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ENGN DUG End of Term Extravaganza

Friday, April 24, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Final psets, projects, labs and exams got you down? Come unwind and chill with fellow peers at the ENGN DUG's End of Term Extravaganza. We'll celebrate the (almost) end of classes and munch on pizza ...

Electrical Engineering Seminar: New Wireless Communication Paradigms

Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy, Associate Professor, from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University will present "Rethinking the Functional Boundaries of Integrated Radio-Frequency Systems ...

Seminar: Rethinking the Functional Boundaries of Integrated Radio-Frequency Systems Enables New Wireless Communication Paradigms

Thursday, April 23, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Harish Krishnaswamy Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University Abstract: Mobile data traffic in 2014 was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet ...

Preparing for Finals: Academic Workshop with Pat Dickson

Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Pat Dickson for a workshop aimed at helping you prepare for your final exams! Food and drinks provided! If you would like to schedule an individual consultation on this topic or any of the others, please go to the Academic Support Website to schedule with an academic coach. RSVP here: https://ask.brown.edu/events/events/rsvp/357/-1

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday 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.

Phototonics and Electronics Seminar: Plasmonics - the glitter and dark spots

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor Jacob B. Khurgin, Johns Hopkins University. Recent years have seen staggering growth of interest in using nanostructured metals in optical range with the goal of enhancing linear and nonlinear optical properties or even engineering novel optical properties unknown in Nature – usually this burgeoning field is referred to as “Plasmonics and Metamaterials”.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Applying the Variational Approach to Predicting Fracture to Brittle and Ductile Materials”

Monday, April 20, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Borden will describe the work that is being performed in his group to apply phase-field models to dynamic fracture of brittle and ductile materials. As part of this work we have extended existing quasi-static models to dynamic fracture, and introduced a higher-order phase-field model that has shown the potential to provide higher-order accurate results for fracture. He will also briefly discuss our current efforts to develop and quantify the constitutive theory for phase-field models of ductile fracture.

Octavian Biris: PhD Thesis Defense

Monday, April 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thesis Defense Presentation: "Compression of 2.d and 3;d Dynamic Scenes". The presiding officer will be Professor Joseph L. Mundy. All are welcome to attend this presentation.

Brandon Mayer: PhD Thesis Defense

Friday, April 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Thesis Defense Presentation: “Duration Dependent Hidden Markov Models and Change Point Geometry for Video Surveillance” The presiding officer will be Professor Joseph L Mundy. All are welcome to ...

Biomedical Engineering Seminar - “Biomaterials as Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines”

Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

Peter Belenky, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Brown University Bacterial metabolism has been predicted to play an important role in modulating antibiotic susceptibility in many prokaryotic species. Understanding how antibiotics impact bacterial metabolism can provide insight into the complex mechanisms of antibiotic action and may identify more effective therapeutic methodologies to counter the current antibiotic crisis.

Math at Top Speed!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Message Text: Thinking Out Loud V Come hear National Medal of Science winner, Richard Tapia, deftly explain the delightful math lurking everywhere around us and which suffuses his personal life: from his son's BMX bicycle racing to his own passion, drag racing. Richard is all about Math at Top Speed. This lecture is part of Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond series.

The Brown Materials Research Society presents Strain Engineering of Semiconductors: from photovoltaics to novel nanocomposites

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

The Brown Materials Research Society presents Minjoo Larry Lee '98, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Yale University. Professor Lee will discuss "Strain engineering of semiconductors: from photovoltaics to novel nanocomposites".

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday 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.

Robot Block Party RI 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:00am - 4:00pm

Join us for an expo showcasing the innovation and ingenuity of the RI robotics community: Robot Block Party RI 2015! Held from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, April 11 at Brown's Pizzitola Center, the ...

Guest Seminar by Tanja Cuk: Charge Dynamics and Molecular Intermediates of Photo-Catalytic Interfaces

Thursday, April 09, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Abstract Initiating catalysis by photons that leads to a directed charge flow creates unstable intermediates that can be followed for their ability to break and reorganize bonds of reactant molecules ...

Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).

Thursday, April 09, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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Date by which advisors must approve sophomore submitted concentrations in ASK to avoid having a "No Concentration" hold placed against the student's Banner registration. (5:00 pm deadline).

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday 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.

Midterm Exam Prep Academic Workshop

Monday, April 06, 2015 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Are you trying to figure out how to tackle all those upcoming exams? Join Peer Academic Coaches in this workshop aimed to help you better prepare for midterms. Food & drink provided! If you would like to schedule an individual consultation on this topic or any of the others, please go to the Academic Support Website to schedule with an academic coach.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series “The Wrinkling, Folding and Crumpling of Thin Nanotube Films”

Monday, April 06, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Erik K. Hobbie, Department of Physics, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, Graduate Program in Materials and Nanotechnology - North Dakota State University Fargo, ND 58108 Thin films of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) show considerable promise for applications in flexible electronics, but the deformation mechanics of such films is potentially complex. Additionally, the most promising applications place stringent demands on nanotube purity and band structure.

Honors Information Session

Thursday, April 02, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

Intended for all sophomores and juniors interested in honors.

 

Biomedical Engineering Seminar - "Engineering human tissues for regenerative medicine and modeling of disease"

Thursday, April 02, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D Mikati Professor of Biomedical Engineering Professor of Medical Sciences Columbia University Tissue engineering is becoming increasingly successful at authentic representation of the actual environmental milieu of tissue development, regeneration and disease. A classical paradigm of tissue engineering is to grow tissues for implantation by using human stem cells, biomaterial scaffolds (templates for tissue formation) and bioreactors (culture systems providing environmental control, molecular and physical signaling).

Manufacturing in America: A Conversation with Rhode Island Business Leader John Hazen White, Jr.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a conversation with John Hazen White, Jr., a Rhode Island business leader dedicated to improving the state’s business and political climate. White is president of Taco, Inc., a third-generation, $200 million manufacturing company headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. Taco, which employs 500 people, is a world-class manufacturer of pumps, valves, tanks, electric controls and other components used in heating and cooling applications and is a leader in its industry.

The Center for Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Society present: Stan Rowe

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Barus & Holley, Room 190

Join us for a lecture on 'Innovation in Cardiovascular Technologoies' as well as a discussion on entrepreneurship and career paths in medical technology.  Stan Rowe is Chief Scientific Officer at Edwards Lifesciences.

A Guide to Summer Internship Funding

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Need funding for an unpaid summer internship? LINK/SEW awards provide financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships and are administered by CareerLAB. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom. This session will cover all of the logistics about applying to the LINK program including deadlines, internship eligibility, and tips for creating a successful application. There will also be time for questions.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday 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.

Mind Brain Research Day 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
> Location to be determined

Mind Brain Research Day 2015 10:30 AM-3PM Salomon Hall and Sayles Hall Brown University -Keynote Speaker Richard Axel, MD, University Professor, Columbia University Co-director, The Mind Brain ...

Spring Recess

Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:00am - Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:00am
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Spring Recess

Scientific Computing Seminar - Optimal error estimates for discontinuous Galerkin methods based on upwind-biased fluxes for linear hyperbolic equations - Xiong Meng, University of East Anglia

Friday, March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Xiong Meng, University of East Anglia Optimal error estimates for discontinuous Galerkin methods based on upwind-biased fluxes for linear hyperbolic equations In this talk, we will analyze discontinuous Galerkin methods using upwind-biased numerical fluxes for time-dependent linear conservation laws. In one dimension, optimal a priori error estimates of order are obtained for the semidiscrete scheme when piecewise polynomials of degree at most are used.

Materials Science Beyond ENGN41

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Materials Engineering faculty and the Brown Materials Research Society to learn more about the program at Brown, and what you can do as a materials engineer. Professors Chason and Padture will ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday 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.