Princeton Area Alumni Association

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Propellers Sept. 12th Event












Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres




6 P, TUESDAY, September 12th, 2017


Speaker:  Christian Theriault ’07, *08


Co-Founder and CEO, TAG Optics Inc.


“New Directions in Biomedical Screening:  

Adaptive Optics for Live Non-Invasive 3D Volumetric Imaging”

Founded in 2011, TAG Optics designs and manufactures ultra high-speed variable focus lenses for applications ranging from biomedical imaging to laser material processing and robotic vision.  After completing degrees in Molecular Biology and Mechanical Engineering at Princeton, Chris founded two medical device companies in the orthopedic and drug delivery space; he then worked at Signum Biosciences, developing new chemical entities (NCEs) for their central nervous system and dermatology markets.  His talk will survey leading-edge optical imaging techniques for medical applications, and then delve into specific real-time volumetric imaging applications, such as the future of blood-borne pathogen disorder detection, and other medical imaging modalities enabled by TAG Optics’ technology.


Registration Required via

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

Keep the Propellers Flying!

 The Propellers are entirely donations-funded.  

FULLY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contributions can be made:
By check:  to “The Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3)”
  Fouad J. Masrieh, Treasurer
1009 Barclay Blvd., Princeton, NJ
(Please stipulate “for the Propellers”)  
OR by PayPal or Credit Card.

Princeton Alumni may add $30 "for PA3 Dues" 



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Sept 12th Propeller (Second Tuesday) ( Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM )

Speaker: Christian Theriault ’07, *08

Co-Founder and CEO, TAG Optics Inc.

“New Directions in Biomedical Screening:

Adaptive Optics for Live Non-Invasive 3D Volumetric Imaging”

6 PM, Tues., Sept. 12th

Location: Quadrangle Club, 33 Prospect Ave., Princeton, NJ 08544
Cost: Contributions Gratefully Accepted
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Teegger 7 months ago.


First Friday Lunch - October 2017

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.

Allison SimiOn Friday, October 6th, 2017, we will be joined by Allison Simi, a 6th year PhD candidate in Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Allison studies how mechanical properties of the tumor microenvironment influence the malignant potential of the surrounding cells. Tumors are inherently stiffer than normal tissue, and this feature is known to induce changes in the organization and proliferation of cells. Using a 2-D engineered microenvironment to model tissue stiffness, Allison has found that as the stiffness increases, cells frequently acquire more than one nucleus. These "multinucleated" cells are a known driver of cancer. Understanding how the properties of the tumor microenvironment can initiate cancer is essential to the development of effective treatments. 

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

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 your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, October 6th, 2017
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.

First Friday Lunch Ticket
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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Allison Simi, 6th year PhD Candidate in Chemical & Biological Engineering, will discuss her work on cancer cells and treatments.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person mbrs $30 others
Organized by: PA3

Posted by lydia 7 months ago.


Summer Science and Pizza

Wednesday, August 9th
5:30 to 7 pm

This summer science outreach event is primarily for high/middle school students of local PA3 and staff families. The topic will be Introduction of Polymeric Materials and Their Applications in Daily Life. The content is fun and educational that all kids can relate to. It will last for about 1 hour and finished with pizza.

This event is free. However, registration is required.

To register, go to:
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Summer Science and Pizza ( Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM )

Location: Campus Club 5 Prospect Ave Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: Free

Posted by Teegger 8 months ago.


Annual Freshman/Grad Students Ice Cream/Pizza Socials

Join PA3 for our annual welcome events

Thursday, August 24th 

at Campus Club, 5 Prospect Avenue


Ice Cream
Ice-Cream Social 

for local members of the

Great Class of 2021!

Reception for their Parents

5 - 7 pm


PizzaPizza + Beer Social

for incoming local

Graduate Students
7 - 9pmBeer


Contact Lydia or Warren at 

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Ice Cream & Pizza Socials ( Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM )

PA3 welcomes local members of the incoming great class of 2021, along with their parents, for an ice-cream social from 5-7pm.
Following, PA3 welcomes incoming graduate students for a pizza and beer social from 7-9pm.

Location: Campus Club 5 Prospect Ave Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: Free
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Teegger 8 months ago.


PA3 Book Club: September Meeting

August 17, 2017 - The next meeting of the PA3 book club will take place on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, from 7:00-8:30, in East Pyne 111. Our September selection is I'd Die for You and Other Lost Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I'm delighted to announce that the book's editor,
Anne Margaret Daniel *99, will join us for our September 27 discussion.

In October, we will revert to the usual last-Thursday-of-each-month schedule.

The PA3 Book Club (usually) meets on the last Thursday of each month (except July, August & December) from 7:00-8:30 pm at a venue on campus. Selections alternate between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors typically have a Princeton connection.

To be added to the book club mailing list, please email

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Book Club meeting ( Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )
Location: East Pyne 111

Posted by Arlen 9 months ago.