Brown University School of Engineering

Events that began in October, 2017

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Engineering Research Center, Hazeltine Commons

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the Hazeltine Commons of the new Engineering Research Center 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, October 31, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Coarse-grained models for interacting flapping swimmers Anand Oza, Assistant Professor Department of Mathematical Sciences New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) ABSTRACT: I will present the results of a theoretical investigation into the dynamics of interacting flapping swimmers. Our study is motivated by ongoing experiments in the Applied Math Lab at the Courant Institute, in which freely-translating, heaving hydrofoils interact hydrodynamically to choose their relative positions and velocities.

Keasbey Scholarship Campus Deadline

Friday, October 27, 2017 5:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Dean of the College Office is pleased to announce that the Keasbey Scholarship, which supports graduate study at select schools in the U.K. for up to two years, is open to Brown seniors (those who will graduate in the Spring of 2018 including those completing in December 2017) this year. Brown is one of select number of schools invited to submit nominees on a rotating basis (every three years). This year is our turn to participate and we can send two nominees to the national competition. We will hold an internal review for all students interested in nomination.

Inaugural Presidential Scholars Symposium: "The Intersection Between Innovation, STEM and Social Science"

Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
> Multiple locations: see description for details

Presidential Scholars Symposium: "The Intersection Between Innovation, STEM and Social Science" Does the intersection between science, innovation, technology and social science exist? How are these ...

Scientific Computing Seminar: Roman Garnett

Friday, October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
170 Hope Street, Room 108

Roman Garnett, Washington University in Saint Louis Scientific Computing Seminar Friday, October 27, 2017 Room 108, 170 Hope Street

Condensed Matter & Biophysics Seminar: Ian Wong, Brown Unviersity

Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Beyond 2D: Self-Organizing Patterns in Nanomaterials and Cancer The emergence of complex behaviors from interacting "building blocks" is a fundamental theme in soft matter and living systems. In this seminar, I will present recent results from my group exploring self-organization in the context of 2D nanomaterials, biologically derived polyelectrolytes, and cancer cells. First, we utilize mechanical deformations to wrinkle and crumple graphene oxide membranes into hierarchical architectures.

IRB Basics informational session

Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Planning on doing research with human subjects, but not sure where to start? Attend this informational session and we'll give you all the information you need to start writing a human research protocol ...

Engineering Study Abroad Panel

Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barus & Holley Room 751

Join us for an informational session on studying abroad as an engineering student! Learn about different study abroad programs, and hear from engineering students who have studied abroad in the past.

Writing a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Proposal

Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you writing a NSF DDRIG proposal soon? This workshop is an overview of the process, with special focus on graduate students who may have not applied for a NSF grant before. The workshop covers ...

Concentration Fair

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Attention all sophomores, transfer students, and curious first-year students: Please join us at the Concentration Fair, on Wednesday, October 25, from 7-8:30pm in Sayles Hall. This is a great opportunity ...

FULLY ALIVE: USING THE LESSONS OF THE AMAZON TO LIVE YOUR MISSION IN BUSINESS AND LIFE

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Petteruti Lounge, Campus Center (Faunce)

Fully Alive tells the story of Tyler Gage ’08 and his immersion in Amazonian indigenous spirituality and its life-changing impact on the trajectory of his company, living a meaningful life, and making ...

Intro LaTeX Workshop

Wednesday, October 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 to professionalize and streamline your STEM work. No experience necessary! When: Wed, Oct 25, 12-1pm Where: Science Center (SciLi 3rd floor) Main Room Free Food will be Provided! Please pre-register! The link can be accessed from "More Info".

2017 NIH Regional Seminar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:00am - Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00pm
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General registration rates end September 29! Don't miss this annual two-day conference hosted by NIH offering workshops on human research protections, grant application and submission using eRA Commons ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hazeltine Commons, Engineering Research Center

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the Hazeltine Commons of the new Engineering Research Center 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.

Broader Impacts Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm

NSF requires that all proposals explicitly address broader impacts to promote education, outreach, and the benefits to society of the scientific research proposed. Learn about the resources available ...

