Princeton Area Alumni Association

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Back-to-School Socials for Freshmen and Grad Students



PA3 welcomes the Class of 2022 and new Graduate Students!

Monday August 27, 2018

Campus Club, 5 Prospect Ave, Princeton


Ice-Cream Social

for members of the Class of 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Incoming freshmen from the greater Princeton area

will meet classmates and alumni

and test their knowledge of Princeton trivia


campus club

Parents of the Class of 2022 

will have the opportunity to meet and mingle

with one another and local alumni

across the foyer at the Club


Pizza + Beer Social

for incoming Graduate Stuents

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Incoming grad students from the greater Princeton area

will meet fellow students and alumni



Join us to help welcome

the new future alumni

of our alma mater!

Contact Lydia '83 at to register.

Looking forward to seeing you in your orange & black!

PA3 thank you





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Posted by CatNewt 11 months ago.


Trenton Thunder Baseball Game!


PA3 Goes Out to the Old Ball Game!


Join PA3 and celebrate America's favorite pastime
as we watch
the Trenton Thunder take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 

TWICE!! IN A DOUBLE-HEADER [Game 2 immediately follows Game 1]

on Saturday, August 18, 2018 beginning at 5:00pm
from the comfort of a private luxury suite
at Arm & Hammer Park. 

Trenton Thunder Luxury Suite The climate-controlled suites on the third level of the ballpark feature indoor and outdoor seating, wait service and a flat screen TV. We'll also have a buffet with burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, and snacks and soda. (Cold beer is, of course, available at the park and can be bought a la carte by individuals.)  Our suite, number 3, is right along the first base line! 

Game 1 begins at 5 p.m.
Stay afterward for the Fireworks Spectacular!
** It's also Military Appreciation Night at the ballpark. **

The Thunder, who are celebrating their 25th year this summer
by branding themselves on Fridays as the Thunder Pork Roll,
is New Jersey's own Championship American Minor League baseball team
and a Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.   

This family-friendly event kicks off the new fiscal year
as we welcome new members to PA3
and say a big THANK-YOU to our dues-paying members. 
PA3 thank you

Tickets are $40 each, with a special discounted price of $20 for PA3 dues-paying members.

Purchase tickets using the PayPal button below. 


We anticipate this to be a well-attended event.
The capacity of the box is limited to 25 people,
so ACT NOW if you plan to join us.
Each PA3 member is limited to 4 tickets at the discounted rate.  

Contact Pete at with questions

Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Game 1 starts at 5:00  p.m.

Game 2 immediately follows
at Arm & Hammer Park,
50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ.
With your ticket, you can enter the park at 4:00 p.m. On-site parking is $3.  

And to pay your dues now and get the discounted ticket price, click here!



Reception & Game Ticket
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Trenton Thunder Game ( Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM )

PA3 Goes Out to the Old Ball Game!

Join PA3 for a night of America's favorite pasttime as we watch the Trenton Thunder roll past their opponents from our luxury suite on August 18. Sign up now! The suite has a maximum capacity of 25!

Posted by lydia 11 months ago.


PA3 Book Club: September meeting

July 10, 2018 - The book club is taking a summer break and will resume its usual last-Thursday schedule on September 27 from 7-8:30 pm in the Frist Class of 1952 Room. Our September selection is:

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington 1893.

The PA3 book club meets on the last Thursday evening of each month (except July, August & December) from 7-8:30, usually in East Pyne or Frist. Selections alternate (with occasional exceptions) between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors or books typically have a Princeton connection.

A list of all books the club has discussed can be found here.

Book club meetings are open to all PA3 members, and no RSVP is necessary. Selections are announced in PA3's monthly newsletter and on this website.

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What We Do


Established in 2016, the Princeton Propellers showcase technical innovation --- across the entire Princeton Gown & Vicinity ecosystem.  We do this by bringing together a diverse set of players whose paths would not normally cross:  faculty, students, alumni, venture capitalists, bankers, scientists, engineers, physicians, intellectual property attorneys, policy developers and other technical innovation stakeholders in the Greater Princeton area.

The Propellers are an initiative of the Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3). We meet monthly at Quadrangle Club, 33 Prospect Avenue, adjacent to the Princeton Campus, the Second Tuesday of each month (September – June) 6 – 8 P, for a cocktail party anchored by an entrepreneur's issue-oriented talk and followed by vigorous Q & A.  Our slogan is "Getting Things Off the Ground --- and Bringing Them Back to Earth!"  That's what Propellers do.


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)”
  Dan Hayes-Patterson, Treasurer
261 State Road, Princeton, NJ
(Please stipulate “for the Propellers”)  
OR by PayPal or Credit Card (see Donate Button below).

