Brown University School of Engineering

Events that began in April, 2017

Rhode Island Robot Block Party

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm

11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, April 30, 2017 Pizzitola Sports Center (235 Hope Street) Rhode Island Robot Block Party, an expo founded by the Rhode Island Students of the Future in partnership with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and Brown's Department of Computer Science, highlights the innovation of our state's robotic community. Bringing together industry, universities, community organizations, and K-12 schools, it's open to the public and includes numerous pieces of robotic equipment that range from ocean exploration devices to animatronic toys.

Superfund Research Program Seminar: Jessica D’eon

Friday, April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jessica D'eon (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto) will present “Organofluorine Chemicals: Commercial Applications and Human Exposure” Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 in Barus & Holley room 190 Abstract: Organohalogens continue to dominate the persistent organic pollutants of regulatory concern. In this talk I will discuss the role halogens play in commercial materials with an emphasis on fluorine. Building on this framework I will discuss the puzzle of human fluorochemical contamination.

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

Hang Lu, Ph.D., Love Family Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, will present: "Deep Phenotyping Enabled by Microfluidics and High-Throughput Quantitative Microscopy". Abstract: We are interested in developing ad using a set of automation, microfluidics, and image-based data mining technologies to address questions in quantitative biology.

BFR Presents: Rhode Warrior

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

Brown Formula Racing is happy to announce the completion of our 2017 vehicle, dubbed Rhode Warrior!

BFR is a group of 40+ undergraduates from engineering and beyond, working together to design, build, test, and present a small Formula One-style racecar each year. Our annual competition isn't until May 10th, but we couldn't wait to share Rhode Warrior with Brown, so we'll be having a reveal on April 26th (this Wednesday) from 4-6pm in the Barus & Holley lobby!

Brown Formula Racing presents: Rhode Warrior

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

Brown Formula Racing, a School of Engineering student group, is revealing the 2017 race car, Rhode Warrior! Stop by to meet the team and get a look at the new vehicle. The car is entirely built by ...

Grant Finding

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm

Do you need money for your research? Will external grants allow you to travel more and improve your job prospects? Are you interested in notifications about potential awards, fellowships and honors in your field? This training session will provide participants with an overview of the most comprehensive grant finding tools available to the Brown University community: Pivot and the Foundations Directory Online (FDO). We will cover the basics of how to search the grant databases and navigate the results.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

Ph.D. candidate Maruthi Narayanan will present his PhD thesis: "Bottom-up Perceptual Organization of Images into Object Part Proposals Using Medial Visual Fragments: Application to Visual Recognition" ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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.

School of Engineering Town Hall

Monday, April 24, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

The school will be hosting Town Hall meetings for all students (undergrad and grad) to discuss topics of interest from students with the administration. The format will be open discussion, with students able to ask questions and share ideas and observations. Students may also request to be on the agenda and lead a discussion. The intention of the Town Hall meetings is to encourage dialogue and feedback on student curricular, programmatic, as well as diversity and inclusion topics and also be a forum for discussion and connections among students.

C. V. Starr Lecture, Cynthia Rudin, PhD, Duke University

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Cynthia Rudin, PhD Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering PI, Prediction Analysis Lab Duke University "Recent Work on Interpretable Machine Learning" This ...

March For Science-Boston

Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

The International March For Science event is taking place across the globe.

ENGN DUG presents: Choose Your Classes Student - Faculty Mixer

Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Confused what classes you should take next semester? You decided to stick with Engineering after ENGN-4, but you're not sure what track would work best for you? Can you do research the summer after your freshman year? Should I go a thesis? Do I need an internship? Come and get the answer to all these and many more questions from upperclassmen from the Engineering DUG and the Engineering Concentration advisors. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Theories, Concepts, and Methods for Environmental Justice Studies

Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

David N. Pellow, M.A., Ph.D.(Department of Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara) will be discussing Theories, Concepts, and Methods for Environmental Justice Studies. Professor ...

Inspiring Women in Science Symposium

Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00am - 12:00am

Huda Akil, PhD, University of Michigan Marlene Behrmann, PhD, Carnegie Mellon Karen Fischer, PhD, Brown University Bethany Jankins, PhD, University of Rhode Island Amanda Lynch, PhD, Brown University

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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.

