Brown University School of Engineering


NSF Grant

Brown to lead $4-million solar cell research grant

A possible advance in solar power:
Solar cells made from perovskites have great potential for high efficiency and low cost, but more research is necessary to scale them up to mass production. A new federal grant will support that effort and other perovskite improvements at Brown University, Rhode Island College and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Dean's Service Award

Prima Hower Receives Dean's Service Award

Prima Hower, the Brown University School of Engineering Faculty Affairs Coordinator, has received the third annual Dean's Service Award. The award, established during the 2012-13 academic year, was created to recognize a non-managing employee who has made a specific contribution or provided outstanding service in the School of Engineering.

ABET Accreditation

Brown University School of Engineering Programs Accreditation Renewed

After a complete year-long review, the undergraduate programs in biomedical engineering, chemical and biochemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, and mechanical engineering at Brown University were re-accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Summer Research

Engineering Students Participate in 2015 Summer Research Symposium

Nearly 200 undergraduates gathered in Sayles Hall on August 6 and 7 to present the results of their research at the annual Summer Research Symposium sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College. More than 20 of the posters were from undergraduate researchers from the School of Engineering or were conducted under the guidance of engineering faculty members. Many of the projects are supported by Brown’s Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs).

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