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Goldwater Scholarship - pre-application Deadline

Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Dean of the College Office is pleased to announce the campus deadline for the Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship has a two part application process. 1.) Student profile/pre-application ...

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Kris Noel Dahl, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, will present a talk: "Mechanical Changes of the Cell Nucleus in Disease and Aging". Abstract: The sequencing of the human genome has provided a wealth of scientific information, but this information is limited by the poor understanding of the mechanisms that control gene expression. In addition to containing the code for the cell, the genome within the nucleus is a complex self-assembled polymeric structure with unique biophysical properties.

Yoav Artzi

Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:20pm

Tech Talk: Situated Language Understanding with Visual Observations Yoav Artzi, Cornell University Host: Stefanie Tellex/HCRI

Katherine Gorman

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Story Algorithm: Practical Communication Tools for Conveying the Reality of Research Katherine Gorman, Collective Next Host: Michael Littman/HCRI

Registration for Wintersession courses (begins at 9:00 A.M.)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:00am - Friday, December 01, 2017 12:00am
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Registration for Wintersession courses (begins at 9:00 A.M.)

Thinking Out Loud - Ties That Bind: unraveling disease through biomechanics

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm

We live in a diverse and rapidly changing world where technological advances must keep pace and engineers must be equipped to solve global problems of increasing complexity. As noted by the National Academy of Engineering, over the past century, engineering “revolutionized and improved nearly every aspect of human life.” In order to continue in that vein, the face of engineering must be reflective of a changing landscape for demographics, culture, education, technology, the economy, and global competitiveness.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 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 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, November 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus and Holley, Room 190

Uncovering Stellar and Planetary interiors: quantifying the effects of rotation, magnetic fields, and turbulent convection Jeff Oishi Assistant Professor of Physics Bates College in Lewiston, ME ABSTRACT: Understanding the turbulent transport of heat, angular momentum, and chemical species is crucial to understanding the structure and evolution of stars and giant planets.

Andy Trench

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:20pm

Tech Talk: “Flying Robots: Opportunity and Innovation in Drones” Andy Trench, XactSense Host: Stefanie Tellex/HCRI

HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation: Gilda Barabino

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House

Please join us for a HUGs + STEM Lunchtime Conversation with Gilda Barabino, Ph.D., Dean and Frances H. Berg Professor at the City College of New York; President, American Institute for Medical and ...

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, November 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar, Center for Mechanics of Solids and Structures, University of Texas at Austin, will present a talk: "Damage in Elastomers: Nucleation, Growth, and Healing of Cavities and Micro-cracks". Abstract: The study of the nucleation and growth of cavities in elastomers and rubbers as a precursor to eventual failure has a long and rich history; this topic has occupied the interest of many analytic investigators and a few experimental investigator.

Physics Colloquium - Elizabeth Simmons (UCSD)

Monday, November 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Promoting Gender Equity in STEM: Theory and Applications This presentation will begin by briefly reviewing data on the current status of women in STEM disciplines: degrees earned, careers pursued ...

Movie Night by Graduate Women in Science and Engineering

Friday, November 10, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWiSE) for a movie night! We will be watching the movie "Agora", which is about the 4th century astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher Hypatia of ...

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Friday, November 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
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Engineering Research Center, Room 250 Professor Jiayi Zhang, Institute of Brain Science at Fudan University in Shanghai China, will present a talk: "Restoration and Augmentation of Vision in a Mouse Model". ABSTRACT: I will briefly cover two stories: (1) The restoration of light response with complex spatiotemporal features in retinal degenerative diseases towards retinal prosthesis has proven to be a considerable challenge over the past decades.

Active Minds Presents: Jordan Burnham

Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm

We are very excited to have Jordan Burnham, a nationally acclaimed mental health advocate, speak at Brown on November 9th from 7:30-8:30pm in Smith-Buonanno 106. He speaks about his own struggles with depression and mental health, and uses his story to promote wellness and healthy ways to deal with difficulties surrounding mental health. Jordan is nationally recognized as a mental health advocate; he was chosen one of the “2010 Best of Philly” and received the 2012 Emerging Humanitarian Award winner from the Asomugha Foundation.

