Brown University School of Engineering

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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 ...

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Friday, November 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
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Engineering Research Center, Room 250 Professor Jiayi Zhang, Institute of Brain Science at Fudan University in Shanghai China, will present a talk: "Restoration and Augmentation of Vision in a Mouse Model". ABSTRACT: I will briefly cover two stories: (1) The restoration of light response with complex spatiotemporal features in retinal degenerative diseases towards retinal prosthesis has proven to be a considerable challenge over the past decades.

Active Minds Presents: Jordan Burnham

Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm

We are very excited to have Jordan Burnham, a nationally acclaimed mental health advocate, speak at Brown on November 9th from 7:30-8:30pm in Smith-Buonanno 106. He speaks about his own struggles with depression and mental health, and uses his story to promote wellness and healthy ways to deal with difficulties surrounding mental health. Jordan is nationally recognized as a mental health advocate; he was chosen one of the “2010 Best of Philly” and received the 2012 Emerging Humanitarian Award winner from the Asomugha Foundation.

FIRE Fair (Fellowships, Internships & Research Experiences)

Thursday, November 09, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm

FIRE Fair (Fellowships, Internships & Research Experiences) Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:00-6:00pm Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center - Kasper Multipurpose Room The FIRE Fair will feature funding ...

iGEM team Synthetic Biology presentation

Thursday, November 09, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Stanford - Brown Universities iGEM team of undergraduate synthetic biologists will present their work from this past year at NASA-Ames. The title of their presentation is: "Getting there and staying ...

Bradley Hayes

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Achieving Safe Human-Robot Collaboration through Explainable AI" Bradley Hayes, University of Colorado Host: Maartje de Graaf/HCRI

Interest meeting for LGBTQ+ in STEM fields

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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A group of students is interested in creating a Brown University chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) to provide a range of professional development and social ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, November 07, 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.

Nationally Competitive Fellowships for Sophomores & Juniors

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Nationally Competitive Fellowships for Sophomores & Juniors November 7 from 4:00pm-5:30pm at 85 Waterman Street, Room 130 Dean Linda Dunleavy from Brown's Fellowship office will present ...

Registration for Semester II (Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 12:00am - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00am
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Registration for Semester II. (Note: No student will be permitted to register for his or her fifth semester unless an approved declaration of concentration has been filed.)

Dana M. Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society: Design as a Tool for Change

Monday, November 06, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Established in 2015, the Dana M. Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society aims to bring high-profile speakers to campus whose career and impact embody the spirit of engineering in service to society. Heather Fleming is the CEO of Catapult Design, a product and service design firm with an expertise in human-centered design for marginalized communities. Catapult partners with organizations to develop sustainable solutions that address technology and social issues such as rural electrification, water purification and transport, food security, and improved health.

Fireside chat with Casper co-founders Neil Parikh '11 and Luke Sherwin '12

Monday, November 06, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

How did two Brown alum co-founders reinvent an industry around sleep? Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and co-founders Neil Parikh '11 and Luke Sherwin '12 of Casper, a mattress company ...

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, November 06, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor David Kammer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, will present a talk: "Modeling Dynamic Shear Ruptures at Weak Interfaces." Abstract: Unraveling the underlying ...

Research Matters 2017, Graduate School Research Symposium

Saturday, November 04, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for Research Matters, a Graduate School Research Symposium that features graduate student speakers, who will share their research and why it matters on stage in the form of short talks before ...

Engineering Career Fair

Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the School of Engineering will host its seventh annual internship and career fair from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sayles Hall. More than 250 students and over 20 companies are expected to attend. Among the companies planning to recruit at this year’s fair are: Alert Innovation, Amgen, ASML, Biobot Analytics, Bloomy, Bosch, Building Enclosure Science, Cognex, Dassault Systemes, Draper, Goldman Sachs, Huf North America, Johnson Controls, Samsung Research America, SharkNinja, United Technologies Research Center, Veryst Engineering, and several more.

