News

Ben Weissenbach '20 Winner of Pope Prize
June 9, 2020

The recipient of the 2020 Pope Prize for Science Writing is Ben Weissenbach '20.

UTEP Geoscience Workshop
Sept. 15, 2020

CST Associate Director Catherine Riihimaki led a virtual workshop for the Department of Geological Sciences at UTEP. This first-of-its-kind workshop brought together UTEP faculty to create strategic action items to increase their student enrollment, engage students in research, and coordinate their curriculum.

Rube Goldberg Challenge Winners!
July 23, 2020

Thank you to all of the participants for joining the CST's inaugural Rube Goldberg ® Challenge!

Winding Road to Academia
June 24, 2020

In the first of our “Winding Path to Academia” series, Professor Brian Kernighan *69 joined us to talk about his journey from undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto and graduate work at Princeton to a career at Bell Labs...

Tyrone Hayes Delivers Evnin Lecture
Feb. 14, 2020

Turning a childhood love of frogs into a battle with one of the largest pesticide companies is some people’s dream, others’ nightmare, and Dr. Tyrone Hayes’ reality. He told his life story as a distinguished speaker in CST’s Evnin Lecture series...

The Lab, Reimagined
Feb. 3, 2020

Catherine Riihimaki's workshop, "The Lab, Reimagined" facilitated discussion on how to reimagine a traditional science or engineering lab.

Living at the Intersection Symposium 2020
Dec. 17, 2019

The Living at the Intersection Symposium (LIS) 2020 will examine the topic of “Truth and Evidence” at the intersection of STEM and the arts humanities and social sciences.

Soldering and Snow Globes in the StudioLab
Dec. 16, 2019

We had a full house in the StudioLab on Friday for our “Learn how to Solder: Make a Light-up Snowglobe” Café. StudioLab Café Coordinator, Cynthia Vu instructed students on basic soldering techniques in order to create a circuit using a battery, a switch, and a small LED...

The Science of Food Preservation
Nov. 22, 2019

It was “standing room only” for our “Science of Food Preservation” StudioLab Café on November 22, 2019. Over 50 attendees learned about the microbiology of pickling from Robbie LeDesma (MOL-Ph.D. Student), who led the event...

Book Published
Nov. 16, 2019

CST Executive Director, Sami Kahn, enjoyed a well-attended presentation and book signing at the National Science Teaching Association’s 2019 conference in Cincinnati, OH on Nov. 15-16.

Communicating the Biological Mechanisms of HIV
Nov. 14, 2019

What do HIV infection and opioid addiction have in common? Rapid escalation in their spread across the US, use of needles as a primary means of delivery to the body, and stigma for those directly and indirectly affected.

Biohacking and Performance
Nov. 4, 2019

Artist Kathryn Hamilton visited THR/STC 210A: Storytelling with Technology for Performance to demonstrate how she uses tools from biohacking and performance to explore current developments in...

Princeton Radio Control Club Soars
Nov. 3, 2019

On November 2-3, 2019, eight new Princeton Radio Control Club (PRCC)(link is external) members learned to fly rectangular flight patterns by maintaining altitude and correcting for wind to maintain heading. All four flight controls were explained both on the ground and in a flight...

Maker Outreach with the Princeton Public Library
Oct. 29, 2019

The StudioLab's Cynthia Vu '21 and Sara Ryave '24 led a "Light Up Wand" session at the Princeton Public Library.

Nature, Art, and the Subjectivity of Color
Oct. 10, 2019

You are a 19th century botanist, traveling through the Tropics to document the multicolored orchids found there.

Christopher Tignor in the StudioLab
Oct. 3, 2019

Musician, composer, and software engineer Christopher Tignor gave a lecture and demo of his amazing generative compositions in the Studio lab for the Storytelling with Technology for Performance class.

Meet Cynthia
Oct. 1, 2019

Cynthia Vu '21, concentrating in English/Creative Writing, is our StudioLab Café Coordinator who facilitates discussions and presentations on Café Fridays from Noon-3:00 p.m. She created these lanterns in the lab inspired by a legend about a girl named Hoshi. Hoshi witnessed falling stars in the night sky and folded up paper ones to try and...

Science Communication
Sept. 27, 2019

CST's Associate Director of Science Education, Catherine Riihimaki shared her insights and expertise of effective science communication via her collaboration on the new Princeton podcast "All for Earth".

Women in STEM Panel Discussion
Sept. 9, 2019

The Class of 2023 learned about the numerous opportunities in STEM from a few of the many accomplished women faculty, students, and researchers.

Student Advisory Board Established
Aug. 27, 2019

The CST held its first Student Advisory Board (SAB) meeting on October 14th.  The lively discussion ranged from means of ensuring StudioLab access for student organizations to advising CST staff on efficient and effective ways of reaching students.

CST Executive Director Appointed
June 17, 2019

Dr. Sami Kahn has joined us as Executive Director of the Council on Science and Technology.

2019 Pope Prize Winner
June 5, 2019

Congratulations to Madelyn Broome '19, the recipient of the 2019 Gregory T. Pope '80 Prize for science writing. The Pope Prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior for outstanding articles or papers on scientific topics written for a broad audience.

Science Communication, Outreach and Education
May 13, 2019

On Thursday, May 9th, Shannon Swilley Greco, the Science Education Senior Program Associate in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s Science Education Office facilitated an interactive workshop in our StudioLab on “How to be a Better Outreach Educator”.

Building More Inclusive Educational Environments in Physics
May 10, 2019

On Friday, May 24, Noah Finkelstein *98 gave a talk on “Building more inclusive edu