Eden Full

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Bio

Eden Full is a sophomore at Princeton University studying Mechanical Engineering with certificates in African Studies, and Materials Science & Engineering. As an Ashoka-Lemelson Youth Fellow and the 2009 recipient of
the Weston Youth Innovation Award, Eden founded Roseicollis Technologies, an embryonic social enterprise to take her solar panel tracking invention,among other appropriate technologies, to developing communities that need them through local innovation, awareness and engagement.

Eden’s belief in sustainability stems from her experiences on a Canadian Arctic expeditionthrough the Students on Ice/International Polar Year scholarship program. At Princeton, Eden is the Vice-President of the Africa Development Initiative, as well as the Historian for the Engineers Without Borders chapter. She is a member of Professor Wole Soboyejo’s research group working on bamboo, solar energy and ceramic water filters. Proudly Canadian, she was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, where she graduated from John G. Diefenbaker High School with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to Thrice, caring for her lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) Kiwi Ganondorf “Birdie” Full, and is a coxswain for Princeton’s varsity lightweight women’s rowing team.

Eden's vision

Current initiatives at Princeton promote invention and innovation. After participating in these initiatives, I have come to realize that mere promotion is not enough. How can I, as an NCIIA Student Ambassador, encourage my peers to leap forward and turn their hypothetical ideas into action? One can come up with many business plans and blueprints, but they need to be converted into a venture with a vision and purpose for them to matter. I would like to help form a community of inventors - beyond the scope of traditional engineering - to create an interdisciplinary experience that involves students from all across the Princeton campus.