Brown University School of Engineering

Events Archive

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Engineering Research Center, Hazeltine Commons

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the Hazeltine Commons of the 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, April 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Scalar excursions in large-eddy simulations Georgios Matheou Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut ABSTRACT: The range of values of scalar fields in turbulent flows is bounded by their boundary values, for passive scalars, and by a combination of boundary values, reaction rates, phase changes, etc., for active scalars. In practice, as a result of numerical artifacts, this fundamental constraint is often violated with scalars exhibiting unphysical excursions.

Engineering in France Information Session

Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interested in studying on Brown's Engineering program in France? Join us for an information session with Florence Mayo-Quenette, Director of International Student Programs at CentraleSupélec, to learn ...

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm

PhD candidate Zijie Qu will present his PhD thesis: "Flagellated Bacteria Swimming in Polymer Solutions". The presiding officer will be Professor Kenneth Breuer.

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Engineering Research Center, Room 325 Ph.D. candidate Julia Seungmi Lee will present her dissertation defense: "Cellular Viability Imaging Using Dynamic Light Scattering Optical Coherence Tomography". The presiding officer will be Jonghwan Lee.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Engineering Research Center, Hazeltine Commons

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the Hazeltine Commons of the 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, April 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Experimental Reaseaches on Interfacial Flow : 1. Double emulsion droplet under high electric field; 2. Tree-inspired pump and actuator Jinkee Lee, PhD School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16419, South Korea ABSTRACT: In this presentation, I want to show the research results focus on (1) emulsion under high electric field and (2) development of tree mimicking mechanical devices. (1) We investigate numerically, theoretically, and experimentally how EHD deformation and breakup of double emulsion droplet can occur under DC electric fields.

School of Engineering Town Hall

Monday, April 16, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

The school hosts Town Hall meetings for all students (undergrad and grad) to discuss topics of interest from students with the administration. The format is 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 intent of the Town Hall meetings is to encourage dialogue and feedback on student curricular, programmatic, as well as diversity and inclusion topics, and to serve as a forum for discussion and connections among students.

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Monday, April 16, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Engineering Research Center Room 350. Ph.D. candidate Nicholas Karl will present his dissertation defense: "Active Metamaterial and Waveguide Devices with Applications in Terahertz Communications". The presiding officer will be Daniel Mittleman. All are welcome to attend.

Brown Engineering Networking and Career Orientation Brunch

Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Engineering Research Center Lobby

Hosted by the Brown chapter of Tau Beta Pi and the ENGN DUG. Students will have the opportunity to casually converse with successful engineering graduates from Brown and other institutions from a wide ...

Useless Hackathon

Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm

In the BROWN DESIGN WORKSHOP -- It’s the Useless Hackathon 2, Electric Boogaloo! Inspired by ITP's Stupid Hackathon (http://www.stupidhackathon.com/), Brown/RISD STEAM is hosting our second Useless Hackathon - a place to make useless, weird, silly, random stuff (emphasis on weird). It'll be a really laid-back and fun day-long event, away from the pressure of "practicality," so there'll be no limits to your creativity!

Engineering Seminar: Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Friday, April 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barus and Holley, Room 190

Dr. Addison Killean Stark, Fellow at ARPA-E and Acting Program Director, will present a talk: "Manufactured Chemistry: Rethinking Reactor Design in the Age of Additive Manufacturing". Abstract: Traditionally, chemical reactor engineering has followed design heuristics compatible with rules-of-thumb scaling laws, and thus the mantra 'bigger is always better'. Another approach to designing large-scale energy conversion devices is via economies of manufacturing scale.

CANCELLED Superfund Research Program Seminar: Manish Arora

Friday, April 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Superfund Research Program Manish Arora seminar has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule in the Fall.

Brown Design Workshop Project Showcase

Friday, April 13, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm

Visit the Brown Design Workshop in Prince Laboratory and see awesome projects! Project submissions (built in the BDW this semester) accepted through April 10 at: tinyurl.com/bdw-showcase-2018 Questions: designworkshop@brown.edu See more: browndesignworkshop.org

Engineering Seminar: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Friday, April 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm

Stojan Radic, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, will present a talk: "Hybrid Processing in Communications and Signal Analysis". Abstract: Modern information processing relies exclusively on silicon platforms, with lightwave layer serving as mere transport conduit. During the last three decades, such technology division was well justified and enforced by duopoly of Moore and Dennard laws. Unfortunately, in post-Moore era, the processing challenge cannot be resolved by silicon scaling anymore.

Coffee and Conversation: "The Winding Path to Success"

Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Join us in Room 325 of the Engineering Research Center for an informal conversation with Professor Josee Védrine-Pauléus, Ph.D. '05, to discuss nonlinear paths through careers in STEM and navigating ...

