Brown University School of Engineering

Events Archive

Biomedical Engineering Seminar - “Are you infected? Using breath to diagnose acute lung infection and exposure”

Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Rong Fan, Ph.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering Yale University Hematologic myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs) are neoplastic, clonal blood diseases in which a dysregulated excessive or dysplastic production of blood cells was induced by the gain-of-function mutations (e.g., JAK2). While the common mutations of MPDs have been identified and the mutation pattern is relatively uniform across patients, the clinical outcomes vary substantially.

Superfund Research Program: Webinar

Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Health Consequences of Hydrofracturing: The Known and Unknown," a webinar presented by Reynold Panettieri, University of Pennsylvania.

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Fluids Seminar: Biomimetic Devices from Soft Matter: Electrically Driven Colloidal Assemblies, Ionic Circuits and Hydrogel Actuators

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Orlin D. Velev Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 odvelev@ncsu.edu; http://crystal.che.ncsu.edu/ Biomimetic Devices from Soft Matter: Electrically Driven Colloidal Assemblies, Ionic Circuits and Hydrogel Actuators We will present strategies for the fabrication of novel electrically functional structures from particles or gels operating in water environment.

Dr. Richard F. Jordan from the University of Chicago

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Metal Catalyzed Copolymerization of Olefins with Polar Vinyl Monomers Dr. Richard Jordan Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago rfjordan@uchicago.edu ...

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Material Instabilities: Twin Motion, Shear Bands, and Voids”

Monday, April 14, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

T.W. Wright, Adjunct Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University. Material failure is generally preceded by some kind of material instability, but the contrary is only sometimes true. An elastic instability initiates dislocation or twinning activities, but these are regarded as mechanisms of plastic deformation, not failure. Phase transformation is another example of material instability that is not necessarily associated with failure. However, void initiation and growth often is a predecessor of failure, as are cleavage and amorphization.

Brown IEEE Robotics Competition

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm

Brown IEEE strives to expand on the university engineering education by introducing undergraduates to industry and facilitating the connection between theory and application. As an extension of this principle, Brown IEEE is hosting a robotics competition to enhance the education of aspiring engineers and computer scientists or anyone interested in the applications of robotics. This year, 15 teams from 10 different schools will be competing for the title of fastest maze-navigating robot and best design.

Computer Engineering Seminar: RFID Privacy: From Transportation Payments to Implantable Medical Devices

Friday, April 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Speaker: Professor Wayne Burleson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Abstract: Although RFID has been widely known for its impact on supply chain and inventory management, two of the most exciting applications from a privacy perspective are in: 1) transportation payment systems and 2) implantable medical devices. This talk presents recent research in both areas, drawing parallels but making important distinctions between the two applications.

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Laboratory Safety Training

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm

Laboratory Safety Training is a 3-hour classroom session presented by the University Chemical Hygiene Officer or Laboratory Safety Specialist and covers key elements of the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan and laboratory safety best practices. Who Must Attend? Laboratory Safety Training is required for any individual working (paid or unpaid) in a Brown University laboratory. This includes, but is not limited to, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Staff, and Visitors. Registration for this course is mandatory.

BIOTECH - the Industry, Jobs, and Culture, Conference in Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Interested in exploring the world of biotech? Join the Brown Club of Boston at its annual Campus Engagement event, BIOTECH - the Industry, the Jobs, and the Culture! It will take place at the Nonprofit Center - South Street Conference Room (89 South St, Boston, MA 02111). The event will feature a panel discussion with speakers Angus McQuilken, VP of Communications and Marketing at the MA Life Sciences Center, Mitch Sanders (Ph.D), founder and CEO of ECI Biotech, and Elaine Crowley, founder and president of the Crowley Group.

Fluids Seminar: Micro-swimming Navigation in Microfluidics

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Vasily Kantsler Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Moscow Micro-swimming Navigation in Microfluidics Interactions between swimming cells and surfaces are essential to many microbiological processes, from bacterial biofilm formation to human fertilization. However, despite their fundamental importance, relatively little is known about the physical mechanisms that govern the scattering of flagellated or ciliated cells from solid surfaces.

Annual Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Event

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The sweetest event of the season is TODAY! Join the Chemical & Biochemical Engineers for a bowl of ice cream frozen before your eyes by liquid nitrogen. You won't want to miss this spring tradition! Barus & Holley lobby, 12-1 PM.

Want to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering?

Monday, April 07, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Brown Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be hosting a student panel with Q&A on Monday, April 7th, at 7:00 PM in B&H 190 discussing the various paths to a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Come with questions, or just to hear fellow students talk about their experiences with the concentration!

