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Graduate Programs

The majority of outstanding technical problems in today’s science and engineering require a multi-disciplinary approach, and our department has a strong tradition in defining and pursuing new research areas at the intersection of engineering, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, and applied mathematics.

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Undergraduate Programs

The Department offers two accredited degree programs, one in Mechanical Engineering and the other in Aerospace Engineering.  Students who wish to pursue both programs simultaneously can do so with careful planning of course selections.  Either program provides a foundation for a wide range of career objectives and may be combined with certificate programs.

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Meghan Booker

Meghan Booker: Developing Memory Frameworks for Robots

How much memory does a robot need to complete a task? Are there fundamental tradeoffs between memory and task performance? These are the questions Meghan Booker, a fourth-year PhD student in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Princeton, is trying to understand.


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Ryne Beeson

Ryne Beeson: Optimizing Spaceflight

The airfield was Ryne Beeson’s favorite playground growing up. With a father and grandfather who were both pilots, he had the unique opportunity to substitute toy planes and helicopters for real ones.


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