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Jennet Toyjanova, Ph.D. '14, Keynote Speaker

Friday, October 06, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pembroke 305

Come listen to Dr. Jennet Toyjanova, Reserach and Development Engineer at Ximedica, as she talks about her research, career path and experiences as a woman in STEM. Dr. Toyjanova is one of two keynote speakers at the Young Scholars Conference - Atoms, Axons, and Asteroids: Big Data in STEM , sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering.

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, October 05, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Manu O. Platt, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, will be presenting a talk: "Hemodynamics, Large Artery Remodeling, and Pediatric Strokes in Sickle Cell Disease". Abstract: Sickled red blood cells were first viewed under a microscope in 1910, more than a hundred years ago, but there are still limited treatment options for this genetic disease hat affects 1 in 400 African-Americans in the United States, and millions globally.

Amgen Inc. - Summer 2018 Internships & Full Time Opportunities Information Session

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CareerLab, 167 Angell Street, 1st Floor

Amgen is excited to announce internship opportunities for 2018! Amgen is coming to Brown University to speak to Undergraduate students about a variety of summer 2018 internship positions at our RI Manufacturing Facility. We are looking for motivated and capable students to participate in a 10-12 week paid internship program where they will work on meaningful projects that impact patient’s lives. For more information, please attend our event and you will learn more about the opportunities Amgen has to offer. Log on to Handshake for event details. We will have multiple positions available.

Thinking Out Loud - Dissecting molecular mechanisms of vocal learning and spoken language: a personal journey

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Vocal learning, the ability to imitate and pass on vocal repertoires culturally from one generation to the next, is a rare and precious behavior displayed by several groups of birds, such as songbirds and parrots. Come hear Erich trill about the genes, evolution and mechanisms of vocal learning -- and how being an underrepresented minority in the sciences provided a finely tuned ear for discoveries which bear on mammals like us.

COBRE & Orthopaedic Research Meeting: " J.J. Trey Crisco, Ph.D." Translational Journeys – Head Impact Sensors, Wrist Implants, Toy Controllers and Assistive Mobility

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rhode Island Hospital Orthopaedics Library

J.J. Trey Crisco, Ph.D." Henry F. Lippitt Professor of Orthopedics,Professor of Engineering (Research) Brown/RIH/Orthopaedics "Translational Journeys – Head Impact Sensors, Wrist Implants, Toy ...

Chaiwoo Lee and Samantha Brady

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Mapping the Caregiver Journey" Chaiwoo Lee and Samantha Brady, MIT AgeLab Host: Elizabeth Phillips/HCRI

Making the Graduate School Decision (STEM)

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CareerLab, 167 Angell Street, 1st Floor

Listen to a fantastic panel of Brown graduate students in STEM fields discuss their decision making when choosing graduate school. What did they consider, what was most helpful, and what would they ...

STEM + HUGs Lunchtime Conversation with Erich Jarvis

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House

CSREA is delighted to host a lunchtime conversation with Erich Jarvis, PhD, professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogentics of Language at The Rockefeller University. This informal discussion ...

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Meeting, Providence Chapter

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Babak Enayati, Ph.D., Lead R&D Engineer for National Grid, will present a talk: "Integrating Solar and Wind to the Grid: Challenges and Standards." Abstract: Solar panels and wind turbines are examples of “Distributed Energy Resources” or DERs.These renewable sources usually connect to the existing electrical grid to get their power to consumers. This interconnection poses many technical problems before it can become a reliable economical supply of electricity. In order to ensure a stable grid, it is necessary to adhere to appropriate interconnection standards.

Information Session with Airbnb

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CareerLab, 167 Angell Street, 1st Floor

Interested in an internship or new-grad role as a Software Engineer? Come by the CareerLAB on 10/3/17, 6-730PM, to meet with Airbnb. During this session, you'll have the chance to connect with Airbnb ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

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 at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Computational Modeling of Tethered Underwater Kites for Power Generation Amirmahdi Ghasemi, PhD Candidate Mechanical Engineering Department Worcester Polytechnic Institute Abstract: Ocean currents and tidal energy are significant renewable energy resources, and new concepts to extract this untapped energy have been studied in the last decades. Tethered undersea kite (TUSK) systems are an emerging technology which can extract ocean current energy. TUSK systems consist of a rigid-winged kite, or glider, moving in an ocean current.

Adam Bry

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 1:00pm - 2:20pm
CIT 506

Tech Talk: Scaling Up Autonomous Flight Adam Bry, Skydio Host: Stefanie Tellex/HCRI

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, October 02, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pradeep Sharma, Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Physics at the University of Houston, will present a talk: "Flexoelectricity and Electrets". Abstract: The ability of certain materials to convert electrical stimuli into mechanical deformation, and vice versa, is a prized property. Not surprisingly, applications of such so-called piezoelectric materials are broad—ranging from energy harvesting to self-powered sensors.

