09 co-founded Paladin in 2015 to help connect corporate legal teams with pro bono opportunities. Now that COVID-19 has impacted millions of Americans and created a national legal emergency, Paladin partnered with the American Bar Association, LegalZoom, and Clio to launch an online pro bono opportunity guide for lawyers looking to help the people hit hardest by the crisis.
May 6, 2020 Technology
With Brian Jaffe ’06’s Covid Assist, Help is Just a Text Message Away
Brian Jaffe ’06 had a simple idea to connect neighbors who can’t leave their homes with volunteers willing to run errands for them. His organization, Covid Assist, now has nearly 1,000 volunteers in 34 states.