ICERM Public Lecture: Crowd Computing: Scientific discoveries by protein-folding game players

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brown ICERM, 121 South Main Street, 11th Floor Lecture Hall

Can the brainpower of humans worldwide be brought to bear on critical problems posed in computational biology, such as the structure determination of proteins and designing novel enzymes? Yes! Citizen scientists—most of whom have little or no prior biochemistry experience—have uncovered knowledge that eluded scientists for years. Players of the online protein folding video game Foldit have contributed to several scientific discoveries through gameplay.

UPP Arts Archive at Providence Public Library Launch

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Celebrate the opening of the UPP Arts Archive at the Providence Public Library at 150 Empire Street. UPP Arts was a partner of the Brown University Superfund Research Program.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Engineering Research Center, Hazeltine Commons

Join Senior Associate Dean Rod Beresford every Tuesday during the academic year in the Hazeltine Commons of the 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, April 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm

New laser-imaging technology elucidates form, function, and ecological impact of deep sea, giant larvacean mucus houses Dr. Kakani Katija Research and Development, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, USA ABSTRACT: The midwater region of the ocean (below the euphotic zone and above the benthos) is one of the largest ecosystems on our planet, yet remains one of the least explored.

Thinking Out Loud - Lisa Gelobter

Monday, April 09, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm

From healthcare.gov, to veterans, students and immigrants, if we can send a Tesla Roadster into outer space, we can surely fix the critical issues affecting huge chunks of our population right here on our home planet. In the age of #metoo, the impacts of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace are recognized to be immediately harmful, but also have a long-ranging effect on the economic prosperity of entire disenfranchised populations.

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, April 09, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Maurizio Chiaramonte, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, will present a talk: "Higher Order Methods for Simulating Curvilinear Crack Propagations". Abstract: Understanding and predicting fracture propagation has been for a long time a topic of interest for engineers and scientists alike. Its applicability lies in the prediction of failure loads and mechanisms for the safe design of structural and mechanical components.

HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation: Lisa Gelobter, Founder and CEO of tEQuitable

Monday, April 09, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House

Please join us for a HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation with Lisa Gelobter, Founder and CEO of tEQuitable, an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Ms. Gelobter was a Brown graduate and Computer Science concentrator. On Monday, April 9 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Ms. Gelobter will be at CSREA for an informal lunchtime conversation about women and people of color in STEM industries. What are the opportunities? What are the visible and invisible barriers and hurdles?

Rhode Island Robot Block Party

Saturday, April 07, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm

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 the 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. It was a Rhode Island Monthly Editor's Choice "Best of" Award winner in 2015.

Brown Aikido Club Intercollegiate Seminar

Saturday, April 07, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm

WELCOME TO THE ANNUAL INTERCOLLEGIATE AIKIDO SEMINAR SERIES Hosted by Brown University Aikido Club in Cooperation with Harvard and Cornell Aikido Clubs. Please join us for a day of Aikido. This family ...

Fulbright 101

Thursday, April 05, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Attn: Juniors & Seniors Please join Dean Dunleavy for Fulbright 101 on Thursday, April 5, from 5-6:30 at 85 Waterman Street, (BERT) rm. 130. This event will offer an introduction to and brief overview of the Fulbright program. The Fulbright Student Fellowship provides a funded and honorofic opportunity for graduating seniors to spend a year abroad after graduation teaching English, pursuing independent research, or participating in a program of study.

Engineering Seminar: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Thursday, April 05, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engineering Research Center Lobby

Dr. Reto Wyss, Director, Software Engineering, Villaz-St. Pierre, Switzerland, Cognex Corporation, will present a talk: "Deep Learning for Industrial Machine Vision". Abstract: In today’s factories ...

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, April 05, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barus & Holley Room 751

John H. Slater, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, will present a talk: "Biomimetic Materials for Cell and Tissue Engineering". Abstract: I will provide an overview of the ongoing research in my lab concerning the implementation of biomimetic materials for cell and tissue engineering applications. On the cell engineering front, I will discuss how biomaterial properties can be tuned to influence breast cancer proliferation as well as a new method to measure cell-generated traction forces to investigate their role in cell fate decisions.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Engineering Research Center, Hazeltine Commons

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

Engineering Seminar: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Gabriel M. Rebeiz, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, will present a talk: "Advanced 5G Phased-Arrays and Transceivers Using Silicon Technologies: THE END OF THE MARCONI ERA IS NEAR". Abstract: During the past 50 years, phased-arrays have been largely developed for the defense sector. Today, due to the increased demand for data, there is a need for base-station and mobile-user phased-arrays which can provide high-capacity data services through directional links.