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Forum on Brown ENGN Experience

Thursday, April 07, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Brown Engineering Curriculum Development Project is a group independent study project (GISP) of 9 engineering students who used this semester to take a close look into the Brown undergrad engineering ...

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm

PhD candidate Kyohei Onoue will present his PhD thesis: "Characterization of the Leading-edge Vortex Dynamics Using Cyber-Physical Systems". The presiding officer will be Professor Kenneth S. Breuer. Barus and Holley, Room 631, 182 Hope St.

Women in Science and Engineering Conversations-Faculty-Student Luncheon

Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Women and Science and Engineering (WiSE) on campus has put together a roundtable discussion luncheon for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM on April 7th at 12pm to discuss ways in which STEM departments at Brown can better support women and historically underrepresented groups. For this luncheon we have 20+ faculty members with representation from all STEM departments in attendance to hear us out about our experiences with STEM at Brown and what we would like to see improved. All gender identities are welcome to attend. RSVP is required for this event.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Physical Phenotyping with Inertial Microfluidics

Thursday, April 07, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

Prof. Dino Di Carlo, Microfluidic Biotechnology Laboratory, Bioengineering Department of the University of California, Los Angeles will present "Physical Phenotyping with inertial Microfluidics." Abstract: ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 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 Seminar - Aline Cotel: Living in a Turbulent World - A New Conceptual Framework for Flow-fish Interactions

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series TUESDAY – April 5, 2016 3:00pm Barus & Holley, Room 190 Aline Cotel Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Living in a Turbulent World - A New Conceptual Framework for Flow-fish Interactions The natural habitats of fishes are characterized by water movements driven by a multitude of physical processes of either natural or human origin.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: Experimental Investigation of the Structure-Function Relationship of the Connective Tissues of the Eye

Monday, April 04, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Experimental Investigation of the Structure-Function Relationship of the Connective Tissues of the Eye” by Dr. T. D. (Vicky) Nguyen, Johns Hopkins University Abstract: The sclera and lamina cribrosa constitute are the major connective tissues of the posterior eye wall and serve to mechanically support the delicate retinal and neural tissues of the vision system.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 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.

Spring Recess

Saturday, March 26, 2016 12:00am - Sunday, April 03, 2016 12:00am
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Spring Recess

Engaged Scholars Program and Engineering: Information Session

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

If you have questions about the Engaged Scholars Program (ESP) and Engineering, there will be an information session on Tuesday March 22 at 5 p.m. in Barus and Holley, Room 190.

Students currently in the program, along with Prof. Breuer, the faculty advisor for the ESP, will talk about the program, its goals and requirements and how to fit it all together within the constraints of the Engineering curriculum. 

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 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 Seminar: Nonlinear Electrohydrodynamics of Particles and Drops in Strong Electric Fields

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

David Saintillan Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California San Diego La Jolla, CA Nonlinear Electrohydrodynamics of Particles and Drops in Strong Electric Fields Weakly conducting dielectric solid particles and liquid droplets in strong electric fields are known to undergo symmetry-breaking bifurcations leading to steady electrorotation. This so-called Quincke effect, which results from the antiparallel electrostatic dipole induced by the applied field inside the particles, is well described by the classic Taylor-Melcher leaky dielectric model.

Women in Science & Engineering Mentor Information Session

Monday, March 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Information session about what it means to be a WiSE Mentor. Applications are currently out and are due April 4th.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar: From Buckliphobia to Buckliphilia: Embracing the mechanical instabilities of slender structures

Monday, March 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pedro M. Reis, Gilbert W. Winslow Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abstract: Slender structural elements (e.g., rods, plates and shells) under compression are ubiquitously subjected to mechanical instabilities. Across length-scales, buckling has traditionally been regarded as a first route toward failure and is, therefore, to be avoided; an approach that we refer to as Buckliphobia.

Biopharma Founder: Josh Cohen'14 BBIG Presentation

Friday, March 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BERT 130

Josh Cohen: CEO and co-Founder of Amylyx, a biopharmaceutical company, will be coming to speak at Brown. He will discuss his company, the company's work developing treatments for neurodegenerative ...

