The gifts made to Princeton through Annual Giving go directly into the University’s operating budget, to be used where they are needed most. Here are a few examples of the areas where gifts to Annual Giving have provided essential support to teaching and learning.
Teaching and Learning
Percussionist Jason Treuting and graphic designer Danielle Aubert, inaugural Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, are spending two years on campus, teaching and collaborating with students and faculty. The fellowships, open to early-career artists in all disciplines, bring new artistic energy to campus while allowing students to learn from professionals.
Before Kovey Coles ’15 came to Princeton, he had limited experience traveling internationally. During the past three years, he has taken advantage of three opportunities to go abroad to four countries through the University's international initiatives. These programs have helped him choose his major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and set him on a career path in global politics.
Eric Wieschaus, Nobel laureate and Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, talks about the importance of teaching science to non-majors and the rewarding experience of working with undergraduates.
In her EQuad laboratory, Lynn Loo is developing lightweight, easily processed, flexible, and often less expensive plastics to replace metals in electronic devices such as circuits and solar panels. At the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, she is advancing that work by forging partnerships with key companies. Loo, who earned her PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton in 2001, is the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemical and biological engineering. She also serves as associate director for external partnerships at the Andlinger Center.
Professor of Electrical Engineering Sanjeev Kulkarni, director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, has been on Princeton’s faculty since 1991. He received the University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2007 and has earned seven Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Undergraduate Engineering Council. Kulkarni served as master of Butler College from 2004 until 2012. He was recently named dean of Princeton's Graduate School, effective March 31, 2014.
Professor Steven Mackey, chair of the Department of Music, is a Grammy Award-winning composer and musician. A member of the faculty since 1985, he was a recipient of the first President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University in 1991.
Steven Mackey, Grammy Award-winning composer and chair of Princeton’s Department of Music, talks about teaching and the importance of music in students’ lives.
Emily Carter is the founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied and computational mathematics.
Princeton freshmen face a difficult choice. Should they learn how cells age or how to curate a museum exhibition? Should they study ethics in financial markets, the tipping points of global warming, or whether there is life on Mars? More than half of each year’s entering class enrolls in freshman seminars.