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US DEPT of ENERGY – A Meeting of Young Minds. Teams aren’t preparing for a baseball or basketball championship, they are preparing for a fierce battle of the minds …

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: US DOE PPPL Jeanne Jackson DeVoe reports New Jersey Regional Science Bowl comes to PPPL Feb. 21 - 22 Local rivals among state-wide competitors for championship. Like most teams preparing for a big competition, the 16 middle school teams and 32 high school teams coming to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on Feb. 21 and 22 are drilling their hardest, discussing strategy, and getting pep talks from their coaches. But these teams aren’t preparing for a baseball or basketball championship, they are preparing for a fierce battle of the minds…
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Historic Disasters – Princeton Strong – Hands Down, Low Wire. Hikers on Cradle Rock Electrocuted

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton, NJ: On February 12, 1993, two 19-year-old lifelong friends died tragically by electrocution. Keith J. Combs, and David Hutchinson, a Hopewell Volunteer Firefighter, were hiking up Cradle Rock, when they came across a dangling high voltage wire 7 feet above the ground, which was uncoated and appeared like rope. Combs touched the wire drawing 25,000 volts through his body. Hutchinson tried to push him off the wire. Both died.
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Coronavirus Global Health Emergency

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University's Aly Kassam-Remtulla, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Operations; Irini Daskalaki, Infectious Disease Physician at University Health Services; Robin Izzo, Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety reports Since the emergence of the new coronavirus in China and declaration of a global health emergency, we have taken the situation seriously and have redoubled our efforts to fulfill a core responsibility we have as an administration: to ensure the health and safety of every member of the University community. It has now been a week since the University first reached out to all…
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Princeton Issues Lethal Wild Deer Removal Activities Notice

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Town of Princeton NJ reports. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to a Community Based Deer Management Permit issued by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Princeton’s agent, White Buffalo, Inc., will conduct lethal deer removal and deer management activities in Princeton on private properties and on one or more of the following public properties starting on or about February 3, 2020 and ending on or before March 15, 2020: • Gulick Farm • Mercer County Herrontown Woods Arboretum • Pretty Brook/Great Road • Rosedale – Green Acres • Historic Overlook and Stony…
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University Students and Staff Returning from Coronavirus Infected China are asked to Self Quarantine

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports Important Update: On Sunday, Feb. 2, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH) provided new guidance to colleges and universities for managing students, faculty, and staff who have returned from mainland China in the last 14 days. The guidance applies to individuals who arrived in the prior to 5 pm February 2. Those who arrived after that time will receive advice about quarantine at the border. This new guidance provides criteria to assess the exposure risk of each individual, placing them into one of three risk categories: high, medium, or low.…
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Novel PPPL invention could improve the efficiency of car and truck engines while reducing pollutants

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: US Department of Energy, Princeton University Princeton Plasma Physics Lab John Greenwald reports When it comes to car and truck engines, not much has changed since Nikolaus Otto invented the modern internal combustion engine in 1876. But the internal combustion engine could, at least theoretically, be in for a big change. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have received a patent from the Patent and Trademark Office for a novel design that could increase the efficiency and reduce toxic emissions from gasoline-fueled internal combustion engines that power millions of cars…
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CLIMATE DISASTERS – At the frontline: Princeton University Environmental Forum addresses climate crises

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton, Mercer (A Coastal Flood Plain) Capital County, NJ: Princeton University Denise Valenti and Tom Garlinghouse, Office of Communications report - In response to the urgent environmental challenges facing the planet, Princeton faculty and alumni who are working to protect the environment gathered for the Princeton Environmental Forum held on campus Oct. 24-25. They came with knowledge, questions and an eagerness to share ideas from the frontlines of science leadership and environmental advocacy. Nearly 700 people attended the event, which centered around a series of discussions featuring 40 speakers in Richardson ;These scientists, policymakers, scholars, authors, and artists and…
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