The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is working to transform the ways we generate and use electricity and fuels around the world. The center combines Princeton’s strengths in materials science, environmental science, policy, and engineering—and adds a measure of entrepreneurial creativity—to develop practical technologies and affordable products that can provide renewable energy and mitigate damage to the environment.
Emily Carter is the founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied and computational mathematics.
Princeton freshmen face a difficult choice. Should they learn how cells age or how to curate a museum exhibition? Should they study ethics in financial markets, the tipping points of global warming, or whether there is life on Mars? More than half of each year’s entering class enrolls in freshman seminars.
Princeton’s financial aid program guarantees that any student who is admitted can attend, largely thanks to scholarships created by alumni and friends.
Each year students write to express their gratitude to those who made their time on campus possible. Excerpts from those letters offer a snapshot of the impact scholarships have had.
Princeton bestows its highest academic honor—an endowed professorship—on outstanding faculty members who break new ground in their disciplines and inspire a life-long love of learning in their students.
Robin Moscato, who came to Princeton in 1983, has presided over the University’s extraordinary financial aid program as its director since 2006.
Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, has taught at Princeton for over three decades. He was the director of the Program in Theater -- previously known as the Program in Theater and Dance -- for 19 years. He is a recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Cecilia Rouse, Princeton’s Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, was a member of the faculty for two decades before being named dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2012.
Princeton began endowing preceptorships in 1949. Over the decades, they have supported hundreds of scholars and helped to shape some of the University’s finest departments.
Throughout its 131-year history, alumni and friends have supported the Princeton University Art Museum by bequeathing works of art, endowing curatorships, and establishing funds to advance the museum’s scholarly mission.
Firestone Library’s current display of nearly 100 manuscripts, maps, and artifacts from its early American collections was inspired by a Princeton parent who was a direct descendant of one of the nation’s founding fathers, Patrick Henry.
Whether they’re tutoring local middle schoolers from Trenton or teaching English in Peru, riding with local rescue squads or devoting a summer to helping prevent hunger and homelessness, Princeton undergraduates engage in all facets of civic service, limited only by their energy and interests.