The HW/SW Interface Seminar Series: Jointly sponsored by Engineering and Computer Science

Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Natalie Enright Jerger, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, will present a talk: "Hardware-Software Co-design for Approximate Computing". As Moore’s Law continues in the post-Dennard scaling era, architects and programmers must consider energy efficiency even more carefully as part of their designs. One promising approach to boost both energy efficiency and performance is approximate computing.

Intermediate LaTeX Workshop

Friday, October 20, 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 to professionalize and streamline your STEM work. This week's topic: Thesis and Lab Writing When: Fri, Oct 20, 12-1pm Where: Science Center (SciLi 3rd floor) Main Room Free Food will be Provided! Please pre-register! The link can be accessed from "More Info".

New Research Building All School Photo

Friday, October 20, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Engineering Research Center

Join us on Friday at noon for the first all-school picture in front of the new Engineering Research Center! Undergrads, Grad students, Faculty and Staff - all welcome!

Cookies and Coffee in the Commons

Friday, October 20, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Engineering Research Center, Hazeltine Commons

Join us in the Engineering Research Center's Hazeltine Commons to celebrate the new building! The Student Advisory Board and Dean Larson will welcome students to the new building the morning it opens and give out cookies to students walking through for the first time.

IMNI Distinguished Lecture: Angela Belcher, Ph.D., - “Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment and Medicine”

Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Barus & Holley 190

“Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment and Medicine” Thursday, October 19, 2017 Barus and Holley, Room 190 Refreshments: 3:30 p.m. Lecture: 4:00 p.m. Angela Belcher, Ph.D., James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Abstract: Organisms have been making exquisite inorganic materials for over 500 million years.

Engineering Seminar: Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering

Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Saugata Ghose, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University will present a talk: "How Safe Is Your Storage? A Look at the Reliability and Vulnerability of Modern Solid-State ...

TBA - Charles DeLisi

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Charles DeLisi Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering Metcalf Professor, Science and Engineering Boston University Title & Abstract TBA

Peer Resume Review with SWE

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you working on your resume? Need some outside perspective? Join the Society of Women Engineers as we work on our resumes for upcoming career fairs and job applications!

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 17, 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: Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kaushik Sengupta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton will present a talk: "Exploiting Complexity of Sub-wavelength Interactions for Simplicity in Integrated Systems: From Programmable mm-Wave and THz Surfaces to Nano-optical Chip Scale Systems in Silicon". Abstract: Being able to harness, synthesize, manipulate electromagnetic waves and transduce to and extract information from them forms the foundation of nearly all communication, sensing and imaging technologies that have transformed our lives and continue to do so.

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus and Holley, Room 190

Francesca Bernardi, Ph.D. Candidate Department of Mathematics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Symmetry-breaking in passive scalars advected by laminar shear flow Abstract: The dispersion of passive tracers in laminar shear flow is a classic problem in fluid dynamics. The boost in the tracer dispersion due to the interplay between advection and diffusion was first described mathematically and observed experimentally by Sir G. I. Taylor in 1953 for laminar flow in a straight circular pipe.

Finding STEM Research Opportunities at Brown & Beyond

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this interactive workshop, a general overview of how to find STEM undergraduate research opportunities will be presented. Participants will learn about research opportunities at national laboratories ...

Pure Storage Information Session

Monday, October 16, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CareerLab, 167 Angell Street, 1st Floor

Come early to grab some food and enter in to our giveaway for a 1TB SSD! Not familiar with Pure Storage? We are a fast growing company in the heart of the Silicon Valley, whose engineers are disrupting a $15 billion annual (and growing) market for enterprise storage. Our tech talk will explore the current storage landscape along with the rise of flash storage in the consumer and enterprise space. We will explain the importance of customizing software for flash storage and dive into the guiding principles of our Purity software.

Churchill Scholarship - Campus Deadline

Monday, October 16, 2017 5:00pm - 5:00pm
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Campus Deadline for the Churchill Scholarship is October 16, by 5pm. Are you an excellent and serious student of mathematics, engineering, and/or science? Are you a senior interested in spending a year in England? The prestigious Churchill Scholarship supports one year of graduate work at the University of Cambridge. The award provides payment of all university and college tuition and fees at Cambridge, a maintenance allowance of between $16,000 - $21,000 and a $1,000 travel allowance. Brown is among a small cohort of schools invited to nominate two students each year.