Research News

Princeton Students Impact Global Health
Sept. 17, 2023

This summer, Princeton University students took on some of the world’s most critical public health challenges – from fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, to curbing antimicrobial resistance and understanding the drivers of climate change. Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) sponsored 88 opportunities for students to pursue…

‘I shot her a follow on Twitter,’ and soon this Princeton senior was doing research alongside his econ idol
June 23, 2023

Before Professor Seema Jayachandran became Amichai Feit’s senior thesis advisor, Feit knew her as a famous development economist he followed on Twitter.

“I remember seeing a news story that she was hired at Princeton, and thought it was a really big deal,” he said. “So, I shot her a follow on Twitter.”

Flash forward several…

Thesis work analyzed air quality on the move
May 30, 2023

Jovan Aigbekaen, an electrical and computer engineering major, focused his senior thesis research on developing technology to improve mobile measurements of air quality and geolocating them to sites like highways, buildings, parking lots and green spaces.

By developing technology to sync images with air quality data, he hopes that…

Darius Rudasingwa Danza: Exploring new materials for carbon capture
May 25, 2023

Inquisitive by nature, Darius Rudasingwa Ganza, a rising senior studying chemical and biological engineering, has always been curious about the possibility of engineering new materials that could change the way the world works. “I’m always thinking to myself, ‘let me see what this or that idea is…

That flawed diamond could be a quantum physicist’s best friend
May 25, 2023

Senior Elisabeth Rülke has spent the past year using lasers and flawed diamonds — tiny wafers of diamond with flaws the size of a single atom — to develop a quantum sensor.

Unlike quantum computers, which are still more theoretical than practical, quantum sensors are already in use. Rülke and her adviser, quantum physicist 

An English major bound for med school? There’s a thesis topic for that.
May 25, 2023

Rachel Sturley — an English major who has also completed all her required pre-med coursework — focused her senior thesis on how writers and artists at the turn of the 20th century portrayed their own experiences with illness on the page and on the canvas.

Sturley paved the runway toward her senior thesis — and conquered those pre-med…

Four Undergraduates Named Goldwater Scholars
May 10, 2023

Princeton undergraduates Victoria Graf, Amélie Lemay, Arya Maheshwari and Reha Mathur have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, an annual award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The four are among the 413&nbsp…

Fellowship Opportunity on Wind Projects in New Jersey for the Class of 2025
May 3, 2023

Princeton has joined the New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program to support student projects related to offshore wind. The year-long fellowship program will support four student research or other creative projects

Apply to be a McGraw ODOC STEM Learning Fellow!
April 24, 2023

2022 and 2023 graduates: Apply now for two new entry-level ODOC STEM Learning Fellow positions in the McGraw Center’s undergraduate program! 


These are full-time, STEM tutoring-focused positions starting…

Senior Sydnae Taylor Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
April 16, 2023

Princeton University senior  Sydnae Taylor has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The awards give outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.


Taylor is from Kingston, Jamaica. She is a concentrator in medical anthropology…

Junior Mirabella Smith Awarded Beinecke Scholarship
April 14, 2023

Princeton junior Mirabella Smith has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship, which supports highly motivated students with exceptional promise to pursue Ph.D.s or other postgraduate degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


Smith, of Lake Elsinore, California, is a politics concentrator who is also pursuing…

Enroll in a Sophomore Research Seminar
April 13, 2023

The Sophomore Research Seminars are specially designed to give sophomores the opportunity to explore disciplinary ways of knowing and the practical work of scholarship as they prepare to select their major. Students participating in this yearlong, single-credit course (paced at half the usual intensity) benefit from a close community of twelve…

Jalen Travis Awarded Truman Scholarship for Public Service
April 12, 2023

Jalen Travis, a member of the Class of 2024, has been awarded a Truman Scholarship, which provides recipients with up to $30,000 toward graduate school along with professional development opportunities to prepare for careers in public service.


Travis, of Minneapolis, is an anthropology concentrator who is also…

Princeton Research Day offers eclectic tour of research and creativity
April 12, 2023

As a hub for groundbreaking research and creativity, Princeton University’s campus is bustling with fresh and innovative ideas. Princeton Research Day is an annual opportunity for Princeton students, staff, faculty as well as the public to get an interactive look at a…

Richard Zhu '23 studying different aspects of machine learning
April 3, 2023

Richard Zhu, age 21, Class of 2023

Zhu is a senior in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department. He is pursuing three undergraduate certificates, 

Research Day Roadshow! Apr. 3-14
April 1, 2023

Why should YOU present at Princeton Research Day? Come by our tabling events located in Frist (100-level) and the residential colleges. Leave with a list of reasons why you should present & some PRD swag. 

