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Graduate Alumni: First Friday Lunch - November 1, 2019

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First Friday Lunch - November 1, 2019

Please sign up for the December lunch here.


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

Becca Napolitano is a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  With her thesis advisor, Professor Branko Glisic, she is working on the development and use of non-invasive 3D imaging technology in the assessment and preservation of historic structures, including the Palazzo Vecchio and the Baptistery di San Giovanni.  An overview of her work may be found here:

Becca’s research focus is at the intersection of civil engineering, computer science, and historic preservation as it pertains to diagnostics of historic infrastructure. In a world moving more and more towards green infrastructure and smart cities, she studies how we can use new tools such as convolutional neural networks, manifold learning, physics-based modeling, and cyber physical systems can to preserve and adaptively reuse older structures. She has received a variety of awards for her research, teaching, and mentoring including Female Innovator of the Year, Woman of Innovation, the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton Award for Excellence, and the Graduate School of Princeton University Teaching award. She received her Master’s in Civil Engineering from Princeton University in 2017 where her thesis was titled “3D and virtual documentation of cultural heritage structures.” Additionally, she received her bachelor’s in physics and Classical Languages at Connecticut College in 2015. 

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

Specially priced at $28/person (or $32 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues).  Lunch includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee/tea. Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket on the PayPal button below.


Pre-registration is required, by 9am on the day of the luncheon.

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
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.

Registration (if not via Paypal) or questions:  Send email to Tom Swift via:

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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, November 1, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM )

Graduate student Becca Napolitano discussed her work using advanced engineering tools to assess the condition of fragile historic buildings, including the famed Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.

Location: Nassau Club
Cost: $28 per person for members, $33 others
Organized by: Thomas Swift

Posted by tmswift about 4 years ago.