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Biomedical Engineering Seminar: “Enabling Technologies for Drug and Cell Delivery”

Thursday, November 14, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Rebecca L. Carrier, Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University Our lab develops and analyzes biomaterials to enable effective oral drug delivery, and cell delivery to the retina ...

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 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.

Engineering DUG: Student-Faculty Mixer

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Join Professors' Zaslavky, Silverman and Kumar in an open setting to talk about research and a career in engineering. Kabob and Curry will be served!

November Info Session for Summer UTRAs

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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 ...

Fluids Seminar: Uncovering the Hidden Skeleton of Flow Transport

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Tom Peacock Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Uncovering the Hidden Skeleton of Flow Transport Recent years have seen several major environmental disasters throughout the Earth’s oceans, such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Tohoku Tsunami that caused the release of substantial amounts of debris and radioactive contamination. In each of these disasters, material was released from what was essentially a point source into the environmental flow, and understanding how this material would be transported was of paramount importance.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar: Game-Like Design Tools for EDA: New Architectures and Algorithms through Crowdsourcing

Monday, November 11, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am

Gayatri Mehta, University of North Texas, Denton. Chip architectures that are customized to an application domain allow designs to achieve optimal efficiency and flexibility in a tiny low power package. However, it is extremely difficult to find optimal tradeoffs in designing a new architecture, or even to fully understand the design space. My vision is to develop a highly visual environment for exploring custom domain-specific architectures.

Superfund Research Program: Seminar

Friday, November 08, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Nanomaterial Transformations in Complex Environmental Media: Measurements, Models, and Effect on Toxicity Potential", presented by Dr. Greg Lowry, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Toward the void: Propulsion, navigation and jamming within the advancing monolayer sheet

Thursday, November 07, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jeffrey J. Fredberg, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health As a wound heals, or a body plan forms, or a tumor invades, observed cellular motions within the advancing cell swarm are thought to stem from yet to be observed physical stresses that act in some direct and causal mechanical fashion. Here we show that such a relationship between motion and stress is far from direct. Using monolayer stress microscopy, we probed migration velocities, cellular tractions and intercellular stresses in an epithelial cell sheet advancing towards an island on which cells cannot adhere.

Laboratory Hazard Awareness Training

Thursday, November 07, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm

Laboratory Hazards Awareness Training is a 1 hour-long session presented by Brown Environmental Health and Safety. It covers information about general laboratory hazards and protection in Brown’s laboratories. Who Must Attend? Laboratory Hazards Awareness Training is recommended for non-laboratory employees who will, as a result of their duties, periodically enter Brown University research laboratories to perform routine tasks such as maintenance, housekeeping, or repair.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. -5:00 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: Reduced-order Stochastic Modeling and Probabilistic Prediction of Turbulent Dynamical Systems with Intermittent or Persistent Instabilities

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Themistoklis Sapsis Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, M Reduced-order Stochastic Modeling and Probabilistic Prediction of Turbulent Dynamical Systems with Intermittent or Persistent Instabilities Various contemporary research topics involve the understanding, modeling, and prediction of complex turbulent systems with an important number of instabilities.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar: “in situ Nanomechanics of Electrode Failure in Lithium-Ion Batteries”

Monday, November 04, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Ting Zhu, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Lithium-ion batteries revolutionize portable electronics and are key to next-generation electric vehicles. However, they often suffer from the electrochemically induced mechanical degradation in high-capacity electrodes, resulting in capacity fading and short cycle life. Using a unique nanobattery cell inside a transmission electron microscope, we made in situ observations of reaction, deformation and fracture in individual nanowire and nanoparticle electrodes.

Business and Engineering Ethics Lecture

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm

A Lecture on Business and Engineering Ethics by Professor Don Stanford Hosted by Brown ASME and the Engineering Ethics GISP Brown ASME and the Engineering Ethics GISP will be hosting a lecture about ...

2013 Concentration Fair - Wednesday, October 30

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Attention all sophomores, transfer students, and curious first-year students: Please join us at the fall Concentration Fair, on Wednesday, October 30, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Sayles Hall. This is ...

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 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: Coordinated Control: Models and Mechanisms for Collective Animal Behavior

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Naomi Ehrich Leonard Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Princeton University Coordinated Control: Models and Mechanisms from Collective Animal Behavior From bird flocks to fish schools, animal groups exhibit a remarkable ability to manage a variety of challenging tasks that individuals could not manage on their own. Despite limitations on individual-level sensing, computation, and actuation, and with no centralized instruction, animal groups make decisions quickly, accurately, robustly and adaptively in an uncertain and changing environment.

