Brown University School of Engineering

Upcoming Events

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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

Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium

Monday, April 27, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm

   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.

LECTURE: Dr. Larry Schuette, Director of Research at Office of Naval Research

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

In his role as the Director of Research at the Office of Naval Research, Dr. Schuette is responsible for 45% of the sponsored research in the Department of the Navy, including all of the fundamental research and approximately 50% of the applied research. Dr. Schuette will discuss current and future funding opportunities and best practices for securing funding from $800M/year that ONR sponsors. An interactive Q&A session is desired and anticipated.

Fluids Seminar: Rolling in the Deep: Tumor Cell Adhesion and Treatment in the Bloodstream

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Michael King Department of Biomedical Engineering Cornell University Rolling in the Deep: Tumor Cell Adhesion and Treatment in the Bloodstream Cancer metastasis through the bloodstream is facilitated ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 28, 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.

IMNI Distinguished Lecture: Prof. Zdenek P. Bazant - “Why Fracking Works and Why Not Well Enough” - Hosted By: Huajian Gao

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

“Why Fracking Works and Why Not Well Enough” April 29, 2015 Barus & Holley, RM 190 Reception: 3:30 p.m. Lecture: 4:00 p.m. Zdenek Bazant, Distinguished McCormick Institute Professor and W.P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science Northwestern University Abstract: The astonishing success of the U.S. industry with horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, drastically improves the energy prospects of the U.S.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar - “Measuring Single Cell Growth and Response to Targeted Cancer Therapies”

Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

Scott Manalis, Ph.D Viterbi Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Despite significant advances in our understanding cancer genetics, patients often receive empiric treatments with nonspecific cytotoxic therapies. Better information about which treatment to offer an individual patient (i.e., precision medicine) could improve efficacy while sparing patients from the toxicity of therapies that offer no benefit.

Prep for Finals Academic Workshop

Monday, May 04, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join this workshop with Peer Academic Coaches to get tips on how to organize yourself to get the most out of reading period and get ready for finals while keeping your sanity. 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.

Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day for advisors to approve second or third concentrations in ASK for students in their penulti

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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Classes end for courses not observing the Reading Period. Last day to drop a course (5:00 p.m. deadline) or to request an incomplete from an instructor. Last day for advisors to approve second or ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, May 05, 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.

2015: Closing Celebration for Brown's 250th Anniversary

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:00am - Sunday, May 24, 2015 12:00am
Brown Campus

Closing Celebration for Brown's 250th Anniversary (March 2014 - May 2015). Planned in conjunction with Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2015. More details to follow.

Brown Chapter Sigma Xi Induction Ceremony 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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Sigma Xi Inductions ceremony for new inductees and their families. Students and families are invited to attend at specific times. Attendance is by invitation or for ticket holders.

Back to Brown Engineering Alumni Reception

Friday, May 22, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Back to Brown Engineering Alumni Reception Friday, May 22, 2015, 4:30-6:00, Barus & Holley Lobby. All engineering alumni who are coming back to campus for commencement are invited to join us to reconnect with fellow engineering alumni and faculty during this beer, wine, and cheese reception. We hope you will join us! Please spread the word to other Brown engineers.

Commencement

Sunday, May 24, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
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Commencement