All Princetonians know that our last few months of college are also some of our busiest, thanks to the senior thesis. But the nation’s smartest and preppiest students have found ways to make this graduation requirement more bearable. One tradition – that the Band hopes to take part in this year – is the incorporation of a random phrase into students’ theses.
A central mission of the IAC is the education, research, and training of students at Princeton University. The IAC also collaborates with researchers in industry and other academic institutes. Recent IAC users include over 250 students and researchers from 18 departments and centers on campus. Undergraduate students are provided with the opportunity to operate various electron microscopes during class and later utilize these instruments in research for their senior thesis. The research experience provided by the IAC has helped students win many national awards including the AFCEA National Grand Prize for Science, the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship, the Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship, National Science Foundation Fellowship, etc.
For her senior thesis, Greenberg unearthed the histories of several student traditions also referred to as pranks such as the Poler's Recess and Cane Spree. She researched the evolution of these traditions, some of which started in the 1860s, by poring through the archives at Mudd Library, inter-viewing hundreds of alumni and consulting an on-campus Princetoniana expert.
A bunch of Link lab senior thesis students graduated. Cathy Chen is headed to medical school at the University of Mississippi, Maria Chen is pursuing an MD/PhD at Baylor, Bozhena Lisko is working at Goldman-Sachs, Allyse Terrell is working at Capital One, and Michelle Wu will be joining Stanford for a PhD. Yan Wu, who spent time in the lab from the summer before his senior year in high school through his junior year at Princeton, also graduated and will be headed to UCSD for a PhD.