Google BOLD Internship & Immersion Program for Diversity Students

Monday, October 28, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm

A Google representative will be at Brown to discuss the company, its culture, and the BOLD Internship & Immersion Programs.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Designing materials for next-generation vaccines and cancer immunotherapies

Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Prof. Darrell Irvine, MIT Our laboratory develops synthetic materials as tools to dissect cellular immunology and as delivery agents for new immunotherapies and vaccines. In this talk, 2 examples illustrating work from our laboratory will be described. In the first segment, a new strategy for transcutaneous drug delivery we have termed “microneedle tattooing” will be described. In this approach, we construct multi-layered polymer thin film coatings on skin patch microneedle arrays.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 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: To Jump or Not to Jump?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Shahriar Afkhami New Jersey Institute of Technology To Jump or Not to Jump? Metal nanoparticels placed on solid substrates and melted by nanosecond laser beams may spontaneously jump from the substrate, thanks to the high surface tension of molten metals. The processes that lead to jumping are of direct relevance to self- and directed-assembly of metal nanoparticles which find their applications in a diverse set of fields, such as opto/nanoelectronics, solar panels, and semiconductors, to name just a few.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar: A stochastic analysis of the motion of DNA nanomechanical bipeds

Monday, October 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Research in biological motors and recent advances in DNA nanofabrication technology have spurred a lot of interest in biomimetic nanomotor designs and DNA-based devices, such as nanomechanical switches and DNA templates for the growth of semiconductor nanocrystals, to name a few. Research activity in this area has been focused on designing and controlling dynamic DNA nanomachines that can be activated by and respond to specific chemical signals in their environment. In this talk, we formulate and analyze a Markov process modeling the motion of DNA nanomechanical walking devices.

Making a Connection in 60 Seconds: Networking your way to a Lasting Impression

Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come sharpen your networking skills by interacting with students and alumni at this informal mixer. Current mentors and mentees in IPC's mentoring program are strongly encouraged to attend. Students and alumni will be grouped by areas of professional interest - Law, Medicine, Engineering, Business, Media/Entertainment, etc. Light refreshments will be served.

Scialogue - Research Presentation

Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm

There's still time to register to present at Scialogue! Scialogue October 17th will feature presentations on: Mathematics/Statistics (Uthsav Chitra '17) and Physics (Jamelle Watson-Daniels '15) Scialogue a new event to practice effective communication of research, get feedback from peer audience across STEM disciplines Choose to present: 2 minute "Elevator Talk", 5 minute "Data Blitz" or 10 minute presentation Thursday,October 17,4:30-5:30pm at Science Center Register to present - http://scialogue.weebly.com/ for additional information contact: Sigma_Xi@brown.edu

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Fungal and bacterial infections: strategies for drug discovery and diagnostic tool development

Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Prof. Eleftherios Mylonakis, Beth Fuchs; Infectious Diseases Division. Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University Medical advancements that provide implantation of medical devices or organ transplants address the immediate needs of the patient, but in the process also make patients vulnerable to opportunistic infections. As a result, there is an increasing occurrence of fungal and bacterial infections that arise due to lack of host defenses.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 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 ...

Naturally Obsessed Film Viewing: The Making of a Scientist

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist October 15, 7:00 PM, Smith Buonnano, Room 106 Considering a Ph.D. in the sciences? You won't want to miss this incredible documentary about the path ...

Ada Lovelace Day Edit-a-Thon

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:00pm - 8:30pm

Ada Lovelace Day 2013 edit-a-thon, New England - Brown University (remote participants also welcome): Now in its fifth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). Participants from around New England are invited to gather at Brown University to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields. Anne Fausto-Sterling and Maia Weinstock will be speaking. If you don't know how to make Wikipedia entries—don't worry—WE WILL TEACH YOU. Come and go as you can.

Fluids Seminar: Impact of Surface-absorbed particles on Interfacial Phenomena: From Landau-Levich Problem to Armored Drops

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Malika Ouriemi Brown University Impact of surface-absorbed particles on interfacial phenomena: from Landau-Levich problem to armored drops We present an experimental study of the impact of surface-absorbed particles on interfacial phenomena, focusing on two particular configurations. 1. Coating of liquids with particles absorbed on the interface Experiments realized with small hydrophobic particles show a thickening effect compared with Newtonian fluids on a smooth substrate and a different power of capillary number than the classical Landau-Levich law.

Fall Weekend holiday. No University exercises.

Monday, October 14, 2013 12:00am - 12:00am
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Fall Weekend holiday. No University exercises.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 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.