Brown University School of Engineering

Events that began in September, 2017


Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm

Startup@Brown is a day-long conference on Saturday, September 30 at Brown University that brings together innovative startups and talented students. Come to learn about startups and their stories ...

Addressing Sexism on Campus - an Informal Discussion with SWE

Friday, September 29, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

An informal chat hosted by the Society of Women Engineers to talk about sexism in the classroom and on campus in the context of STEM. All of the conversation will be confidential. Comfort snacks will ...

IMNI's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI) is turning ten this year! Please join us to celebrate on Friday, September 29th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Sayles Hall. The event includes a poster session/competition for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, for which prizes will be awarded to the top three presenters. All winners will be recognized publicly during the IMNI 10th Anniversary Celebration. Speakers: Nitin Padture, IMNI Director Jill Pipher, Vice President of Research Richard Locke, Provost Refreshments will be served.

IPP: IGT Tech Talk DevOps and Integration Engineering

Friday, September 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

IPP: "DevOps and Integration Engineering" IGT Host: Industry Partners Program

STEM Courses: Integrating Lecture, Studying, Problem Sets & Test Prep

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salomon 001

A lot of the time, it seems like class lectures have nothing to do with the reading or the homework and the midterm tests things that you’ve never seen before. A lot of classes are disjointed, and ...

Society of Women Engineers General Body Meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Are you interested in learning more about the different engineering concentrations at Brown? Want to talk to uperclassmen about their experiences and why they chose their concentration? Join us for our second general body meeting, where we will discuss the different types of engineering!

Master Class with Professor Robert Allio

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Join us for a 30-minute Master Class, "Leadership Models and Best Practices for Science + Technology Professionals."

In additional to analyzing the specific challenges that leaders face in an increasingly globalized, uncertain and volatile environment, Professor Robert Allio will review contemporary leadership theory and the continuing shift away from leader-centric perspectives. The Master Class will include a discussion of the competencies and qualities that leaders must develop in order to become more effective in today's global economy. 

William Regli

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A New Way of Thinking William Regli, DARPA Host: Michael Littman/HCRI

DPR Construction Information Session

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kartabar, 284 Thayer St.

The future of construction ... with Brown University students in the lead. See how DPR is letting the innovators of the future lead the way today!

Come join representatives from DPR to discuss what the industry leaders are doing to transform the construction industry and how Brown University students are helping DPR lead the way. 

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Kartabar, 284 Thayer St., Providence

D.E. Shaw Research Information Session

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

D. E. Shaw Research is an independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research and technological development in the field of computational biochemistry. Our group focuses on the design of novel algorithms and machine architectures for high-speed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of proteins and other biological macromolecules, with the ultimate aim of significantly advancing the process of drug discovery.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

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 Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus-Holley, Room 190

Aerodynamic Flow Control: From Basic Research to Application Michael Amitay Professor and James L. Decker ’45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering, and Director of the Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Abstract: The ability to manipulate a flow field to affect a desired change is of immense practical importance. Flow control involves passive and active devices to affect a beneficial change in wall-bounded or free-shear flows.

General and Tech Career Fair

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm

The General and Tech Career Fair will take place in OMAC from 11-3 pm. There will be about 200 employers. The fair is for undergraduates and graduates. All information can be found in Handshake ...

School of Engineering Town Hall

Monday, September 25, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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.

Intro LaTeX Workshop

Monday, September 25, 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. Come learn how to use LaTeX ...

The HW/SW Interface Seminar Series: Computer System for Neuroscience

Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Dept. of Computer Science, Rutgers, will present a talk in HW/SW Interface Seminar Series: "Computer System for Neuroscience". Abstract: Computer systems are vital to advancing our understanding of the brain. From embedded chips in brain implants to server systems used for large-scale brain modeling frameworks, computer systems help us shed light on the connections between low-level neuronal spiking activity and high-level functionality. This talk will show the challenges facing such computer systems.

