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Five projects receive awards

Engineering Projects Get Seed Funding

Thirteen Brown research projects, including five involving researchers from the School of Engineering, attracted $970,000 in Seed Awards through the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). This record level of support results from funds committed to projects that have grown out of the Signature Academic Initiative process.

The winners of the Seed Awards, along with the Salomon Awards, were recognized on May 5 at The University Awards Ceremony – A Celebration of Teaching and Research.


SOLAR DECATHLON

Techstyle Haus is done; now it comes down

2014 Solar Decathlon Europe:
With construction of the Brown/RISD/Erfurt solar house complete, team members are beginning to dismantle it, pack it into shipping containers, and send it to France. The team will fly over, reassemble it at Versailles, and compete in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, beginning June 28.

Dual Server Cooling Wins Student Track

Brown team wins RI Business Plan Competition for Sixth Consecutive Year

RI Business Plan Competition Winners:

Dual Server Cooling, a team composed of master’s students from the Brown University School of Engineering’s Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME), won the student track of the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. It is the sixth consecutive year a Brown University team has won the student track of the competition.


Superfund Co-Hosts Risk Communication Workshop

Brown Superfund Research Program Co-Hosts Risk Communication Workshop

Risk Communication Workshop:

The Brown University Superfund Research Program (SRP) partnered with the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) to host a workshop on communicating risk to the public March 27 and 28. The audience of 150 registrants included state and EPA regulators and consultants typically involved in waste site cleanups.


Assistive Tech Makeathon in BDW

Makeathon inspires new assistive technologies

A weekend of intense focus on assistive technologies:
People who are “locked in” by paralysis may have lots to say but no way to say it. Assistive communications devices can create a communications channel from the slightest remaining ability for expressing intent: the blink of an eye, the twitch of a muscle. New designs for assistive technologies was the whole point of a recent two-day “makeathon” at Brown University.

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