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar: “The Phase Field Crystal Method: from Grain Growth to Solid-Vapor Interfaces”

Monday, April 07, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Peter W. Voorhees. Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University. Phase field crystal (PFC) models have been used to describe a wide range of phenomena from grain growth to solidification and dislocation motion in crystals. The strength of the method lies in its ability to follow the atomic scale motion that accompanies a process that occurs on diffusive timescales.

Women in Engineering Career Options Panel

Saturday, April 05, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wondering what you can do with your engineering degree? Come hear from and talk with professionals about their career and educational paths! There will be representatives from civil environmental engineering, biomedical engineering, marketing, and insurance companies.

Rhode Island Robot Block Party

Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Rhode Island School of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University will be co-hosting the Rhode Island Robot Block Party at the Pizzitola Center (235 Hope Street). In celebration of National Robotics Week, and sponsored in part by SSERVI-SEEED at Brown University, this free community event will feature robot demonstrations and exhibits from industry, universities, community organizations, and public, private, parochial, and home school groups across Rhode Island and the region.

Superfund Research Program: Seminar

Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Enhanced and Sex-Dependent Neurotoxicity of Combined Exposures to Metals and Stress," presented by Dr. Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Fluids Seminar: Similarity & Instability in Flows Over Permeable Layers

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Center for Fluid Mechanics, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Systems, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series TUESDAY – APRIL 1, 2014 3:00pm Barus & Holley, Room 190 Marco Ghisalberti School of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia. email: marco.ghisalberti@uwa.edu.au SIMILARITY & INSTABILITY IN FLOWS OVER PERMEABLE LAYERS Permeable obstructions (such as seagrass meadows) are prevalent in the benthic region of freshwater and coastal environments.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Characterization and Modeling of the Influence of Mesotexture on Heterogeneous Deformation”

Monday, March 31, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tom Bieler, Michigan State University. Deformation within a given grain is highly influenced by deformation its neighboring grains, which impose boundary conditions on each other that vary spatially. Hence, crystal plasticity modeling of microstructures is important for predicting and investigating heterogeneous deformation. Accurate modeling of heterogeneous deformation will allow predictions of damage nucleation, which is caused by heterogeneous deformation. When modeling of heterogeneous deformation is credible, it can also be used to interpret experimental observations.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships: Information Sesssion,

Monday, March 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

For more than 40 years, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships® have provided scientists and engineers with a unique opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm, while learning first-hand about establishing and implementing policy. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in the Washington, D.C. region.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: “Organization of the cell cortex during morphogenesis and tumorigenesis”

Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

"Organization of the cell cortex during morphogenesis and tumorigenesis" seminar given by Andrea McClatchey, PhD. of Harvard Medical School. Location: Barus & Holley room 190 Time: 2:00-3:00pm Date: 3/20/14

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.

Faculty Tutorial: Applications of kinetics to mechanistic studies-Dr. Wesley Bernskoetter

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Applications of kinetics to mechanistic studies Dr. Wesley Bernskoetter Department of Chemistry Tuesday, March 18th; Noon; B&H Room 190 Host: Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2 Abstract: ...

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: "Atomic-resolution study of energy conversion and storage materials"

Monday, March 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Robert F. Klie, Nanoscale Physics Group, University of Illinois at Chicago. While recent advances in energy conversion and storage have revolutionized the consumer electronics market, we still lack a fundamental understanding of the effects that currently limit the devices’ efficiencies and lifetimes.

"Internet of Everything and Aviation Data Networks"

Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Ravi Pendse, Vice President for Computing and Information Services, Brown University. The Internet can be visualized as Internet of information, Internet of people, Internet of places, and most importantly the Internet of things. Internet of Everything (IOE) includes all four of these paradigms and explores opportunities at the intersections. Phrases and words such as “globally connected world,” “hyper connected world,” “next generation transport system,” are being mentioned with great deal of regularity.

Brown Entrepreneurship Program Presents: MassChallenge!

Sunday, March 16, 2014 4:00pm - Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:30pm

THE BROWN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM Presents: MassChallenge! Come hear MassChallenge staff talk about the world's largest entrepreneurial accelerator and how you can get involved by applying to their ...

Superfund Research Program: Webinar

Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
> Other location: see description for details

"Public Health Impacts of Hydrofracturing and Research Recommendations," presented by Trevor Penning, University of Pennsylvania. This webinar will be held in the Watson Institute's McKinney Conference Room.

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday during the academic year in the lobby of Barus & Holley for open office hours. He will discuss issues, answer questions, listen to suggestions or complaints about the School of Engineering, engineering classes, labs, facilities, etc.