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics and School of Engineering

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Emmanuel Virot, Harvard University, will present a talk: "Physics of Chewing". Abstract: Over recent decades, many scientific efforts have been dedicated to finding a universal scaling law for the ...

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, April 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor N. Sukumar, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC-Davis, will present his talk: "Maximum-Entropy Approximation Schemes in Computational Mechanics". Abstract: Over the past two ...

AIChE Annual Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Friday, April 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The sweetest event of the season is coming April 14. Join the Chemical and Biochemical Engineers for a bowl of ice cream made for you before your own eyes with liquid nitrogen. You won't want to miss this spring tradition! Barus and Holley lobby, 12-1 p.m. Hosted by Brown AIChE and the School of Engineering.

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
CIT 165, Motorola Room

Soumyadipta Acharya, Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) will present a talk: "Clinical Needs Driven Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Bedside to the Bench and Back" Abstract:At the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID), multidisciplinary design teams of students, clinicians, engineering and public health faculty, collaborate to develop technical solutions to large unmet clinical and public health needs.

Thinking Out Loud: The Role of Contagion in the Building and Sustainability of Communities

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Contagion is sneaky! All seems well until the Tipping Point, after which terrible things may happen -- fast! The spread of fads, scientific ideas and the growth and stability of communities can also be understood as contagions. Come hear Carlos Castillo Chavez, Regents Professor, a Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology and a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University (ASU), explain contagion in all its glory, including the role of initial conditions in meritocracy.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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.

Fluids at Brown Division of Applied Mathematics and School of Engineering

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Jeff Morris Levich Institute and Dept of Chemical Engineering CUNY City College of New York EXPLORING COMPLEX COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS BY NUMERICAL SIMULATION Suspensions, formed by dispersing solids in liquids, are found in applications such as cement and concrete, coatings, and ceramics. These materials display a wide range of behaviors. The specific behavior seen depends on the particle volume fraction f, the size and shape of particles, and the forces between particles.

VALUE PROPOSITION: CREATING SOLUTIONS THAT MATTER

Monday, April 10, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
List Art 110

Need help with your startup? Or discovering how to find customers? Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and Deb Mills-Scofield '82, for a workshop that will show you how to find ...

BRYTE Science Day

Sunday, April 09, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment Science Day is a community event for participants in the program where attendees can do hands-on science-related activities.

Innovate@Brown

Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:00am - 9:30pm

Innovate@Brown is a makeathon designed to bring together students from technical and nontechnical backgrounds to create something extraordinary. With the guidance of notable speakers, workshop leaders, and mentors, students will have the opportunity to work in teams to come up with a product that can solve a major world problem. The best product in the conference will be awarded $250 and continued mentorship from the Nelson Center of Entrepreneurship, with its resources, guidance, and network.

Deadline for submission of proposals for undergraduate group study projects (GISPs) for Semester I

Friday, April 07, 2017 12:00am - 12:00am
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Deadline for submission of proposals for undergraduate group study projects (GISPs) for Semester I.

Introductory LaTeX Workshop

Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

LaTeX (pronounced “lay-tek” or “lah-tek”) is a free program for making scientific and technical documents, and is the standard for professionals in many STEM fields. This introduction provides ...

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am

Debra Auguste, Chemical Engineering Professor from Northeastern University, will present, "Engineering Targeted Therapeutics for Breast Cancer". Abstract: Cells sense changes in their environment and respond by altering their gene expression. I investigate how cells manipulate membrane proteins, which has profound effects on disease progression. Cells orchestrate the density of proteins and lipids to govern adhesion and migration. From this knowledge, one can engineer drug delivery vehicles that complement the molecular patterns observed on cells to achieve strong, cooperative binding.

Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr. ─ ​A Retrospective on Science & Evidence-Based Policy Formation in the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (2009-2017)

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 3:00am - 4:30am

A review will be given of the ethos, role and more importantly, methodologies of science that were utilized by President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in formulating its recommendation to President Obama. Jim Gates is a visiting professor of Physics at Brown University. Sylvester James Gates Jr. is a Distinguished University Professor, University System of Maryland Regents Professor and John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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.