Frist: First 20 visitors get free Boba! Spin the wheel for cool swag!

April 4th, 2:00-4:00 …
Research in Education Policy Internship Announcement
March 30, 2023

The Education Research Section is announcing the Summer 2023 Research in Education Policy Internship. This full-time 7-week program, which will run from June 12-July 28 and is open to all Princeton undergraduates, will introduce interns to both quantitative and qualitative research in education through students assisting with ongoing Education…

Princeton Research Day Submissions Open!
March 30, 2023

The submissions portal opens March 30 for Princeton Research Day, an annual campus-wide celebration of research and creative endeavors that encourages students and early-career researchers to share their work in a way that connects with a general-interest audience.


Callie Zheng '24 Takes First Prize at APS Poster Session
March 28, 2023

Callie Zheng (CBE '24) recently won first place in the Division of Polymer Physics’ poster competition at the American Physics Society Conference this past March. As an Undergraduate Fund for Academic Conferences award recipient, Callie presented her work on solid-state refrigeration materials in conjunction with 128 other presenters, most…

Buzzer Beaters: Student Athletes Working on Theses During NCAA Tournaments
March 26, 2023

On the court and on the mat, they’re fully focused on their performances during the NCAA playoffs. Yet many of the Princeton athletes who’ve been in the spotlight at national tournaments this month have an extra buzzer to beat: completing a senior thesis, the capstone scholarly project that Princeton students produce before graduating.

University of Missouri 2023 Summer Research Program
March 20, 2023

The University of Missouri (MU) is hosting a new National Science Foundation REU Site centered on the scientific theme of Close Relationships.  This nine-week summer program (8 students per summer) is centered on the interdisciplinary, lifespan developmental, and diverse nature…

Congratulations to Austin Davis and Ella Gantman for Winning the 2023 Pyne Prize!
Feb. 25, 2023

Class of 2023 members Austin Davis and Ella Gantman are the co-winners of the Pyne Prize

Austin Davis is a history major who has made lasting contributions to…

Alumni Willow Dalehite and Ben Weissenbach awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Feb. 20, 2023

Congratulations to Princeton University alumni Willow Dalehite of the Class of 2022 and Bennett Weissenbach of the Class of 2020, who will head to the University of Cambridge in the fall as recipients of Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Dalehite and Weissenbach are among 23 U.S. winners of the scholarship.


Willow Dalehite …
Senior Aneesha Manocha Receives Kanders Churchill Scholarship for Science Policy
Feb. 14, 2023

Congratulations to senior Aneesha Manocha, who will be heading to Cambridge with a Kanders Churchill Scholarship for science policy!

The electrical and computer engineering major will pursue a master’s in public policy. She said she looks forward to learning how to communicate energy systems research effectively to policymakers,…

Princeton Science Writing Internship
Feb. 14, 2023

Interested in writing about scientific research at Princeton for a broader audience? Apply to be the Princeton University Office of the Dean's Research intern! Besides having responsibilities reading scientific papers to interviewing faculty, you will have various professional development opportunities in science journalism and research…

Yale Intercollegiate Symposium 2023
Feb. 13, 2023

The Yale Undergraduate Research Symposium (YURS) is hosting its intercollegiate symposium from April 15-16, 2023!

The symposium aims to support collaboration among various undergraduate populations and explore the intersection between research and liberal arts. There will be a poster board competition with cash prizes for winners…

Applications are Open for the Stanford Research Conference 2023!
Feb. 1, 2023

SRC is Stanford Undergraduate Research Association’s annual research conference that serves as a forum for undergraduates from all over the country to present their work, connect with other researchers, and hear from distinguished leaders in the research community. The tenth annual SRC will be held April 7 to 8, 2023 …

Summer Undergraduate Research Program - New York Blood Center
Jan. 18, 2023
NYBC Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Program Description 

Students selected to participate in the LFKRI-Summer Undergraduate…
Arielle Rivera: Lighting Puerto Rico's Energy Future
Jan. 12, 2023

When Hurricane Maria rocked the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, causing massive damage and long-lasting power outages for millions of people, Arielle Rivera saw a major problem that needed fixing. She and her immediate family, who live on the U.S. mainland, lost touch with several of their relatives on the island.