FIRE Fair (Fellowships, Internships & Research Experiences)

Thursday, November 09, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm

FIRE Fair (Fellowships, Internships & Research Experiences) Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:00-6:00pm Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center - Kasper Multipurpose Room The FIRE Fair will feature funding ...

iGEM team Synthetic Biology presentation

Thursday, November 09, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Stanford - Brown Universities iGEM team of undergraduate synthetic biologists will present their work from this past year at NASA-Ames. The title of their presentation is: "Getting there and staying ...

Bradley Hayes

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Achieving Safe Human-Robot Collaboration through Explainable AI" Bradley Hayes, University of Colorado Host: Maartje de Graaf/HCRI

Interest meeting for LGBTQ+ in STEM fields

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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A group of students is interested in creating a Brown University chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) to provide a range of professional development and social ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 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 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.

Nationally Competitive Fellowships for Sophomores & Juniors

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Nationally Competitive Fellowships for Sophomores & Juniors November 7 from 4:00pm-5:30pm at 85 Waterman Street, Room 130 Dean Linda Dunleavy from Brown's Fellowship office will present ...

Registration for Semester II (Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 12:00am - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00am
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Registration for Semester II. (Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)

Dana M. Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society: Design as a Tool for Change

Monday, November 06, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Established in 2015, 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. Heather Fleming is the CEO of Catapult Design, a product and service design firm with an expertise in human-centered design for marginalized communities. Catapult partners with organizations to develop sustainable solutions that address technology and social issues such as rural electrification, water purification and transport, food security, and improved health.

Fireside chat with Casper co-founders Neil Parikh '11 and Luke Sherwin '12

Monday, November 06, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

How did two Brown alum co-founders reinvent an industry around sleep? Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and co-founders Neil Parikh '11 and Luke Sherwin '12 of Casper, a mattress company ...

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, November 06, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor David Kammer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, will present a talk: "Modeling Dynamic Shear Ruptures at Weak Interfaces." Abstract: Unraveling the underlying ...

Research Matters 2017, Graduate School Research Symposium

Saturday, November 04, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for Research Matters, a Graduate School Research Symposium that features graduate student speakers, who will share their research and why it matters on stage in the form of short talks before ...

Engineering Career Fair

Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the School of Engineering will host its seventh annual internship and career fair from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sayles Hall. More than 250 students and over 20 companies are expected to attend. Among the companies planning to recruit at this year’s fair are: Alert Innovation, Amgen, ASML, Biobot Analytics, Bloomy, Bosch, Building Enclosure Science, Cognex, Dassault Systemes, Draper, Goldman Sachs, Huf North America, Johnson Controls, Samsung Research America, SharkNinja, United Technologies Research Center, Veryst Engineering, and several more.

Engineering Seminar: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Friday, November 03, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Sameer Sonkusale, of Tufts University, will present a talk, "Flexible Sensors and Diagnostics Using Unconventional Materials". Abstract: This talk will explore the new realm of making flexible sensors and diagnostics for applications ranging from early screening in resource poor settings, to smart wound dressings for chronic wounds. The key contributions of the work is on utilization of locally sources, universally available, low cost materials such as paper, threads and textile.

FOUNDER FRIDAYS: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH B-LAB ALUM

Friday, November 03, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library

Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for a special Founder Fridays featuring our B-Lab Alum! Brown University’s Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. Each participating team receives access to custom mentoring, a peer cohort of dedicated founders, co-working space, and a summer stipend. For teams that require it, B-Lab will also provide access to lab facilities and relevant technical support.

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

Friday, November 03, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Joel Emer and John Danskin, of Nvidia Corporation, will present a talk: "Designing Efficient Deep Learning Accelerators: Challenges and Opportunities" Abstract: Deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) ...