Brown University School of Engineering

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Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Symposium

Monday, April 28, 2014 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Thesis Symposium Barus & Holley Building (184 Hope St.) Room 168

School of Engineering Honors Symposium

Friday, April 25, 2014 8:30am - 3:00pm

The Engineering Honors Thesis Presentations are presented by senior undergraduates. In addition to maintaining an excellent academic record and presenting a summary of their research, students submit a written thesis. The thesis is reviewed by the research advisor and a second reader. Students who meet the criteria for excellence in coursework and research are granted their bachelor’s degree cum honoribus (with Honors) in their respective concentration.

Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00am - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:00am
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Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

NeuroEngineering & Biomedical Engineering Master Lecture: Science and Technology of Deep Brain Stimulation: Brain Rhythms, Mechanisms of Action, and the Path to Generalized Brain-Machine Interfaces

Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tim Denison, Ph.D., Director of Neural Engineering, Medtronic, Inc. As part of the Spring ‘14 NeuroEngineering 1220 (ENGN 1220) course, several visiting experts will introduce core neurotechnologies ...

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, April 23, 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.

Manufacturing and Characterizing Porous Metal for Orthopaedics: How Materials Science Brought Me Full Circle

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm

MRS, ASME & TBP present Naomi Murray '97 (Stryker Orthopaedics) Naomi Murray is a graduate of Brown University, where she concentrated in Materials Science and Engineering. She received her PhD ...

Fluids Seminar: Dynamic Wetting Failure and Air Entrainment in Coating Flows

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Satish Kumar Chemical Engineering University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Dynamic Wetting Failure and Air Entrainment in Coating Flows Dynamic wetting is crucial to processes where liquid displaces another fluid (such as air) along a solid surface, an important example being the deposition of a coating liquid onto a moving substrate. Dynamic wetting failure occurs when the displacement happens too quickly, and this leads to entrainment of the receding fluid into the advancing liquid.

Edible Car Competition

Friday, April 18, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us at the 4th Annual Edible Car Competition! Teams race their cars and are scored on creativity and speed. Top 3 cars will receive a prize and there will be bumper stickers for everyone. Register ...

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.