Princeton Research Day introduces innovative work to new audiences

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
by jtalaric

From Aristotle explained through the lens of a soccer match to a technique for measuring a human's heart rate by using a webcam, the second annual Princeton Research Day served up a day full of intriguing findings from across the University.

The Thursday, May 11, event on campus featured more than 140 presentations by undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other campus researchers from engineering, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and the arts. Even a few high school students who work with campus researchers participated.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber, speaking at the day-ending awards presentation, said Princeton Research Day highlights a key aspect of the University's mission.

"Research is obviously one of the things that distinguishes us in our mission," Eisgruber said. "We aspire to contribute to the world through the research we do, the discoveries we make and the ideas we're able to get out to the world. But it's also an indispensable element of the teaching we do here." 

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