Princeton Students Take Engineering in New Directions Through Senior Thesis Projects

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By Molly Sharlach; additional reporting by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications
June 14, 2018


Katie Kennedy traveled to the Himalayas to study 250-year-old bridges made from living tree roots. Hans Hanley built a tool to close a loophole in online privacy. Meagan Yeh evaluated material for possible use in a fusion reactor.

For Princeton undergraduates, the senior thesis is a chance to pursue original research or creative work on a topic of their own choosing. All students earning bachelor’s degrees complete independent projects. Faculty advisers serve as guides for students as they learn to apply their knowledge in new ways. Below are descriptions of projects by seniors in the engineering school’s six departments. 

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