Brown University School of Engineering

Events Archive

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.

Senior Pizza with the Dean

Thursday, December 04, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Join Dean Larson for a Pizza Dinner in the Barus & Holley Lobby on Thursday, November 20 at 5:30 pm.

Hear updates on all of the exciting things that are going on in the School of Engineering, including the new building for engineering, the recent ABET Accreditation, and opportunities for students after Brown, including the fifth-year master’s program and the upcoming Career and Internship Fair.

 

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Nick Melosh (Stanford)

Thursday, December 04, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am

"Engineering Cell-Penetrating Nanomaterials " Nicholas A. Melosh, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Materials Science, Stanford University The cell membrane is one of the most vital components of a cell; the gate-keeper into and out of the cytoplasm. Studies ranging from neural activity to drug discovery to fundamental cell physiology rely upon controlling electronic or chemical flow across this barrier.

Biotech Hangouts

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Come join BMES throughout the semester for our Biotech Hangouts! At these Hangouts, we hope to create a space to share some food and student-led thoughts about the latest developments in biotechnology ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, December 02, 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 ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, December 02, 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 ...

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:00am - Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:00am
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Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday at noon.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 25, 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.

SWE Career Options Panel

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Not sure what happens after you graduate from college? Come hear professionals from a variety of engineering disciplines talk about their lives, including some Brown alumns. Discussion will be focused ...

Biotech Hangouts

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Come join BMES throughout the semester for our Biotech Hangouts! At these Hangouts, we hope to create a space to share some food and student-led thoughts about the latest developments in biotechnology ...

How to Find an Internship

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm

This program will explain the process and timeline of finding a great summer internship. All of Brown's fantastic resources will be explained such as Brown Job Board, searching BrownConnect, connecting with Alumni, utilizing Social Media, and more! This program will immediately be followed by "Finding Summer Internship Funding" from 6:30-7pm in the same location.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 18, 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.

Dan Liu - "Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 at Metal Foams"

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

Greetings! You are invited to the upcoming Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2 presentation on Tuesday, November 18th (12:00 to 1:00 pm in Barus and Holley 190). The speaker is: Dan Liu ...

Joint Materials/Solids Seminar: GPU-Based Simulations of Fracture in Idealized Brick and Mortar Microstructures

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

Matthew R. Begley, Materials Department and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. This talk will describe simulations of fracture in idealized brick and mortar microstructures, consisting of very stiff bricks bonded together with compliant, ductile mortar. The objective of the work is to guide the development of ‘synthetic nacres’, by quantifying connections between the composite’s macroscopic behavior, the brick geometry and stacking hierarchy, and interface behaviors.

Deciphering Mysteries of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia

Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Emery N. Brown, Professor of Computational Neuroscience, MIT, Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School. General anesthesia, despite its widespread use, has been one of the biggest mysteries of modern medicine. Using a three-pronged approach, Emery and his team have deciphered this mystery. First, they characterized in detail the neurophysiology of loss and recovery of consciousness under propofol in humans using combined fMRI/EEG recordings, high-density EEG recordings and intracranial recordings.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar - "Biomaterials to predict and treat metastatic breast cancer" - Shelly Peyton (UMASS)

Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am

Padma Rajagopalan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Virginia Tech Professor Rajagopalan works on hepatic tissue engineering, cell-matrix interactions and self-assembly of poly electrolytes. She is on the NIH Biomaterials and Bionterfaces Study Section

Biomedical Enginering Seminar: Prof. Shelly Peyton (UMass Amherst)

Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am

Biomaterials to predict and treat metastatic breast cancer Prof. Shelly Peyton, UMass Amherst Metastasis is the leading cause of fatality for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The most common anatomical sites of distant tumor growth include the brain, lung, liver, and bone, and it is well known that this metastatic spread in breast cancer is not random. Rather, different clinical subtypes of breast cancer exhibit unique patterns of metastatic site preference, called tissue tropism.

Fall Neuroengineering Seminar - "A theoretical framework for the development of neuroprostheses in sensory-motor disorders"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am

Marco Capogrosso, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Neuroprosthetics Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy Restoration of sensory and motor function ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 11, 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.

End of the pre-registration period. Last day for advisors to approve second concentrations in ASK for students in their 7th semester declaring a second/additional concentration. (5:00 p.m. deadline) *Any declarations not "advisor approved" and recorded in

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00am - 12:00am
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End of the pre-registration period. Last day for advisors to approve second concentrations in ASK for students in their 7th semester declaring a second/additional concentration. (5:00 p.m. deadline) ...

Chemistry & Superfund Research Program Seminar: Dr. Vicki Leigh Colvin (Provost, Brown University)

Friday, November 07, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Vicki Leigh Colvin, Provost of Brown University, will present a seminar on nanotechnology and the environment, sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and the Brown Superfund Research Program.

Environmental Materials: Nanotechnology as a Case Study

Friday, November 07, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Presented by: Dr. Vicki Leigh Colvin, Provost, Brown University. Environmental materials is an emerging interdisciplinary area concerned with understanding and applying novel manmade materials in ...

Visiting Faculty Lecture: Model-based design of devices and treatment delivery strategies for image-guided thermal therapy

Friday, November 07, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm

Punit Prakask, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kansas State University. Image-guided thermal ablation has shown promising results and gained clinical acceptance ...

Undergraduate Workshop on Integrating Dynamics and Stochastics

Friday, November 07, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am

The goal of the workshop is to inform undergraduate students who are interested in graduate studies focused on current research at the intersection of dynamics and stochastics. The workshop will feature talks by faculty, postdocs and graduate students working in various fields related to dynamics and stochastics. There will also be opportunities for the attendees to interact with faculty, postdocs and students in the division. For those who are interested in registering for this event, please visit our MathPrograms.org webpage for more information.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Padma Rajagopalan (Virginia Tech)

Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:00am - 10:20am

Padma Rajagopalan, Ph.D Robert H. Hord Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University The liver plays a critical role in metabolism, biotransformation and detoxification. The design of in vitro models that mimic the stratified multi-cellular hepatic structure continues to be challenging. Hepatic cells rapidly lose their functions in culture, underscoring the need to recreate their microenvironment found in vivo.

Summer research! UTRA info session

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Spend your summer working closely with a Brown faculty member on a research or course development project in the humanities, arts, or sciences. Attend an info session to learn more about summer and fall semester Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA) - Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 4PM in Salomon 001. To RSVP, please visit the UTRA website: http://brown.edu/utra.

Materials Research Society Seminar: "Cell-Material Interactions: Pulling it all Together"

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Krystyn Van Vliet '98, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sponsored by the Brown Materials Research Society.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 04, 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.

Biotech Hangouts

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Come join BMES throughout the semester for our Biotech Hangouts! At these Hangouts, we hope to create a space to share some food and student-led thoughts about the latest developments in biotechnology, biomedicine, and biology. Today's hangout: "Going out on a Limb: Revolutions in Prosthetics"