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March 13th Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT  

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

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FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

 

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

6 P, TUESDAY, March 13th, 2018

 

Speaker:  Neil Chatterjee, ’15

CEO & Founder, Andrena

 

“Democratizing the Internet: 

Marshaling Blockchain for Wi-Fi Without ISPs”

 

Imagine a world where you don’t need traditional ISPs to get Internet access.  It’s already here, in Princeton:  home Internet at a fraction of the cost.  With the FCC’s recent Title II/Net Neutrality repeal, Neil founded Andrena to deliver community powered Internet.  Via purchase of data links to the greater Internet in bulk and employment of a community of blockchain-based wireless devices that automatically assemble, Andrena covers what’s known as “the Last Mile.”  Following a successful pilot with Princeton University and area businesses in 2017, Andrena is deploying its devices throughout town.  In addition to the technical aspects, Neil will explain how consumers transition from a traditional ISP to a blockchain-based wireless service.

 

Registration Required via propellers.princetonaaa.org

 

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, April 10th (6 P)


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Federal Reserve Gold Vault Tour

PA3 is once again sponsoring a tour of the Federal Reserve Gold Vault!

This popular event is a fun educational opportunity; people come from all over the world to visit it!

Tour time: Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.

Meet at 8:45 a.m. at 44 Maiden Lane in NYC. While the tour is free, you must get their on your own. Take NJ Transit to Newark, then the PATH train to WTC.

The group size is limited to 25 people, so please sign up early!

More details on this sign-up sheet linked here

Questions? Email Ann Huang at .parents@princetonaaa.org


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A Lecture by Howard Wainer, PhD *68, P07

 

GRAPHS AS POETRY

 C.J. Minard, W.E.B. Du Bois and the Great Migration

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6-8pm

East Pyne Room 010, Princeton University campus

Wine & Cheese Reception at 6:00pm - Lecture at 6:30pm

Admission is free

Questions & pregistration: Lydia at activities@princetonaaa.org 


WEB Du Bois circle chart

 

Visual displays of empirical information are too often thought to be just compact summaries that, at their best, can clarify a muddled situation. This is partially true, as far as it goes, but it omits the magic.  We have long known that data visualization is an alchemist that can make good scientists great and transform great scientists into giants.   In this talk we will see that sometimes, albeit too rarely, the combination of critical questions addressed by important data and illuminated by evocative displays can achieve a transcendent, and often wholly unexpected, result. At their best, visualizations can communicate emotions and feelings in addition to cold, hard facts.   

 


Howard Wainer *68 P07, was on the faculty of The University of Chicago until 1977, was in Washington during the Carter administration; was Principal Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service from 1980 until 2001; was Distinguished Research Scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners and Professor of Statistics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 until 2016. He is now in his post-employment career as statistician and author.

Dr. Wainer has been the recipient of many honors, among them: 

  • The E. F. Lindquist Award for Outstanding Research in Testing & Measurement, 
  • The Psychometric Society Lifetime Achievement Award, 
  • The Samuel J. Messick Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association,  and The Career Achievement Award from The National Council on Measurement and Evaluation.

He has published over 450 articles and chapters and 23 books. His most recent book is Truth or Truthiness: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by Learning to Think like a Data Scientist, which was published by Cambridge University Press and was named “top 6 books of 2016” by the Financial Times of London. 

He is currently writing a history of statistical graphics in collaboration with Michael Friendly *71. It is tentatively entitled On The Origin of Graphic Species, and will be published by Harvard University Press.


 

Flow maps of  the Great Migration: Figurative maps showing the flows of non-white migrants in America, 1880–1940, using a design inspired by C.J. Minard


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Location: East Pyne 010, Princeton campus
Cost: Free - Preregistration requested
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First Friday Lunch - September 2018

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  

Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons


Mai Nguyen, PhD candidate in Psychology, will be the guest speaker.  How do we represent complex information in the brain over time and how do individual differences in understanding or behavior affect these neural representations? To answer these questions, Mai uses neuroimaging methods (fMRI) to measure brain activity while people are engaged in tasks such as watching movies, listening to stories, or even interacting with others. Her work generally shows that shared understanding is reflected in shared neural responses. 

Please join us.  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!


Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues).

Lunch includes three courses, a complementary soft drink and coffee/tea.  Wine/beer offered a la carte.

Pre-registration is preferred.

>> Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black! <<
 



Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.


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First Friday Lunch - March 2018

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons
 

Mayank Misra is a PhD candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Levin Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  Mayank was formerly a civil rights lawyer in the High Courts of Delhi and Bombay, and the Supreme Court of India. He completed a masters in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School in 2014, was a fellow at the New York Public Library, and consulted for the Open Society foundations, before returning to Princeton as a PhD student.

Mayank's research as an ecologist, focuses on the evolution of modularity in socio-ecological systems - or how human beings organize to endure in the face of shifting fortunes.

Axelrod and Hamilton suggested that every resource available to an individual is more readily available to cooperating individuals; and we see cooperation all around us. From the cells within our bodies, to near immortal ant colonies, lichen supra-organisms, and ecosystems arranged across scales in time and space, the story of life is one of cooperation writ large. 

In his talk Mayank will discuss socio-ecological systems in general, and his study system in the Banni grasslands in India in particular, tying together how the colonially inspired planting of a tree may have led to people behaving (and dressing) differently.  

Please join us.  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!

Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary soft drink and coffee/tea. [**Wine/beer offered a la carte**] 
Pre-registration is preferred.

>> Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.


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Mayank Misra, PhD candidate at the Woodrow Wilson school, will discuss the evolution of cooperation (and modularity) in socio-ecological systems.

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Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
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