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, 2019

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. 

“The independent thinking was a great way to round out my time at Princeton,” said Kennedy, a civil and environmental engineering major who graduated June 5. She added that she found it rewarding “to lead a project on my own and think through the entire process of what questions I wanted to answer and how to answer them.”

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