Engineering Seminar: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Friday, November 03, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Sameer Sonkusale, of Tufts University, will present a talk, "Flexible Sensors and Diagnostics Using Unconventional Materials". Abstract: This talk will explore the new realm of making flexible sensors and diagnostics for applications ranging from early screening in resource poor settings, to smart wound dressings for chronic wounds. The key contributions of the work is on utilization of locally sources, universally available, low cost materials such as paper, threads and textile.

FOUNDER FRIDAYS: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH B-LAB ALUM

Friday, November 03, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Digital Scholarship Lab, Rockefeller Library

Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for a special Founder Fridays featuring our B-Lab Alum! Brown University’s Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. Each participating team receives access to custom mentoring, a peer cohort of dedicated founders, co-working space, and a summer stipend. For teams that require it, B-Lab will also provide access to lab facilities and relevant technical support.

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

Friday, November 03, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Joel Emer and John Danskin, of Nvidia Corporation, will present a talk: "Designing Efficient Deep Learning Accelerators: Challenges and Opportunities" Abstract: Deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) ...

Preregistration Advising

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Barus & Holley, Room 723-24

Come talk with students and professors in the School of Engineering about courses for next semester, and get tons of great advice! Food provided. Hosted by ENGN DUG.

Attn: Juniors - Truman Information Session

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm

PLEASE join Dean Linda Dunleavy, Wednesday, November 1st from 4:00-5:30pm at the Stephen Robert ´62 Campus Center, Memorial Room, 229 to learn about the Truman Scholarship a fabulous award for socially committed Brown Juniors. The Truman Scholarship is for juniors who have outstanding leadership potential and intend to pursue careers in public service, broadly defined. The award provides $3,000 for the senior year and $27,000 towards graduate or professional school.

Intermediate LaTeX Workshop

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:55am - 12:55pm

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 ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 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 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, October 31, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Coarse-grained models for interacting flapping swimmers Anand Oza, Assistant Professor Department of Mathematical Sciences New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) ABSTRACT: I will present the results of a theoretical investigation into the dynamics of interacting flapping swimmers. Our study is motivated by ongoing experiments in the Applied Math Lab at the Courant Institute, in which freely-translating, heaving hydrofoils interact hydrodynamically to choose their relative positions and velocities.

Keasbey Scholarship Campus Deadline

Friday, October 27, 2017 5:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Dean of the College Office is pleased to announce that the Keasbey Scholarship, which supports graduate study at select schools in the U.K. for up to two years, is open to Brown seniors (those who will graduate in the Spring of 2018 including those completing in December 2017) this year. Brown is one of select number of schools invited to submit nominees on a rotating basis (every three years). This year is our turn to participate and we can send two nominees to the national competition. We will hold an internal review for all students interested in nomination.

Inaugural Presidential Scholars Symposium: "The Intersection Between Innovation, STEM and Social Science"

Friday, October 27, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm
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Presidential Scholars Symposium: "The Intersection Between Innovation, STEM and Social Science" Does the intersection between science, innovation, technology and social science exist? How are these ...

Scientific Computing Seminar: Roman Garnett

Friday, October 27, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
170 Hope Street, Room 108

Roman Garnett, Washington University in Saint Louis Scientific Computing Seminar Friday, October 27, 2017 Room 108, 170 Hope Street

Condensed Matter & Biophysics Seminar: Ian Wong, Brown Unviersity

Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Beyond 2D: Self-Organizing Patterns in Nanomaterials and Cancer The emergence of complex behaviors from interacting "building blocks" is a fundamental theme in soft matter and living systems. In this seminar, I will present recent results from my group exploring self-organization in the context of 2D nanomaterials, biologically derived polyelectrolytes, and cancer cells. First, we utilize mechanical deformations to wrinkle and crumple graphene oxide membranes into hierarchical architectures.