Princeton Alumni may add $30 "for PA3 Dues"


Speakers & Topics
(click on dates below for details)

  • April 2019: Evan J Conte, MD, Binghamton ’05, Albert Einstein School of Medicine ’09 Trenton Orthopaedic Group at the Rothman Institute Pioneering Techniques in Shoulder Replacement:  Past, Present and Future

  • March 2019: Andrew Voros, Rutgers ’80, Senior VP, PrevenTive Conservation USA, A Division of ExecuTREK Systems, LLC, Recent Developments in Photocatalysis for Air Pollution Abatement And Self-Cleaning Exteriors: Passive, Affordable, Green, Sustainable

  • February 2019: George Powch, MIT ’69, Stanford *71 & HBS *73, CEO, VerLASE Technologies LLC, Color Technology Options in NextGen Smart Phones & Devices:, A Case for MicroLED Display

  • December 2018F J Mallen, MD, Pratt Institute ’70; M J Berry II, University of California Berkeley, ’89;  & John Frederick ’51, Assessing a New Treatment for Age-Related Macular Degeneration - A Panel Discussion

  • November 2018:José Avalos, Universidad Iberoamericana ’96, Assistant Professor, CBE, Princeton, Engineering Microbes to Sustain Planet Earth

  • October 2018: Jacob Loewenstein '11, The Phone is Only the Beginning: What It Will Take To Make AR Worth Wearing a Computer on Your Face
  • June 2018: Aly Cohen, MD & Clay Patterson, Equipping the Next Generation to Lead Long, Healthy Lives And Cope with the Velocity of Technological Advance
  • May 2018: Jonathan Lu '18, Stakeholder Mechanics in Shaping Climate Change Policy: Weighing Carbon Fee & Dividend Options for New Jersey
  • April 2018: Konrad P. Kording, Technical Innovations in Data Driven Medicine:  Cross Validating Methods in Disease Detection, Diagnosis & Treatment
  • March 2018: Neil Chatterjee '15, Democratizing the Internet:  Marshaling Blockchain for Wi-Fi Without ISPs
  • February 2018: Alain L. Kornhauser *71, Autonomous Vehicles: Where Are We Going & How Will We Get There? De-Fogging Your Shift from a Drive to a Trip
  • January 2018: Daniel J. Cohen '08, Crowd Control: Swarm Engineering for Medicine & Biotechnology
  • December 2017: Stephanie Thomas, Adventures in Astronautics:  From Fusion Rockets to Pluto – to Getting the Grants to Pay for Them
  • October 2017: Devin Walsh ’11, Beyond Bitcoin:  How Blockchain is Transforming: Cryptocurrency, Commerce and the Arts
  • September 2017: Christian Theriault ’07 *08, New Directions in Biomedical Screening: Adaptive Optics for Live Non-Invasive 3D Volumetric Imaging
  • June 2017: Joy Meserve, Jump-Starting the Entrepreneurial Drive in Children: Giving Them Space to Do Something Big
  • May 2017: Tyler Hopf *15, Remodeling Reality:  Designing for and with Virtual Reality
  • April 2017: Will Watts ’09, Accelerating Into the Future: Building Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
  • December 2016: Sherrie Preische *95, Harnessing Data Analytics to Drive Election Outcomes
  • October 2016: Megan Partridge ’14, Rebranding Sustainability: Social Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries
  • September 2016: Kevin Wong ’05, The Outsider’s Innovation Advantage  
  • June 2016: Dora Mitchell *08, Talking vs. Doing: Successes in Applied Entrepreneurship
  • May 2016: Mark Tanner ’12, Rapid Growth in a Competitive Sector: A Cautionary Tale
  • April 2016: Andrés I. Perez-Benzo ’13, To Raise or Not to Raise: How to Capitalize Your Startup

Posted by Arlen 11 months ago.


Summer Science & Pizza for Middle & High Schoolers

Summer Science and Pizza returns this summer on July 10th fromm 5:30 to 7PM. This science outreach event is primarily for high/middle school students of local PA3 members and staff families. This year the scientific field is shifted from Material Science to Molecular Biology, and our topic will be Enzymes: The Biological Machines That Keep Your Body Moving! The content is fun and educational that all kids can relate to. It will last for about one hour and finished with pizza.

This event is free. However, registration is required by following the link below, which gives address:

Please register as soon as possible so we know how many pies to buy!

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Summer Science and Pizza ( Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM )
Location: Thomas Laboratory Room 118 Washington Road Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost: No Charge
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Teegger 12 months ago.