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PhD Thesis Defense Presentation by Kumud Nepal

Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Barus & Holley, Room 190

"New Directions for Design-Space Exploration of Low-Power Hardware Accelerators"  School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation by Kumud Nepal. The presiding officers will be Professor Iris Bahar and Professor Sherief Reda.  All are welcome to attend this presentation.

The Caged Drugs Sing: Killing Cancer with Nano

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Paula T. Hammond will deliver a lecture titled "The Caged Drugs Sing: Killing Cancer with Nano," as part of Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond series. A "silver bullet" for cancer would be a boon. Unfortunately, malignant cells that can survive long enough to become clinically dangerous are similar enough to their healthy ancestors, that not only do they "look like" healthy cells to the immune system, what is toxic to them is also toxic to healthy cells. Thus, chemotherapy is a delicate balance between killing the cancer and killing the patient.

Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - Stability of Multi-Dimensional Contact Discontinuities - Yu-Guang Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Yu-Guang Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University Stability of Three-dimensional Prandtl Boundary Layers In this talk, we shall study the stability of the Prandtl boundary layer equations in three space variables. First, we obtain a well-posedness result of the three-dimensional Prandtl equations under some constraint on its flow structure.

Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Over 90 employers will be in attendance to discuss internships and full-time job options. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! All undergraduates and graduate students are welcome to attend. Business casual attire is encouraged. Get the full scoop with a list of employers attending the Spring Career Fair, tips to prepare, and a guide on how to dress by visiting brown.edu/careerlab/careerfair and by following #browncareerfair on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 10, 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.

BEAR Day

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm

BEAR Day is an annual staff celebration of years of service and performance excellence.

Partial Differential Equations Seminar - Stability of Three-dimensional Prandtl Boundary Layers - Ya-Guang Yang (Shanghai Jiaotong University)

Friday, February 06, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations Seminar Ya-Guang Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University Stability of Three-dimensional Prandtl Boundary Layers In this talk, we shall ...

SRP Seminar: Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century, Dr. Melvin Andersen, The Hamner Institute

Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: Increasing the Emphasis on Modern Biology in the Transition from Traditional Practice Testing to assess the safety of commercially important chemicals is in transition from in-life studies conducted in various animal species to cell-based assays that probe modes of action of chemicals in short-term assays that can move to higher throughput platforms for more rapid screening.

Scientific Computing Seminar - Optimal Control of Free Boundary Problems with Surface Tension Effects - Harbir Antil (George Mason University)

Friday, February 06, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Harbir Antil, George Mason University Title: Optimal Control of Free Boundary Problems with Surface Tension Effects Abstract: We will consider a PDE constrained optimization problem governed ...

A Guide to Summer Internship Funding

Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

2015 Mid-Year Activities Fair

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The 2015 Mid-Year Activities Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 4th from 7-9PM in Alumnae Hall. Over 150 student groups will be in attendance. Learn more about student organizations on campus! Meet new friends and sign up for clubs! Sponsored by Student Activities and UCS

Masters Student Job Search Kick-off!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Masters students are invited to kick off the job search with this information-packed overview about the process and timeline for the job search. Brown's resources available for your use will also be ...

Pattern Theory Seminar - Computational reconstruction and modeling of multicellular dynamics from 3D+time in vivo imaging of animal early embryogenesis. Extension to Artificial Life. - Rene Doursat, MIT/Harvard

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Pattern Theory Seminar Rene Doursat, MIT/Harvard Computational reconstruction and modeling of multicellular dynamics from 3D+time in vivo imaging of animal early ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 03, 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.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Meeting

Sunday, February 01, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. We invite anyone who supports this mission, including those who do not identify as Hispanic, to come to our first unofficial meeting this Sunday (Feb 1) at 4pm in the B&H Lobby.

School of Engineering Internship and Career Fair

Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sayles Hall

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, the School of Engineering will host its fourth annual internship and career fair from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sayles Hall. More than 250 students and over 20 companies are expected to attend. 

Among the companies expected to attend this year’s fair are: Analog Devices, Bay Computer Associates, Bosch, Charles River Analytics, Cognex, Corning, Dell SecureWorks, Euro-Pro, Draper Laboratory, Raytheon Company, Sensata Technologies, Teledyne LeCroy and Teledyne Webb Research, Tyco, Ximedica, and many more.

CareerLAB in the Lobby

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm

Come speak with a career advisor and get advice on: - Resume advise and reviews - Engineering Career Fair preparation - Elevator pitch tips and practice - Internship/job search.  Barus ...

Classes of the second semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 am. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May (on Semester I registration fee) due.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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Classes of the second semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 am. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May (on Semester I registration fee) due.

Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.

"Topics in Nanomechanics, Energy Storage Systems, and Emerging Nanomaterials"

Friday, January 16, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation by Dibakar Datta
Presiding officer will be Professor Vivek B. Shenoy

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 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 ...

Fluids Seminar: Modeling of the Non-Newtonian, Viscoplastic and Thixotropic, Characteristics of Blood

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Antony N. Beris Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA Modeling of the Non-Newtonian, Viscoplastic and Thixotropic, Characteristics of Blood The scope of our work is the systematic study of the macroscopic Non-Newtonian rheology of blood. We first started through an analysis of the steady state shear flow behavior.

CCMB & HCRI Seminar

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

December 10, 2014, 4:00 pm - Swig Boardroom - CIT 241 Lydia Kavraki Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science & Bioengineering Rice University "Planning for Complex Physical Systems" Hosted by CCMB and HCRI

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 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.

Science Underground Presents: Studying Bat Flight from Evolution to Emulation

Monday, December 08, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Science Underground presents: "Studying Bat Flight from Evolution to Emulation" with Kenny Breuer, Professor of Engineering at Brown, and Sharon Swartz, Professor of Biology and Engineering at Brown ...

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics/Electrical Sciences Seminar Series: “Controlled floating catalyst CVD synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes for high performance thin film electronics”

Monday, December 08, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Antti Kaskela, Department of Applied Physics, School of Science, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. Abstract:Floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition (FC-CVD) is a promising technique for synthesis of high quality single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), enabling straightforward fabrication of flexible and conductive SWCNT networks with tunable conductivity and optical transmittance on a wide range of substrates, including flexible polymers[1].

When Water Became Water and Land Became Land: The End of Fluid Waterscapes in the Basin of Mexico

Monday, December 08, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Vera S. Candiani, "When Water Became Water and Land Became Land: The End of Fluid Waterscapes in the Basin of Mexico" December 8, 4pm Barus & Holley Room 166 For all the people who have lived in the basin of Mexico since its first humans, the enclosed nature of the basin has been both a boon and curse. Trapping the seasonal rains, enclosure resulted in flooding that both sustained fertile marshy ecosystems that humans learnt to harness for sustenance, and invaded cities and towns, periodically challenging urban denizens.

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

Sunday, December 07, 2014 12:00am - Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00am
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Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

Extreme Gingerbread House Competition

Friday, December 05, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Build an Earthquake resistant gingerbread house to be tested on a shake table and judged by engineering professors. Email BrownUSWE@gmail.com to register with name of team and members. Teams consist of 3-5 students and/or faculty. $5 per team.

Superfund in the 21st Century: Emerging Challenges and A path Forward

Friday, December 05, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

EPA New England Regional Administrator, Curt Spalding, will discuss EPA priorities, especially regarding the Agency’s approach to Climate Change. He will then focus on Superfund and some emerging and ongoing challenges related to such topics as cleanup approaches and emerging contaminants.