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September 2021 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER ZOOM EVENT

UWMA @ QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,
NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS
Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

WHEREVER YOU ARE

7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, September 14th, 2021

“Prevention of Myopia & Treatment of Metabolic Disorders:
Surprising New Roles for Light-Based Disease Therapies”
Speaker: Richard A Lang
Director, Visual Systems Group
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

 

The evolution of plant and animal light-detecting systems have, over time, conferred adaptive advantages ---
the most obvious being animals’ ability to decode photon information for object-identification. The lightsensing
proteins that enable this feat of light-detection and mediate the body’s response to it, are called opsins.
Recently, new opsin-dependent light-sensing pathways have been discovered, which have impacts on non-visual
systems (e.g., skin, brain, fat cells, body rhythms, metabolism). After a review of the underlying developmental
biology, our speaker will describe these new opsin pathways; show how their disruption impacts health; and
explore design innovations in lighting systems to: prevent myopia, affecting more than 2 billion people
worldwide; and offer new treatment modalities for obesity, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

 

To receive the Zoom link, please register by September 12th:   propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 (7 P)


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September 2021 Propeller ( Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

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Location: Zoom
Organized by: PA3

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June 2021 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER ZOOM EVENT

UWMA @ QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,
NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS
Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

WHEREVER YOU ARE

7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, June 8th, 2021
“Vertical Urban Farming:  A Technological Solution to
Framing in the 21st Centure & Beyond”

Speaker: Paul P. G. Gautier

Director R&D, New Products and Systems Innovations,
Bowery Farming

 

Amid accelerating climate change, with global human population projected at 9 billion by 2050 --- 80% in urban areas --- achievement of food security has grown ever more urgent. To meet this demand, crop yields would need to go up by 60%, yet agricultural land is not expanding. Vertical urban farming, offers a solution, thanks to recent advances in Al, robotics & LEDs. With the potential to optimize: plant growth, crop yield, protein value, supply chains, market access, and land use with minimized disruption to native plants and animals, this technology has captured the attention of industrial, federal and private investors alike. Our speaker will discuss its history, current status of the technology; hydroponic, aquaponic & aeroponic techniques; and then delve into the industry's future challenges to increase: energy efficiency, crop diversity and nutritional value.

 

ZOOM LINK will be sent to the first 300 who register by June 6th at

propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 (7 P)

 


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June 2021 Propeller ( Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

Vertical Urban Farming: A Technological Solution to Farming in the 21st Century & Beyond

Location: Zoom
Organized by: PA3

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May 2021 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER ZOOM EVENT

UWMA @ QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,
NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS
Please Join Us with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

WHEREVER YOU ARE

7 P, EASTERN TIME (USA) -- TUESDAY, May 11th, 2021
“Transforming Medical Logistics with Drones:
Bringing Health Products to Africa, the US & Beyond”

Speaker: Whitney H Huang

Embedded Software Engineer, Zipline International

The COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters and war have rendered the timely delivery of vaccines, blood, medicines, personal protective equipment, food and other critical supplies --- more urgent than ever. Yet, often the only way to get such desperately needed items safely through to their destinations is with delivery drones. What recent technical advances in the design, testing and deployment of such UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are making this possible? Our speaker will delve into aspects of Zipline’s rapid, integration-level testing that include: HITL (Hardware-in-the-Loop) testing; a Fault Injection testing system that induces pathological failure modes (in-flight); her software for a Motor Pod End-of-Line tester; and embedded and backend software for Zipline’s Launcher system. The company is a major deliverer of blood products to Rwanda and Ghana, and runs more than 200 flights/day halfway around the world, 24/7. To help accomplish this, Whitney became a certified Flight Operator and Controller, with FAA Part 107
certification.


ZOOM LINK will be sent to the first 300 who register by May 9th at

propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, June 8 th 2021 (7 P)


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“Transforming Medical Logistics with Drones: Bringing Health Products to Africa, the US and Beyond”

Location: Virtual
Cost: Donations welcome
Organized by: PA3

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Summer 2021 Internships for Princeton Students

Help Deserving Princeton Students This Summer

 

By Offering Virtual Internships or Projects!!!

 

 

Deadline To Submit: Tuesday, March 3oth

 

Passing along a request to alumni to assist our incredible Princeton students from Kim Betz and Adria Mirabel at Princeton's Center for Career Development (CCD):

 Greetings from the Princeton Center for Career Development (formerly Career Services). We are reaching out to alumni like you to see if you can help current students with their summer career explorations.

 Given the reality that most in-person interactions and travel will continue to be limited this summer, we are asking alumni to consider hosting either a virtual internship or to curate virtual project work that can be completed by students over several weeks.

 The structure of these alumni-sponsored opportunities is flexible; you can learn more about this initiative and sign up to participate by clicking here.

 Please note that students interested in the experience you are offering will be in touch with you directly.  The application and selection processes are at your discretion.

 The deadline to submit an opportunity is Tuesday, March 30, 2021.  If you have questions or want more information, please contact Andria Mirabal ’08, Senior Associate Director for Alumni Engagement & Experiential Learning (amirabal@princeton.edu).

 Thank you in advance for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.

 


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All Ivy Chess Invitational

PA3 members are invited to join the Columbia Alumni clubs of NJ and NYC in an All Ivy Chess Invitational on March 23, 2021.

 

Details may be found here.


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All Ivy Chess Invitational ( Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM )

Al invitational chess tournament organized by the Columbia Alumni Association

Location: Lichess.org and Zoom
Cost: detailed in link
Organized by: Columbia Alumni Association

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