“We weren’t able to…

NIH Funded Research Opportunity for Spring 2023 Graduates
Jan. 9, 2023

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) opened its NIH-funded Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) application

PREP is a fantastic opportunity for students who will graduate this…

Princeton Students Named Scholars in the Nation’s Service
Dec. 16, 2022

Sixteen students at Princeton University have been selected to join the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI), which funds graduate fellowships and undergraduate summer internships within federal government agencies. Open to all, the 2023 cohort…

Civil engineering student Eleni Retzepis is building your next bridge
Dec. 16, 2022

What does a bunny have in common with steel plates for structural engineering? Models of both can be made at the Princeton University Library (PUL) Makerspace.

Eleni Retzepis, a junior studying Civil and Environmental Engineering, has become a mainstay in the Library’s Makerspace

STEM Resources for BIPOC Students
Dec. 13, 2022

The U.S. The Census Bureau reported that there was a 10% increase in racial diversity in the United States recently. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are fields of study and occupations that advance society. However, according to the Pew Research Center, STEM decision-makers at the academic and employment level have not…

Princeton senior awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship
Dec. 12, 2022

Princeton senior Abdelhamid (Hamid) Arbab has been named a 2023 Marshall Scholar to pursue two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. The Marshall Scholarship offers intellectually distinguished young Americans the opportunity to develop their abilities as future leaders by studying at a UK university of the recipient’s choice.

Five Princeton seniors have been named Schwarzman Scholars
Dec. 7, 2022

Five Princeton seniors have been named Schwarzman Scholars for 2023. The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The Princeton winners are Class of 2023 members&nbsp…

Summer Internship Opportunities at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dec. 6, 2022

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is pleased to announce that applications for 

Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal Article Submissions NOW OPEN
Dec. 1, 2022

Call for Submissions: 

The Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) is pleased to announce that it is accepting submissions for its Spring 2023 issue. CURJ is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary journal that publishes research carried out by undergraduates. We welcome papers by students in all…

Ludwig Princeton Summer Internship
Nov. 28, 2022

Apply now for the Ludwig Princeton Summer Internship, which will take place in the summer of 2023.  Students eligible to apply must be rising sophomores or juniors with an interest in cancer research.  All program details can be found in the flyer, and you can review the website at 

Application for the 2023 National Collegiate Research Conference is Now Open - Deadline Dec. 10
Nov. 28, 2022

The Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA) invites undergraduate students at Princeton University to attend the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) held on January 20-22, 2023. 
NCRC is a large-scale, multidisciplinary forum held annually at Harvard University, where the most accomplished…

Internship immerses undergraduates in quantum research at Princeton and IBM
Nov. 22, 2022

Laura Futamura spent her summer internship analyzing ghostly particles and crafting microscopic diamonds, but one of the most memorable moments came in a parking lot. Waiting out a fire drill outside IBM’s research center in Yorktown Heights, New York, Futamura spotted Talia Gershon, the host of a popular 

Predoctoral Fellow Program at Harvard Business School (HBS).
Nov. 18, 2022

Predoctoral Fellow Program at Harvard Business School (HBS) annually recruits a cohort of recent graduates who have…

Winter funding for health-related, community-engaged projects – apply by Nov. 30
Nov. 17, 2022

Are you interested in a paid, health-related, community-engaged project this winter? If so, apply for funding from the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (

Positions in Biomedical Ethics Research - Post-Bac and Summer Programs
Nov. 8, 2022

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for its 2023 Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research and its 2023-2024 Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (see attached flyers).  Note that the deadline for the post-baccalaureate program is February 7, 2023; the deadline for the summer program is…

Job Opportunities in Research on
Nov. 3, 2022

Pre-doc jobs are now available in research institutions around the country! Check the 

NJ ACTS Clinical Research Management Collaborative Training Series
Oct. 25, 2022

Interested in Expanding your Knowledge in Clinical and Translational Sciences? The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJ ACTS) is inviting you to attend the three-part Clinical Research Management Collaborative Training Series geared to the advancement of clinical and translational research. 


Amplifying Voices Distinguished Lecture: Raven Baxter, PhD
Sept. 21, 2022

In this free public talk, science communicator, molecular biologist and music artist Raven Baxter, Ph.D., aka Raven the Science Maven, will share her passion for breaking through stereotypes about scientists that keep diverse voices from being…

Seeking Undergraduate Research | The Tulane Journal
Aug. 31, 2022

The Tulane Journal of Policy and Political Economy is currently accepting article submissions for its next edition. The deadline for submissions is September 31, at 11:59pm CST. 


In short, the Tulane Journal is an internationally-recognized undergraduate publication focusing on original…

Students Travel the World (Once Again) for Internships in Global Health
Aug. 19, 2022

Wheels up! For the first time in two years, Princeton University students traveled both domestically and abroad for internships in global health. The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) sponsored 91 opportunities for research, senior thesis projects, and other health-focused endeavors during the summer of 2022.

While some…