Environmental/Energy/Sustainability

  • Forward Fest public conversation series continues as part of A Year of Forward Thinking

    Monday, Apr 12, 2021
    by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

    Princeton’s Forward Fest — a virtual public conversation series and a monthly highlight of the University’s yearlong A Year of Forward Thinking community engagement campaign — continues on Thursday, April 15, at 4 p.m., with a focus on Princeton’s leading-edge research and initiatives related to the environment. Princeton faculty will discuss the work happening at centers of excellence across the University that can give us a reason for optimism.

  • Princeton IP accelerator selects seven projects for R & D funding

    Friday, Mar 5, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Inventions in biomedicine, drug development, solar energy, battery recycling, clean water and climate risk win out

    Seven technologies that address some of society’s biggest challenges — from foolproof antibiotics to low-cost water purification — will receive support for research and development through Princeton’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund

  • Chemist Chirik discovers “transformative” route to recyclable plastics

    Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
    by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

    Scientists from ExxonMobil Chemical collaborate on developing new materials that benefit society

    As the planet’s burden of rubber and plastic rises unabated, scientists look to the promise of closed-loop recycling to reduce trash. Researchers in the Chirik Lab have discovered a potentially game-changing new molecule – from a material known for over a century and used to make common products like tires and shoe soles – with vast implications for fulfilling that promise through depolymerization.

  • Princeton Announces Engage 2020, New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

    Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020

    The mission of Princeton University will be brought to life in a new way through Engage 2020, the inaugural innovation and entrepreneurship conference scheduled for November 4-6, 2020. Presented by the Princeton innovation and entrepreneurship team and its campus partners, Engage 2020 will offer more than 50 live, online sessions of relevance to academia, business and industry, Princeton alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, foundations and the intellectually curious.

  • Climate modeling at Princeton

    Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is the first in a series to present the sweep of Princeton’s environmental excellence over the past half-century.

  • Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds

    Friday, Jul 10, 2020
    by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

    As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers — home gardening.

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