Stephanie Chen ’09 rehearses for a magic-themed Princeton Atelier performance in 2009. (Brian Wilson/Office of Communications)
(Brian Wilson/Office of Communications)

Stephanie Chen ’09, above, was floating for credit in her senior year when she took part in a show presented by undergraduates in the Princeton Atelier course on “The Magical: Magic, Comedy, Theater,” funded in part by the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project. The project, then in its fifth year, had provided more than $1 million in grants to support performances, course development, conferences, and equipment at Princeton. Its work continues today in areas ranging from chemistry to engineering to the performing arts. READ MORE: A Magical Life, PAW's 2004 profile of David Gardner ’69