High Water Line: New Jersey
Christina Gerhardt, HMEI's 2021-22 Barron Visiting Professor in the Environmental Humanities, talks about the motivation behind High Water Line: New Jersey, a public-facing project she organized for spring 2022 to walk and chalk the future shoreline of New Jersey as projected by climate scientists. The video documents the experience of and responses to one of a series of walking tours in Sayreville, New Jersey, that were central to the project. Princeton faculty, staff and students observed how the riverside town is adapting — and will need to adapt — to sea-level rise, while outlining its future shoreline and the neighborhoods yet to be inundated in a future shaped by climate change. An online archive for the project includes a downloadable self-guided walking tour map of Sayreville, links to media coverage about the project, and video from the series of related expert panels held on Princeton's campus that engaged the public in understanding the impacts of sea-level rise on the New Jersey shoreline. Visit the archive on the HMEI site: https://environment.princeton.edu/highwaterline. (Video by Orangebox Pictures)
This unsung technology is driving major advances in public health
From mRNA vaccines to antimalarial drugs, vast global health initiatives depend on nanoparticle technology to deliver medicine to target cells. Robert K. Prud’homme has led a team of Princeton University researchers for 20 years in developing a simple way to formulate these medicines in a precise, scalable process called flash nanoprecipitation. First invented in 2003 in a Princeton engineering lab, today this process and its enabling devices have been adopted by some of the world’s largest and most important health organizations to fight COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, toxoplasmosis and other life-threatening diseases that have an outsized impact across the Global South. In this video, Prud’homme speaks about the nature of his innovation and its role in the field of medicine. See this story for more details: https://engineering.princeton.edu/news/2022/05/02/our-covid-vaccines-would-not-exist-without-unsung-princeton-technology
Claudia and Laura, Paths in Computer Science at Princeton University
Claudia and Laura Roberts are sisters both enrolled in the graduate program at Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science pursuing degrees in Computer Science. This story outlines their path to Princeton and how their research is helping to create a safer internet for future generations.