Intermediate LaTeX Workshop

Monday, October 02, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

LaTeX (pronounced “lay-tek” or “lah-tek”) is a free program for making scientific and technical documents, and is the standard for professionals in many STEM fields. Come learn how to use LaTeX to professionalize and streamline your STEM work. This week's topic: Math writing When: Mon, Oct 2nd, 12-1pm Where: Science Center (SciLi 3rd floor) Main Room Free Food will be Provided! Please pre-register! The link can be accessed from "More Info".

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

Monday, October 02, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Xuehai Qian, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Southern California, will present a talk: "Efficient Graph Processing with Cross-Stack Co-Design". Abstract: Graph analytics has emerged as an important way to understand the relationships between the heterogeneous types of data, allowing data analysts to draw valuable insights. In graph processing, edges connected to a vertex are stored sequentially but accessing vertices (i.e., neighbors) leads to the random memory accesses with poor locality.

OIP Application Deadline for Petitions, Brown in Germany, Brown in Ireland, Brown in Italy, Brown in Spain, and CASA Programs in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Spain

Sunday, October 01, 2017 12:00am - 1:00am

OIP Application Deadline for Brown in Germany, Brown in Ireland, Brown in Italy (space-available basis), Brown in Spain/Cantabria Engineering and Physics, and CASA Programs in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Spain/Barcelona and Granada, and petition program applications.


Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm

Startup@Brown is a day-long conference on Saturday, September 30 at Brown University that brings together innovative startups and talented students. Come to learn about startups and their stories ...

Addressing Sexism on Campus - an Informal Discussion with SWE

Friday, September 29, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm

An informal chat hosted by the Society of Women Engineers to talk about sexism in the classroom and on campus in the context of STEM. All of the conversation will be confidential. Comfort snacks will ...

IMNI's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI) is turning ten this year! Please join us to celebrate on Friday, September 29th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Sayles Hall. The event includes a poster session/competition for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, for which prizes will be awarded to the top three presenters. All winners will be recognized publicly during the IMNI 10th Anniversary Celebration. Speakers: Nitin Padture, IMNI Director Jill Pipher, Vice President of Research Richard Locke, Provost Refreshments will be served.

IPP: IGT Tech Talk DevOps and Integration Engineering

Friday, September 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

IPP: "DevOps and Integration Engineering" IGT Host: Industry Partners Program

STEM Courses: Integrating Lecture, Studying, Problem Sets & Test Prep

Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salomon 001

A lot of the time, it seems like class lectures have nothing to do with the reading or the homework and the midterm tests things that you’ve never seen before. A lot of classes are disjointed, and ...

Society of Women Engineers General Body Meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Are you interested in learning more about the different engineering concentrations at Brown? Want to talk to uperclassmen about their experiences and why they chose their concentration? Join us for our second general body meeting, where we will discuss the different types of engineering!

Master Class with Professor Robert Allio

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Join us for a 30-minute Master Class, "Leadership Models and Best Practices for Science + Technology Professionals."

In additional to analyzing the specific challenges that leaders face in an increasingly globalized, uncertain and volatile environment, Professor Robert Allio will review contemporary leadership theory and the continuing shift away from leader-centric perspectives. The Master Class will include a discussion of the competencies and qualities that leaders must develop in order to become more effective in today's global economy. 

William Regli

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A New Way of Thinking William Regli, DARPA Host: Michael Littman/HCRI

DPR Construction Information Session

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kartabar, 284 Thayer St.

The future of construction ... with Brown University students in the lead. See how DPR is letting the innovators of the future lead the way today!

Come join representatives from DPR to discuss what the industry leaders are doing to transform the construction industry and how Brown University students are helping DPR lead the way. 

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Kartabar, 284 Thayer St., Providence

D.E. Shaw Research Information Session

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

D. E. Shaw Research is an independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research and technological development in the field of computational biochemistry. Our group focuses on the design of novel algorithms and machine architectures for high-speed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of proteins and other biological macromolecules, with the ultimate aim of significantly advancing the process of drug discovery.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Barus & Holley Lobby

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 at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus-Holley, Room 190

Aerodynamic Flow Control: From Basic Research to Application Michael Amitay Professor and James L. Decker ’45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering, and Director of the Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Abstract: The ability to manipulate a flow field to affect a desired change is of immense practical importance. Flow control involves passive and active devices to affect a beneficial change in wall-bounded or free-shear flows.

General and Tech Career Fair

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm

The General and Tech Career Fair will take place in OMAC from 11-3 pm. There will be about 200 employers. The fair is for undergraduates and graduates. All information can be found in Handshake ...