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Incoming Freshmen & Grad Student Socials

August 24:  The location is at Campus Club, 5 Prospect Ave., Princeton.
Please RSVP to Lydia at
Ice Cream Social for incoming freshmen and alumni
5 to 7 PM

Social for Parents of incoming freshmen
5 PM to 7

Beer and Pizza Social for incoming graduate students and alumni
7 to 9 PM

Every year, PA3 welcomes the incoming freshmen and incoming graduate students from the local area with a dual event: an ice cream social for the freshmen and a beer&pizza social for the grad students.  We request alumni and current students to attend, as well, to answer questions and generally give a rousing welcome to these shiny, new tigers.   If you stick around for the dual event, you will get a backwards dinner (dessert first) and have great fun - we promise!  Please RSVP.

PA3 also warmly welcomes the parents. We want to celebrate with you on your child's success. As you drop your student off on 8/24 for the social event, please come to the parents' event next door. You will be meeting other PA3 parents and asking them about the exciting journey ahead at Princeton. There will be snack provided. It's a great chance of social while waiting for your child to finish his/her event. Hope to see you there!   Please RSVP.
- Ann Huang, PA3 Parents Committee Chair & Current Princeton Parent

Please join us in welcoming the new crop of grad students before they are buried in course work, nose-deep in dissertations, and hidden in research labs.  Free beer and pizza.  Please RSVP.

Related Events

Incoming Grad Student Social ( Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM )
Location: Campus Club, 5 Prospect Ave., Princeton
Cost: Free

Social for Parents of Incoming Freshmen ( Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM )
Location: Campus Club, 5 Prospect Ave., Princeton
Cost: Free

Incoming Freshmen Ice Cream Social ( Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM )
Location: Campus Club, 5 Prospect Ave., Princeton
Cost: Free

Posted by Princeton AAA over 1 year ago.



Join fellow alumni on the lawn of Nassau Hall to cheer on the incoming freshmen class, the class of 2020!   Reunions P-Rade attire encouraged...


Sept 11 at 4 pm.  

Related Events

Pre-Rade ( Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM )
Location: Nassau Lawn
Cost: Free

Posted by Princeton AAA over 1 year ago.


An Evening with Prof. Bonnie Bassler - Tuesday May 17th, 2016

PA3 Invites You to Join Our Special Guest

Bonnie L. Bassler
Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology
Chair, Department of Molecular Biology

For a Stimulating Discussion of her Recent research

Professor Bonnie L. Bassler, Princeton University

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
6pm, Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton

Please join us
for an evening of discussion
with wine and hors d'oeuvres

Don't miss this rare opportunity to engage with Princeton superstar Bonnie Bassler, whose lab is doing vanguard research in Molecular Biology.  
Learn more about Bonnie Bassler prior to our May 17th event, by viewing her TED Talk (click 

Please register with Paypal below
$25/person (dues paying members) - $30/person (others)

Questions? Contact Matt Howard *14 or Lydia Zaininger '83 at  

Related Events

Bonnie Bassler Event ( Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Nassau Club, Princeton

Posted by Princeton AAA over 1 year ago.


PA3 "Second Tuesdays" Propeller

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 - 6pm


After graduating from Princeton in 2012, Mark spent a year at Google coordinating major sports partnerships for YouTube and Google+.  While at Google, he developed a passion for building and designing products.  In late 2013, Mark left Google and joined the team that launched Movo. 

Movo designed and manufactured a fully customizable activity tracker for companies looking to engage employees around the importance of health and wellness.  Over the course of two years, Movo built a client roster of major companies including, Subway, UBS, Johnson and Johnson, Princeton University and Burger King. 

As CEO and Co-Founder, Mark designed Movo’s hardware and software products, built an efficient supply chain in China, oversaw Movo’s global distribution center in Indianapolis and constructed and contributed to an effective sales and marketing strategy.

After two years of work and over 10,000 devices sold, Movo hit a crossroads.  Their lean team and limited resources made it difficult to sustain their success and scale their operation.  With market leaders struggling in the space, the challenges began to overwhelm the investors who ultimately decided to wind the operation down. 

Mark is eager to share his story as a cautionary tale of fast growth in a competitive sector. 


Posted by lydia over 1 year ago.


First Friday Lunch - May 6, 2016

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.

James Smith, PhD Candidate in GeosciencesOn Friday, May 6th, 2016, we will be joined by James A. Smith, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geosciences Seismologists now research datasets of unprecedented size and complexity. For example, we are imaging the Earth's interior using over 4,000 earthquakes recorded at over 3,000 stations across the globe. In order to effectively utilize these datasets in modern seismic workflows, the data must be sensibly organized and the computational resources efficiently used. In other words, what good is a supercomputer if you are always reading and writing data? James will discuss ASDF, a modern data format for seismology that offers new ways to exchange and query large datasets, reproduce results, and decrease the time to research.

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 beverage (wine, beer, soft drink) and coffee/tea. Pre-registration is preferred.

>> Looking forward to seeing your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, May 6th, 2016
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.

Lunch Reservation
Related Events

First Friday Lunch ( Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/dues-paying member $30 others
Organized by: PA3

Posted by lydia over 1 year ago.