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NCE WORKSHOP SERIES: THE RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD OF U.S. IMMIGRATION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURS AND PROFESSIONALS

Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Recently, there have been significant changes in U.S. immigration policy and practice. We will discuss the impact of these changes on would-be foreign national entrepreneurs/founders and employees ...

Writing a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Proposal

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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 ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

Wellness Room Planning Meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engineering Research Center, Room 225

Community gathering to set usage rules for engineering Wellness Room. All undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty may attend.

Overview of the Revisions to the Human Subjects Research Regulations (Common Rule)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

You may have heard whispering about new regulations for conducting human subjects research. Well, the rumors are true – the federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) released revised regulations ...

NCE Workshop Series: Applying the Classics Virtues to Design & Innovation

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

What if you applied a 2500-year-old philosophy of Aristotle’s Classic Virtues to 21st Century business and entrepreneurship? You’re at a Liberal Arts school – you should! What does courage mean ...

Brown Statistics C. K. Colver Lecture featuring Yann LeCun, PhD, Facebook AI Research

Monday, November 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Yann LeCun, PhD Director, Facebook AI Research Silver Professor, New York University List Art Museum, Room 120, 64 College Street “How Could Machines Learn as Efficiently as Animals and Humans?” ...

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, November 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Damiano Pasini, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, will present a talk: "Mechanics and Thermal Expansion of Lattice Materials." Abstract: This seminar will appeal to those interested in the mechanics of periodic materials, in particular lattices. Three questions I will address on their mechanical and functional response: •How to predict their elastic and failure response when their geometry is either ideal or imperfect? •How to planarly tune their thermal expansion without sacrificing structural efficiency?

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:00am - Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00am
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Thanksgiving recess beginning Wednesday at noon.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 21, 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.

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, November 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Edwin L. (Ned) Thomas, of Rice University, will present a talk: "High Velocity Projectile Impact of Materials". Abstract: The ultrahigh strain rate behavior of materials, such as block copolymers ...

#WHYRI: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION & YOU

Monday, November 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Petteruti Lounge, Campus Center (Faunce)

Join the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Innovation Providence and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for a discussion on how entrepreneurs and forward thinkers are leading the way to a ...

Engineering Seminar: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Monday, November 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Engineering Research Center, Room 125 (1st floor) Dr. Emanuele Rodolà, Sapienza - Universita di Roma - Italy, will present a talk: "Spectral Approaches to Partial Shape Matching. Abstract: In this ...

School of Engineering Town Hall

Friday, November 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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.

Engineering Research Fair

Friday, November 17, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Come out to hear about engineering research opportunities! All undergraduates welcome! Professors will be there to talk about their specific research interests and projects, including undergraduate positions for the spring and summer. The event will be held in New Commons (New Engineering Building).

Engineering Research Fair

Friday, November 17, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Meet professors and graduate students from the engineering department, and learn about the amazing research being done at Brown! Food will be provided. The event will be held in the Hazeltine Commons ...

Superfund Research Program Seminar: Alexander Star

Friday, November 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Superfund Research Program Seminar: Alexander Star “The enzyme-catalyzed degradation of carbon nanomaterials” Alexander Star (Professor of Chemistry, Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational ...

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 ...