Neuroengineering 1220 "Master Class": Fundamentals of EEG, ECoG, and MEG (part II)

Thursday, March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm

Brown University School of Engineering, VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Center for Biomedical Engineering, and Brown Institute for Brain Science present: Fundamentals of EEG, ECoG ...

Thinking Out Loud: Sociality and Identity in a Bacterial World

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Bacterial cells in our body outnumber human cells. We identify ourselves as human, but what do our friendly inhabitants identify as? Like animals, bacteria can cooperate to form colonies or battle to gain dominance -- all social behaviors fueled by a somewhat mysterious ability to recognize self from other. Come hear how Karine is solving that mystery.

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Dr. Scott Collins and Dr. Derek Merck

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 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.

Neuroengineering 1220 "Master Class": Fundamentals of EEG, ECoG, and MEG (part I)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm

Brown University School of Engineering, VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Center for Biomedical Engineering, and Brown Institute for Brain Science present: Fundamentals of EEG, ECoG ...

EEB Tuesday Seminar Series

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Professor Rob Wood Harvard University Talk Title: Progress on insect-inspired robots

ESCE Seminar: Electromagnetic Metamaterials for Terahertz Science - from Spatial Light Modulators to Imaging

Friday, March 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering (ESCE) Seminar by Dr. Willie John Padilla, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University. Abstract:Electromagnetic metamaterials have demonstrated unprecedented control over light matter interactions and have realized exotic properties difficult to achieve with natural materials. The ability to attain on-demand spatio-temporal electromagnetic properties enables metamaterials to function as real-world devices.

Superfund Seminar Series: Dr. Stephanie Malin: Western Wells and Well-Being

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Brown Superfund Research Program presents, Friday, March 11 at noon, Dr. Stephanie Malin, assistant professor of Sociology at Colorado State University. Dr. Malin will present "Western Wells and Well-Being: Community Impacts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production in Colorado."

Jessica Planade - Linking Biochemistry and Mechanics: The Role of Crosslinkers in Branched Actin Networks

Friday, March 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Jessica Planade ESPCI (Paris) Linking Biochemistry and Mechanics: The Role of Crosslinkers in Branched Actin Networks The actin cytoskeleton is an assembly of organized polymer structures. In cells, actin contributes to their internal organization, their rigidity, and their ability to exert forces. In this work, we focus on Arp2/3-branched networks, which are implicated in a variety of cellular functions such as motility or endocytosis. The properties of actin networks are regulated by multiple families of actin binding proteins (ABPs).

School of Engineering Ph.D. Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

PhD candidate Sara Kadkhodaei will present her PhD thesis: "Free Energy Calculation of Mechanically Unstable but Dynamically Stabilized Phases". The presiding officer will be Professor Axel van de ...

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Mechanics of Active Cellular Systems

Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

Biomedical seminar presented by Ming Guo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Cells are active systems that can regulate their mechanical properties according to different environments and functions: bone cells are much stiffer than neurons; this reflects the stiffness of the surrounding tissue they are growing in. The mechanical property of cells and their ability to regulate it are critical for numerous fundamental cellular functions at single cell level and are also thought to play an essential role in embryo development.

Internship Bootcamp

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Still on the hunt for a summer internship? Frustrated with your current search strategy? We are here to help and answer your questions! Come learn about specific opportunities still available for summer ...

Engineering Seminar: Nanomaterials Assembly by Electrophoretic Deposition: Toward Ordered Film Formation and Device Fabrication

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Seminar by James Dickerson II, Ph.D. Abstract Semiconducting, insulating, and metallic nanoparticles have attracted considerable interest recently due to their size-dependent, quantum confinement characteristics, which make them attractive for a broad platform of optical, magnetic, and electronic devices. Proposed commercial applications include solid state lighting devices, magnetic recording media, ultra-light video displays, and bio-imaging reagents.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 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 Seminar: Active Magnetic Colloids: Emergent Dynamics and Self-assembly

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series Alexey Snezhko Materials Science Division Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL Active Magnetic Colloids: Emergent Dynamics and Self-assembly Magnetic colloidal ensembles subject to an external energy injection often develop nontrivial collective dynamics and self-assembled phases.