Brown University School of Engineering

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Research Papers & Other Long Term Projects

Monday, March 07, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The semester is half over and it is time to take realistic and practical steps to ensure timely completion. Come learn how to break your large project into smaller, more manageable bites that fit ...

Scientific Computing Seminar: Parameter Estimation for Linear Gaussian Covariance Models

Friday, March 04, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 108, 170 Hope Steet

Caroline Uhler Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Parameter Estimation for Linear Gaussian Covariance Models ABSTRACT: Linear Gaussian covariance models are Gaussian models with linear constraints on the covariance matrix. Such models arise in many applications, such as stochastic processes from repeated time series data, Brownian motion tree models used for phylogenetic analyses, and network tomography models used for analyzing the connections in the Internet.

Tech Talk with Ellen Lord, CEO of Textron Systems

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Ellen Lord is president and chief executive officer of Textron Systems Corporation. Lord was named to this position in October 2012. She is also a member of Textron's Executive Leadership Team. Lord previously served as senior vice president and general manager of Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems Corporation (TSC). She took over the leadership of Textron Defense Systems in 2011 after serving three years as the senior vice president and general manager of AAI Corporation, a fellow operating unit of TSC.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 01, 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.

How to Find and Fund an Internship

Monday, February 29, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This program will explain the process and timeline of finding a great summer internship. All of Brown's fantastic resources will be explained such as the Brown Job Board, searching BrownConnect, finding ...

Pizza with the Engineering Advisers

Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 723-24

Join the Engineering Concentration Advisers ​Thursday Feb 25th​, at noon in Rooms 723 and 724 on the 7th floor of Barus-Holley. This will be a good chance to get to know your adviser; meet fellow concentrators in your program; ask about research in your field; and understand your program and its requirements better. Pizza will be served, so please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/24c0oN0

Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:00am - 12:00am
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Classes resume. Last day to add a course (includes late fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration (5:00 p.m. deadline).

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 23, 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.

ASME Mechanical Engineering Professor Panel

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 163

Come to the ASME Mechanical Engineering professor panel this Tuesday, February 23, at 3 PM in Barus & Holly 163. Listen to Professors Bower, Breuer, Henann, and Fontaine discuss their careers and research, and answer questions from students. There will be free food and drink provided. 

Engineering Seminar: Why are Ambient Aerosols important? Understanding the Links between Air Quality and Climate

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Dr. Akua Asa-Awuku University of California – Riverside, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Bourns College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology Aerosols, or particles, emitted into the air have adverse effects for regional air quality and health. In addition, aerosols significantly impact earth’s climate and the hydrological cycle. They can directly reflect the amount of incoming solar radiation into space; by acting as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), they can indirectly impact climate by affecting cloud albedo.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar

Monday, February 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm

“A New Finite Element Formulation for Modeling Liquid Shells and Its Application to Cell Membranes” Dr. Roger Sauer, RWTH Aachen University Abstract: This work presents a new finite element (FE) formulation for liquid shells that is constructed from a C1-continuous NURBS-based surface description. Both displacement-based and mixed FE formulations are considered. The latter is needed for area-incompressible material behavior, where penalty-type regularizations can lead to misleading results.

Long weekend. No University exercises.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:00am - Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:00am
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Long weekend. No University exercises.

Space Horizon Conference

Friday, February 19, 2016 4:00pm - Sunday, February 21, 2016 2:00pm
Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

Space Horizon is an interactive 3-day workshop that brings together students and professionals from all disciplines to move the international lunar city forward. Sponsored by Metaplaneta, supported ...

Engineering Study Abroad Info Session

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Please join Professor Kenneth Breuer, Engineering's Study Abroad Advisor for an information session about studying abroad. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED Please RSVP. http://bit.ly/1SQJnEF

Biotechnology and BME 5th Year Information Session

Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Undergraduates: Are you not sure what to do after graduation? Have you thought about getting a Master's degree in one year? What are the benefits of the 5th Year Master's Program? Did you know you ...

Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Thursday, February 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

“Microchemical Systems to Address Challenges in Energy, Biology and Health” Prof. Dr. Paul J.A. Kenis William H. & Janet G. Lycan Professor and Department Head Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Abstract: Over the last decade, microchemical or microfluidic systems have been developed for a wide range of applications. This presentation will cover three examples: Electroreduction of CO2, protein/pharmaceutical crystallization, and antibiotic susceptibility testing.

Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 108, 170 Hope Steet

Two-day lecture series on Machine Learning by Dr. Andreas Damianou from the Institute for Translational Neuroscience and the Robotics group at the University of Sheffield. The series aims to provide ...

Photonics Seminar

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

Quantitative Second-Harmonic Generation Microscopy and Multifunctional Plasmonic Nanoantennas Prof. Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Abstract: It is well-known that light can be used to elucidate problems in biology and uncover novel phenomena at the nanoscale. At the PROBE Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we pursue projects related to both biophotonics and nanophotonics.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 16, 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.

Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 108, 170 Hope Steet

A two-day lecture series on Machine Learning by Dr. Andreas Damianou from the Institute for Translational Neuroscience and the Robotics group at the University of Sheffield. The series aims to provide ...

Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) Information Session

Monday, February 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm

B-Lab is back! Breakthrough Lab, an initiative of the Provost’s office, enables students to pursue their entrepreneurial passions and further develop their ventures. The program runs June 6 - July ...

Superfund Research Seminar

Friday, February 12, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Superfund Research Program's February seminar will feature Dr. Jennifer Guelfo, Superfund State Agencies Liaison Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Guelfo will be discussing Subsurface Fate and Transport of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances. The seminar will begin at noon on Friday, February 12, 2016 in Barus and Holley, room 190.

Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) Information Session

Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm

B-Lab is back! Breakthrough Lab, an initiative of the Provost’s office, enables students to pursue their entrepreneurial passions and further develop their ventures. The program runs June 6 - July ...

How to Find and Fund an Internship - For First Years!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This program will explain the process and timeline of finding a great summer internship specifically for first years. All of Brown's fantastic resources will be explained such as the Brown Job Board ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, February 09, 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, February 09, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Systems, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 9, 2016 3:00pm Barus & Holley, Room 190 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.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Seminar by Dr. Laura Stewart Van Winkle

Friday, February 05, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine invites you to attend a seminar presentation “Pulmonary Toxicology of Inhaled Nanomaterials” by Laura Stewart Van Winkle, Ph.D., Research Cell ...

ENGN DUG presents EQUiSAT

Thursday, February 04, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Interested in finding out what one of Brown's coolest project teams has been up to recently? Want to know more about EQUiSat and how they're designing and building a satellite that's ACTUALLY going to space? Come to the ENGN DUG's second student spotlight and find out. As always, ~*~*~*~*FREE FOOD*~*~*~*~*FREE FOOD*~*~*~*~

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Seminar by Dr. by Jessica S. Plavicki

Thursday, February 04, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine invites you to attend a seminar presentation “Dioxin Toxicity in Cardiac and Neurovascular Development” by Jessica S. Plavicki, Ph.D., Assistant ...

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, February 04, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm

PhD candidate Michael Chon will present his PhD thesis: "Mechanical Properties of Silicon as Anode Material for Lithium-ion Batteries". The presiding officer will be Professor Pradeep Guduru. Location: Barus & Holley, Room 631.