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The SAB Ends the Semester with a Phenomenal Line-up of Initiatives
May 24, 2022

The Student Advisory Board Social Sciences and Life Sciences teams came together to organize a “Dinner and Discourse” event where team leaders Audrey Zhang ‘25 and Kenya Ripley-Dunlap ‘24 hosted 15 undergraduates at Thai Village for a lively conversation about the interconnectedness of art and science. This…

Cyanotype Art
May 24, 2022

CST collaborated with Princeton’s Analog Photography Club for a cyanotype workshop!

Harrison Shapiro '22 named 2022 Pope Prize Winner
May 23, 2022

Harrison Shapiro '22 was named the 2022 recipient of the Pope Prize for Science Writing.

StudioLab Designs
May 3, 2022

Grad student, and long-time StudioLab enthusiast, James Loy laser-cut a windmill that he plans to use at home as a tea dispenser!

RadLab: Jewelry
May 3, 2022

Our second RadLab for the semester was Jewelry Making with Katie Bender. 

Wonder Walk
May 3, 2022

In April, CST kicked off our new Wonder Walk series at the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve.

Kahn and Georges Present at AACU Diversifying STEM Conference
May 3, 2022

CST Executive Director Sami Kahn and Associate Director Penelope Georges presented at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2022 Conference on Diversity, Equity and Student Success.

Dr. Penelope Georges Receives Teaching Award
May 3, 2022

The CST is proud to announce that Dr. Penelope Georges, CST Associate Director, STEM Initiatives, was a recipient of the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Teaching Award! 

Lab Tales: Science Storytelling through Podcasts
May 3, 2022

Graduate students across disciplines met up in March to encourage each other in creating storytelling podcasts blending interdisciplinary research interests.

RadLab: Mechanical Keyboard Design
May 3, 2022

We kicked off our first RadLab of the semester with Mechanical Keyboard Design by Alexander Haywood.

Synth Design Hackathon
May 3, 2022

In March, students gathered in StudioLab to participate in our Synth Design Hackathon.

Artist Stephen Talasnik Visits STC 209
March 22, 2022

Artist Stephen Talasnik paid a visit to STC209 and led students to create organic sculptures made from loops and curves of wood reed. 

Brainy Bites 2 - What Fun it’s ~Bean~
March 16, 2022

On Thursday, March 3rd, several undergraduates gathered in the Coffee Club to learn about the physics of foam and the tricks to beautiful latte art! In the first part of the event, Dr. Janine Nunes, a Research Scholar and Lecturer in the MAE department, and

STC 209 Visits The Hedgehog and the Fox
March 1, 2022

STC 209 is buzzing with creative energy and conversation under the guidance of longtime supporters of the seminar. In the past few weeks, 

Students Interrogate and Tinker with Current Biotechnology in FRS 127
March 1, 2022

How are bacterial communication and sustainable fashion related? Is in vitro meat ethical? If we could LISTEN to data in song rather than visualize it graphically, could pitch and tone variations improve detection of malignant cells? These questions were among some of those posed to introduce the bioengineering concepts…

Authors, Authors!
March 1, 2022

We are pleased to share that the CST’s Inclusive Science Education research group has had an article published in the Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities! The article describes the group’s efforts during the summer of 2020 as…

STC 209 Visits the Light Lab
March 1, 2022

Transformations in Engineering and the Arts, STC209, is back in person and in the StudioLab this spring. This week, Prof. Jane…

Body Builders: A Freshman Seminar Full of Fun Surprises
Dec. 16, 2021

Students from the freshman seminar Body Builders wrapped up the fall semester this week. Over the course of the semester, students surveyed recent advances in biotechnology and created bioart representations of those concepts.  The course ended with a public exhibition of student works, which included garments created using sustainable…

Animal Puzzle Gift Making Workshop
Dec. 15, 2021

Last Thursday, CST student technicians cut out over 60 animal puzzles using StudioLab’s laser cutter. Attendees chose from a collection of available designs and then observed the fabrication process. The tiger was the most popular design (not surprising) while the duck came in at a close second (interesting). If you missed the event and want to…

A Whole ~Latte~ Fun at Brainy Bites
Dec. 15, 2021

On December 7, the CST’s new event series, Brainy Bites, made its debut! This program aims to bring science to the forefront of conversations about foods that we may interact with every day but seldom take a moment to think about, and what a better way to kick off the series than with some coffee. By collaborating with the phenomenal, student…

Student Advisory Board Kicks Off the Academic Year!
Dec. 1, 2021

In the second week of November, the CST’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) gathered for its first meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year! Over a high-energy dinner, student board members had the opportunity…

Evnin Lecture 2021: Calling Bullsh*t: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
Nov. 28, 2021

On Tuesday March 30, 2021, Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom of the University of Washington, co-authors of Calling Bullsh*t: The Art of Skepticism in a Digital World, delivered the Anthony B. Evnin Lecture, virtually. In the video below,…

Diversifying STEM Curriculum Keynote
Nov. 16, 2021

On October 28th, Prof. Stefana Parascho (ARC) and Dr. Sami Kahn (CST) presented a virtual keynote at the Technical University of Munich’s School of Engineering and…

MakeNet Fall Crawl
Nov. 16, 2021

On the Thursday before Halloween, Princeton students trekked across campus to visit the University's creative technology spaces in hopes of winning fabulous prizes. The occasion was MakeNet's first ever event, appropriately titled Fall Crawl. StudioLab participated, of course, and we had a fantastic time.