May 5, 2020 Health Care, Research, Technology
FDA approves ventilator designed by particle physics community
In just six weeks, from March 19 to May 1, an international team of physicists and engineers led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati brought a ventilator from concept to FDA approval.
April 25, 2020 Health Care, News, Technology
Francis Haas *16 steps up, building crucial device to protect hospital workers
When a South Jersey hospital was desperate for intubation boxes to protect its medical staff from COVID-19 infection, Francis “Mac” Haas *16 and three Rowan University seniors answered the call and manufactured dozens of devices to help keep hospitals safe.
April 24, 2020 Education, Technology
Rob Barnett ’09 Helps Teachers Convert to Online Teaching
When the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to close, many teachers scrambled to upgrade their tech skills and bring class work online. A resource that was up and running co-created by Rob Barnett ’09 is a boon for teachers navigating this new reality.
April 23, 2020 Community, Technology
App Helps Put the Social Into Social Distancing
Remaining connected to friends, classmates and family in the age of social distancing can cause a strain on mental health, especially for college students who may already be suffering from other mental health issues such as loneliness and depression. An app can help with that.
April 17, 2020 News, Research, Technology
Princeton endorses guidelines aimed at rapid transfer of COVID-19 solutions to public
Princeton has endorsed new guidelines aimed at accelerating the transition of the University’s COVID-19 discoveries into solutions to protect health care workers and to prevent, diagnose, treat and contain the pandemic. During the pandemic, most Princeton COVID-19-related innovations will be made accessible without charge to companies or other entities.
April 13, 2020 News, Research, Technology
NSF RAPID grant to track and contain pandemic
The National Science Foundation has awarded emergency grants to two teams of Princeton researchers developing ways to better track and contain pandemics including COVID-19. The grants were awarded through the NSF’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, which provides support for scientific efforts to respond to emergencies and unexpected events.
April 9, 2020 Health Care, News, Research, Technology
Particle physicists design simplified ventilator for COVID-19 patients
An international team of particle physicists led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati paused their search for dark matter to focus on the growing demand for ventilators, needed for patients with serious cases of COVID-19. While it may sound odd for a dark matter researcher to have taken up medical manufacturing, it makes more sense when put another way: an expert in constructing sensitive instruments for compressed argon decided to experiment with compressed oxygen and nitrogen. The first 1,000 units will be constructed within the week.