Brown University School of Engineering

Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm

School of Engineering

Salomon Center for Teaching, 001

Frugal Science - Improving Accessibility to Science Through Low-Cost Technology
Thinking about cost as an engineering constraint brings new life to ideas. This is what makes the difference between an idea influencing a hundred people or a billion. As engineers, we make stuff. We use these skills to design solutions for extremely resource-constrained settings. Join Professor Manu Prakash, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford, as he discusses low-cost technology solutions to difficult problems in global health, science education, and ecological surveillance.
Dessert reception from 4:30-5 p.m. for lecture attendees.
The Dana M. Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society aims to bring high-profile speakers to campus whose career and impact embody the spirit of engineering in service to society. The speakers inspire students to see the engineering discipline as one having an impact on society that is both profound and transformative.