Princeton Area Alumni Association

Student Liaison

This committee creates programs that permit undergraduate and graduate students to have enduring contact with alumni... (More)
Please help support the PA3 by paying your 2019/2020 annual dues today!
Comment on Post

0 (max 2000)
PAAA

December '19 Propeller

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

 

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

 

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

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 propellers.princetonaaa.org

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


 


Related Events

Princeton Propeller ( Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Quadrangle Club, 33 Prospect Avenue
Cost: free; donations gratefully accepted
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Teegger 17 days ago.

More

November '19 Propeller

 

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

 

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

 

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

 

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

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 propellers.princetonaaa.org

 

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


Related Events

Princeton Propeller ( Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Quadrangle Club, 33 Prospect Avenue
Cost: free; donations gratefully accepted

Posted by Teegger about 1 month ago.

More

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"

Program:

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 arlen@alumni.princeton.edu 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.)
Pa3_logo_take_1
Related Events

Annual Meeting & Dinner ( Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM )

Please make your reservations by October 30.

Location: Springdale Golf Club

Posted by frankederby 2 months ago.

More

October '19 Propeller

 

 

PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

 

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

 

 

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

 

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

 

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

 

6 P, TUESDAY, October 8th, 2019

 

Speaker:  Will Watts

Director, Operations Engineering, Block Renovation

“Streamlining the Home Renovation Process:

A New Platform that Dovetails for Homeowners AND Contractors”

 

Few “things” mean more to us than our homes.  And, many of us have dreams, whether we act on them or not, to renovate these spaces and make them more truly ours.  But it’s often a navigational process fraught with pitfalls.   Where does one begin?  How much will it actually cost?  How long will it really take?  Who will:   vouch for the quality of the materials; vet the contractors; coordinate and manage the design, board approvals and construction planning?   Aerospace Engineer and Princeton alumnus Will Watts will address these questions and tell us how Block Renovation, a young Brooklyn-based company, couples new technologies with process innovations that bring order, clarity and tightness to home renovation.   In particular, he will showcase Block’s all-inclusive platform approach that has drastically simplified the process --- to benefit homeowners and contractors alike.

Registration Required via propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, November 12h (6 P)


Related Events

Princeton Propeller ( Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Quadrangle Club, 33 Prospect Avenue
Cost: free; donations gratefully accepted

Posted by Teegger 3 months ago.

More

September '19 Propeller

 PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”

A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT  

AT QUADRANGLE CLUB

FOR ENTREPRENEURS,

NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS

Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ

6 P, TUESDAY, September 10th, 2019

Speaker:  Andrew Houck

Professor, Electrical Engineering

“Decoding the Realm(s) of Quantum Computing:
Tilting at Tackling the Computationally Infeasible”

Quantum Computing is poised to revolutionize myriad fields: cryptography, chemistry, medicine, optimization and machine learning. In contrast to familiar transistors, with a state 0 or 1, the quantum analog of a transistor or bit of information, aka a qubit, can be in a “superposition” of 0 and 1 simultaneously (e.g., 0 + 1, 0 - 1); and multiple qubits can be entangled, i.e., their states depend on each other. These two principles, superposition and entanglement, could enable powerful new algorithms to solve problems far beyond the capacity of today’s digital computing. Like the aviation term, “holding patterns,” maneuvers designed to delay something already in flight, while keeping it within a specified distance --- Quantum Computing may in the next decade bring such exciting new achievements as: factoring large numbers; allowing for RSA decryption; calculating binding energies of complex molecules; and solving large-scale brute-force problems. Andrew Houck, BSE Princeton 2000, PhD Harvard 2005, will introduce us to this strange new world and describe how it’s likely to transform ours.  

Registration Required via propellers.princetonaaa.org

NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, October 8th (6 P)

 

 

 

 

 


Related Events

Princeton Propeller ( Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Quadrangle Club, 33 Prospect Avenue
Cost: free; donations gratefully accepted

Posted by Dan 4 months ago.

More