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2018 Northeast Superfund Research Program Meeting in Woods Hole

Monday, March 26, 2018 12:00am - Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:00am
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The Northeast Superfund Research Program Meeting in Woods Hole will bring together the eight Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers in the northeast for two days for scientific sessions and a special focus on trainee development. Superfund Research Centers at Brown University, Boston University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Rhode Island have played a role in organizing this meeting.

Spring Recess

Saturday, March 24, 2018 12:00am - Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:00am
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Spring Recess

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Angelica L. Gonzalez, Ph.D., Dubinsky Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University will present a talk: "Engineering Human Microvasculature in Inflammatory and Fibrotic Disease" ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 20, 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, March 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm

A touch of non-linearity at intermediate Reynolds numbers: where spheres “think” collectively and swim together. Daphne Klotsa University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ABSTRACT: From crawling cells to orca whales, swimming in nature occurs at different scales. The study of swimming across length scales can shed light onto the biological functions of natural swimmers or inspire the design of artificial swimmers with applications ranging from targeted drug delivery to deep-water explorations.

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Monday, March 19, 2018 11:30am - 2:30pm

Ph.D. candidate Vineeth Venugopal will present his dissertation defense: "Composite Piezoelectric Thick Films Through a Hybrid Processing Technique". The presiding officer will be Professor Angus Kingon.

Annual Brown Brain Fair

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Engineering Research Center Lobby

Annual Brown Brain Fair Saturday, March 17 10am - 2pm Lobby of Engineering Research Center 345 Brook Street

Brown Brain Fair 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Engineering Research Center Lobby

To culminate Brain Awareness Week, the Brown Brain Bee and Cure Alliance for Mental Illness present the third annual Brown Brain Fair! The Brain Fair will feature a wide range of interactive demonstrations ...

Hack for Humanity: Brown University’s First Annual Humanitarian Hackathon

Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:00am - Sunday, March 18, 2018 12:00am
Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative is holding its inaugural Humanitarian Hackathon on March 17 and 18 which will bring together students from across Rhode Island to learn about the most pressing ...

Brown Venture Pitch Night: Empowering the Next Big Idea

Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
115 MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street

Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and our esteemed judges for a night of pitching, prizes, and startup fun. Meet entrepreneurial all-stars hand-picked to pitch to the community ...

WORKSHOP: 3D Printing at Brown

Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Yes, 3D printing is all the rage these days, and sometimes the promises of this technology outrun the reality. But behind all the hype and hyperbole is a potentially transformative technology that ...

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:30pm - 6:30pm
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.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 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 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, March 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Locomotion in Generalized Newtonian Fluids: Living Organisms & Active Colloids Dr. David Gagnon Georgetown University ABSTRACT: Biofilm formation, mammalian reproduction, and infection typically occur in environments where surrounding fluids comprise suspensions of polymers. These polymeric suspensions possess non-Newtonian rheological properties, such as rate-dependent viscosity and viscoelasticity, and present numerous experimental and modeling challenges.

FEAST Lecture Series: Nested Constraints - Women’s Entrepreneurship Around the World

Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hillel, 80 Brown Street

Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for a continuation of our Forum on Entrepreneurship, Analytics, Scholarship and Thought (FEAST) series, for a conversation with Dr. Linda Scott, our Visting ...

Engineering and the Engaged Scholarship Program Info Session

Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you interested in joining, or already a member of, the Engaged Scholars Program at Brown? The Engaged Scholars Program (ESP) is a university-wide initiative in which students and faculty integrate teaching, research, and practice to benefit the world beyond Brown. For Sophomores, April 1 is also the deadline for applying to the Engaged Scholarship Program. Join us for a get-together and info session to meet current ESP Engineers, ask questions, exchange experiences and find out more about the program.

School of Engineering Town Hall

Friday, March 09, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hazeltine Commons, ERC

The senior class should be there! The Student Advisory Board will be kicking off the commencement speaker selection process and taking your feedback. Any senior who has suggestions for the selection process, OR who would like to join the selection committee should attend. (if you cannot attend but would like to be involved, please email Jennifer_Casasanto@brown.edu.)
Topics for Discussion will include:
1. Kick off of commencement speaker selection process

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, March 08, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Albert Woo, M.D., Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, will present a talk: "3D Imaging and Printing in Medicine and Education". Abstract: The advent of 3D printing available to the consumer market is revolutionizing the field of medicine. This talk will discuss the history of 3D imaging and printing in medicine. It will then explore some of the applications of this new technology in both the fields of medicine, education, and the intersection in between. Finally, it will touch upon future directions of this technology.

Materials Engineering Concentration Information

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

First years and sophomores - If you are considering concentrating in Materials Engineering, please come to an information session on March 7 at 6:00 in room 190 Barus and Holley.  It will be hosted by the current junior and senior Materials Engineering Concentrators who will talk about their interests in the program, the curriculum requirements, research opportunities, and much more.  There will also be some lab tours after the event for those who are interested.  Pizza will be served.

Cognex Info Session

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley Room 751

Cognex - A global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision, while maintaining the fast-paced, creative environment of a startup. Please join CEO Robert Willett '89 and Director of Core Vision Technology David Michael on Tuesday for an information session. The work hard, play hard, move fast culture of Cognex recognizes its employees for their innovation, perseverence and hard work in a fun, rewarding and quirky environment. Pizza provided.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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: David Lentink

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BioMed Center, Eddy Auditorium Rm. 291

David Lentink, Stanford Fluids at Brown and Fluids and Thermal Sciences Joint Seminar Series Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:00pm BioMed Center, Eddy Auditorium

Environmental Engineering Career Panel

Monday, March 05, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Engineering Research Center, Room 125
Join the Brown University Society of Environmental Engineers in learning about different career paths within Environmental Engineering. Speakers may include Adam Kran '09 Project Engineer from Environmental Partners Group, Inc., Matthew Kromer '99 ScM '01 - Senior Research Scientist/Engineer from Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy, James Rice ScM '08, PhD '11 - Senior Environmental Scientist from Gradient Corp., and Matthew Root '99 ScM '00 - Senior Project Manager CPHC from Integrated Eco Strategy, LLC.
Pizza provided.

Environmental Engineering Career Panel

Monday, March 05, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Engineering Research Center Room 125

Join the Brown University Society of Environmental Engineers in learning about different career paths within Environmental Engineering and related fields. Speakers will include: Adam Kran '09 - Project ...

WE@Brown Conference

Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Salomon, Room 001, 79 Waterman Street

Join EP’s Women’s Entrepreneurship team for the second annual WE@Brown event. Featuring opening remarks by Brown President Christina Paxson, closing remarks by near-death survivor and influencer ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 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 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, February 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus and Holley, Room 190

Hydrodynamic interactions in non Newtonian liquids Roberto Zenit Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico ABSTRACT: The understanding of hydrodynamic forces around particles, drops, or bubbles ...

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016)

Monday, February 26, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm

"Sustainable Development Goals and Global Citizenship” His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016) and Chairman of IOC Ethics Committee since September 2017, will speak for the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ‘60 Lecture on International Affairs.

Writing Climate Change: A Roundtable with Public Scholars || Panel discussion

Friday, February 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm

What are the implications of climate change for life on earth? How can we make sense of those changes if we are not trained scientists? Can we do something to slow — and ideally stop — the extinction ...

Superfund Research Program Seminar: Weihsueh Chiu

Friday, February 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

“Addressing Uncertainty and Population Variability in Risk Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Weihsueh A. Chiu, Ph.D. (Professor in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)