Numerous professors will take part in a Commencement Forum discussion titled "50 Years of Great Science in Barus and Holley." Over the last 50 years, Barus and Holley has been the home of notable research accomplishments, Nobel Prize winners, and National Academy members. Speakers will discuss the the changes in physics and engineering research at Barus and Holley over the last few decades.
A team led by a woman who came to Rhode Island to study entrepreneurship at Brown University and continued to work on her business idea after finishing as a semi-finalist in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition two years ago, was named the top winner in this year’s competition, sharing $200,000 in prizes with six other winners and finalists. In total, five of the seven finalists were from Brown University School of Engineering classes or programs, including all three winners.
Brown University Professor of Engineering Huajian Gao has been selected to receive the 2015 Nadai Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for groundbreaking contributions to hierarchical nanotwinned metals, energy storage materials, metallic glasses, and diffusional creep of metal thin films.