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December '19 Propeller









Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres



6 P, TUESDAY, December 10th, 2019

Speaker:  Greg Matzat

Engineer and Offshore Wind Consultant

 “Harnessing Ocean Winds to Generate Clean Energy for NJ & the US”


Since 2016, northeast states in the US have committed to build 20,000 MW of offshore wind on the continental shelf --- enough to power every home and business in New Jersey.  Governor Murphy has set a goal of 3,500 MW of offshore wind by 2030; and this past June, the NJ Board of Public Utilities announced the winner of its first offshore wind solicitation:  Orsted’s Ocean Wind --- an 1,100 MW project to be built off Atlantic City. Offshore wind turbines dwarf those seen on land. The newest rise more than 850 feet above the water and have blades longer than football fields.  Their foundations may be “bottom-fixed” (to the seafloor) OR float. Greg Matzat, past manager of DOE’s Offshore Wind R & D program, will bring more than 30 years’ experience in marine and clean energy technologies to our discussion, ranging from construction to markets to policy.  In particular, he will plunge us into some surprising pros and cons of offshore wind, relating to:  the market for this clean energy source; the design of the turbines, foundations and balance of plant; how the huge turbines are actually installed; and responsible approaches that simultaneously serve the interests of electric customers; stewardship of the environment; and  the creation of good-paying jobs.

Registration Required via

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, January 14th (6 P)


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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:

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

First Friday Lunch Ticket
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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 over 1 year ago.


November '19 Propeller











Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres



6 P, TUESDAY, November 12th, 2019

Speaker:  Andrew Voros


President, PrevenTive Conservation, LLC


“Technical Innovations in Conserving Museum Collections & Architectural Heritage Structures:  New Roles for Sunlight & Photocatalytic Agents”


Cultural treasures --- from outdoor sculptures and monuments to indoor museum collections and artifacts --- require continual diligent care and maintenance.  Though we seldom think about it, all are subject to soiling and biological attacks that degrade.  Outdoors:  cleaning techniques, especially pressure washing, and biocides are themselves destructive and have adverse environmental impacts.  Indoors:   storage cabinets and display cases “off gas” volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to deterioration and pose indoor air quality hazards to museum goers.  Following an overview of photocatalytic technology, speaker Andrew Voros will describe methods that outdoors passively make structures biostatic and self-cleaning; and which indoors render VOCs into carbon dioxide and water.  He will also address issues of difficult access, costs and insurance considerations.


Registration Required via


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

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Curatorial Tour of "Gutenberg and After"

Curatorial Tour of "Gutenberg & After" at Firestone Library.  

Wednesday November 13, 2019; 6 to 8 pm at the Milberg Gallery; Firestone Library.  

Wine and Cheese will be served.  Free to PA3 dues-paying members and one guest per member


Bibliophile and philanthropist William H. Scheide '36 bequeathed to Princeton his rare book library, including one of the world's greatest collections of early European printing. Today, a new exhibition opens in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, “Gutenberg & After: Europe’s First Printers 1450-1470,” showcasing the Scheide collection alongside treasures borrowed from nine leading institutions in the United Kingdom and North America.

The exhibition tells the story of the two decades that transformed text production and distribution across Europe. It is the first exhibition to focus on the inaugural years of the spread of printing.

The cornerstones of the exhibition are the Gutenberg Bible of 1455 and the 1457 Mainz Psalter, both from the Scheide Library. These two earliest datable printed books are contextualized by a careful selection of other early European printing that documents both Mainz printing even earlier than the Gutenberg Bible, and the spread of printing to other towns, including Strasbourg, Bamberg, Rome, Venice, and Paris.

More information about this unique exhibit: 

PUL's new exhibition "Gutenberg & After" showcases rare collections on early European printing from Scheide Library and nine other institutions

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2019 Annual Dinner and Meeting


Annual Dinner and Meeting

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

from 6 to 9 p.m.

at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton


PA3 is pleased and honored

 to welcome 

Rodney D. Priestley

Vice Dean for Innovation, Office of Dean of Research

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Associate Director of Princeton Center for Complex Materials

Princeton University


Professor Priestley will discuss:

 "Creating the Future:

Innovation at Princeton"


6pm - Registration & Reception

7pm - Dinner

including the 2019 Annual Meeting, Election of Officers and a Director, and Volunteer of the Year Award

8pm - Presentation

~~~ Festive Orange + Black Attire is encouraged ~~~

Dinner tickets:

$80/person - Dues-paying members and a guest, EACH

$95/person - others

Registrations must be received no later than

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

PayPal registration link below

Contact Arlen at with questions




Thank you

The Bank of Princeton

for your generous sponsorship

of our celebration!



Springdale Golf Club
1895 Clubhouse Drive, Princeton, NJ. 08540
(609) 921-8790


NJ ABC Permit #76797

(Registration for this event has closed.)
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