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Keller Center: A Decade of 'Broadening Pathways' to Positive Impact in Society

October 13th, 2015
Hannah Miller, right, has participated in several Keller Center programs including serving on the center's student advisory board and finding an internship with a startup company. Here she talks with fellow students at Keller's eLab Demo Day in 2014. (Photo by Victoria Sulewski/Photobuddy for the Office of Engineering Communications)

Ten years ago, the founding director of Princeton University's new center for engineering education set a simple goal: "To inject more engineering into the liberal arts and inject more of the liberal arts into engineering."

"We saw technology affecting nearly every aspect of public and private life and knew we needed to broaden engineering education far beyond its traditional borders," said H. Vincent Poor, now dean of the School of Engineering Applied Science. "Our vision was to teach technology more broadly in a societal context and also to engage with the community outside the University."

This purpose was reflected in the center's inaugural programs: the integrated Engineering, Mathematics and Physics course for incoming engineers, a set of cross-disciplinary courses including an entrepreneurship class, and the first annual Innovation Forum. Over the past 10 years, the Keller Center has continued these initiatives and expanded much further.

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