Ladd Observatory open house

Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm

Ladd Observatory is participating in the Doors Open RI Festival. We are among two dozen sites around Providence that will be holding an open house. See our historic scientific instrument collection ...

Engineering Activities Fair

Friday, September 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

Learn about student groups in engineering, including: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society, Brown Building Society, Brown Formula Racing, Brown Space Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New Scientist Collective, Rube Goldberg Club, Sigma Xi Honor Society, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers.

Chemistry Colloquium: Prof. Heather J. Kulik (MIT) Host: Brenda Rubenstein

Friday, September 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

New computational strategies for inorganic molecular and materials design Chemical space is vast, with best estimates suggesting we have as yet characterized less than 1 part in 10^50 of all possible ...

Engineering Research Skills and Library Support: The Basics

Friday, September 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MacMillan 117

Suitable for all Engineering students

Presented by John Kromer and Andrew Creamer, Physical Sciences Librarians

All Engineering students are invited to learn about navigating Brown's libraries and the library website. You will learn how to access resources relevant to your research; learn expert search skills in databases such as IEEE Xplore, Web of Science, and Engineering Village; and learn techniques for data curation and management. To register:

Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Breakfast

Friday, September 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Barus & Holley, Room 723-24

Engineering Postdoctoral Scholars - Please join us in Barus & Holley 723-24 for a complimentary breakfast at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22. We love our postdocs!

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Louis E. DeFrate, the Frank H. Bassett III, M.D. Associate Professor of Orthoopaedics at Duke University will present a talk: "Application of Imaging Techniques to the Study of In Vivo Knee Health and Function." Abstract: Mechanical loading plays an important role in maintaining cartilage health. Altered mechanical loading (potentially due to factors such as joint injury and obesity) may contribute to the development of osteoarthritis. However, there are currently limited tools available to quantify the local in vivo mechanical environment of cartilage in humans.

STEM Faculty Launch Workshop

Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:00am - Friday, September 22, 2017 4:00pm
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The STEM Faculty Launch is a premier workshop for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers seeking tenure-track positions in the STEM fields. This two-day workshop covers best practices for ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

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.

Engineering Seminar: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

Robert J. Kee, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, will present a talk: "Identifying and Applying State-Space Models Derived from High-Fidelity Physical Models of Li-Ion Batteries." Abstract: This presentation develops the theory and demonstrates an efficient implementation algorithm to extract locally linear state-space models from large-scale physical models. State-space models are systems of low-order, linear, transient, ordinary differential equations that predict the system response at particular operating states.

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series

Monday, September 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Shawn A. Chester, Asst. Professor of Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology will present a talk: "Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymeric Materials." Abstract: Many new and exciting phenomena in mechanics are inherently multiphysics. A few examples include thermally responsive shape-memory polymers, Joule heating causing creep, and pore pressure effects in geo-materials to name just a few.

Brown Hack Health 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 5:30pm - Sunday, September 17, 2017 5:30pm
Warren Alpert Medical School Building of Brown University

After an exceptional first year, Brown Innovation for Health is very excited to host its second healthcare hackathon. “Hackathon” combines the words “hack” and “marathon.” In this case, “hack” means to create innovative solutions to current health problems. Brown Hack Health will take place over the course of a weekend (September 15th - 17th) and bring together diverse groups of people — students, entrepreneurs, providers, IT developers, industrial designers, venture capitalists — who work in teams to prototype solutions to current issues in health care.

OIP Application Deadline for Brown in France, Brown in Hong Kong, Brown in the UK, and Brown in Japan

Friday, September 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm

OIP Application Deadline for Brown in France(Paris, Lyon, Engineering), Brown in Hong Kong, Brown in the UK (space-available basis), and Brown in Japan

2017 Breakthrough Lab Pitch Night

Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for our 2017 Breakthrough Lab (B-lab) Pitch Night, Thursday, September 14, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, at 85 Waterman Street (subject to change due to classes) ...

Engineering Honors Information Session

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

Honors information session for engineering undergraduate students. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend.

Click here for more information on the School of Engineering honors program.