The Eugene Wong '55 Fund for Engineering and Policy

The Eugene Wong '55 Fund for Engineering and Policy was established to support engineering students pursuing projects that combine engineering and policy. Each year, the Keller Center is pleased to announce the availability of these funds and all students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are eligible to apply, either as individuals, or in groups. Students require the support and supervision of a faculty adviser. Funding per project normally does not exceed $1,000, but requests above that amount may be considered when accompanied by a special request letter from the student's adviser.

These funds are not intended to support junior independent projects or senior thesis research; funds for such activities are made available through the office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Wong earned both his BSE and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. His career has taken him from Berkeley, California where he profoundly influenced the field of computing, to Washington, D.C., where he helped craft policies that smoothed the growth of the Internet. He established the Eugene Wong Fund for Engineering and Policy to encourage others with technical expertise to engage in public service.  

CURRENT PROJECTS (AY 2016-17)

Project: Envision Conference - Envision enables students to pioneer a brighter future through the prudent advancement of breakthrough technologies. We brought together 150 of the brightest future leaders from around the nation and through a series of panels, workshops, and a career fair exposed them to the most important technology-derived issues of our future and encourage caution in the development of unprecedentedly powerful technologies.
Student: Luca Rade '19

​​Project: IgniteSTEM - IgniteSTEM is a movement that empowers leaders in education to make the classroom of the future a reality by disrupting STEM learning environments with project-based learning. We see IgniteSTEM as the TED for education, and truly believe that it will be the catalyst to starting the next big movement in education.
Student: Jamie Cuffe '19

​​Project:  SpaceX HyperLoop Competition - SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through Hyperloop transportation services, particularly for high-speed transportation technology and solutions. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, is approximately one mile in length with a six foot outer diameter. The competition was essentially a way to get students involved and accelerate the progress to make this proposed HyperLoop system a reality, particularly by having us both design and subsequently build a functional, half-scale pod to shoot through this test tube.
Student: Yash Patel '18

​​Project: Okwele Series North America - Okwele Series is an initiative to bring together young Cameroonians in the US, who have a quest to understand the problems facing their country, and to think of possible solutions. The conference tackles the historical, economic, and social aspect. We invite speakers who either do a presentation, or assist in a panel or workshop on a given topic. Okwele comprises of 3 parts: Ok'Art, Ok'Rea, Ok'Onnect.
Student: Elsa Nana 

​​Project: African Leadership Conference - On behalf of the Princeton African Students Association, we would like to thank you so much for your generous support for our first Annual African Leadership Summit held on Feb 11-12, 2017.  This year our theme was “Breaking Barriers,” and not only were we able to break down barriers putting together this event, but we were also able to encourage those in attendance to take an active role in breaking down barriers concerning current trends in Africa. This event would not have been a success without your participation and we are eternally grateful.
Student: Achille Tenkiang