Engineering and a Sustainable Society

Princeton places the study of engineering within the context of a liberal arts education, encouraging students to become engineers who conduct their work with an awareness of social, economic, and cultural factors. As a result, Princeton engineers think broadly and make innovative use of technology in seeking solutions to the major challenges of our time. They work with scientists and policy makers to develop sources of sustainable energy, mitigate climate change, and improve health around the world.

Through Aspire, we created:

  • 10 Professorships
  • 2 Preceptorships
  • 1 Visiting Professorships
  • More than $65M for research, including for graduate fellowships and equipment

“In our view, solving societal problems and educating leaders go hand in hand.”

—H. Vincent Poor *77, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering