Brown University School of Engineering

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Final Examination Period.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00am - Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:00am
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Final Examination Period.

Engineering Seminar: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Andre D. Taylor, Associate Professor, Yale University, will present a talk: "Challenging Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Energy Devices". Abstract: One of the key challenges facing the widespread use and commercialization of promising energy devices (i.e. fuel cells, batteries, organic solar cells etc.) is the high cost of the electrocatalytic and electrolyte materials and inefficiencies in their assembly and utilization.

AI Documentary

Monday, December 11, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
CIT 165

AlphaGo Moving Screening A fascinating documentary about one of the most exciting results in AI in the last five years, followed by a Q&A with Computer Science professor Michael Littman Host: ...

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, December 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Lorna Gibson, Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and MacVicar Fellow, MIT, will present a talk: "Feathers: Hierarchical Structure and Multifunctionality". Abstract: ...

BREAKTHROUGH LAB ALUMNI PANEL AND INFO SESSION

Friday, December 08, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Petteruti Lounge, Campus Center (Faunce)

The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship's Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. Each ...

Engineering Seminar: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Friday, December 08, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Michel A. Kinsy, Asst. Professor, Boston University will present a talk: "Designing Secure Heterogeneous Multicore Systems from Untrusted Components." Abstract:The emergence of general-purpose system-on-chip (SoC) architectures has given rise to a number of significant security challenges. The current trend in SoC design is system-level integration of heterogeneous technologies consisting of a large number of processing elements such as programmable RISC cores, memories, DSPs, and accelerator function units/ASIC.

BDW Project Showcase

Friday, December 08, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm

Visit the Brown Design Workshop in Prince Laboratory and see awesome projects! Project submissions (built in the BDW this semester) accepted at: tinyurl.com/bdw-showcase-form Questions: designworkshop@brown.edu ...

Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor)

Friday, December 08, 2017 12:00am - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00am
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Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Antonio J. Salgado, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal will present a talk: "Shaping CNS Repair through the Combinatory Action of Stem Cells Secretome and ECM-like Hydrogels." Abstract: The low regeneration potential of the central nervous system (CNS) represents a challenge for the development of new therapeutic strategies. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been proposed as a possible therapeutic tool for CNS disorders, namely due to the beneficial actions of their secretome.

Ben Sawyer

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Engineering Robust Robot and Autonomy Design in the Face of the Prevalence Paradox" Ben Sawyer, MIT AgeLab Host: Elizabeth Phillips/HCRI

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, December 05, 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.

Goldwater Scholarship - Campus Deadline for Applications!

Tuesday, December 05, 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 due November 16 2.) Complete application including letters of recommendation due December 5. Students intending to apply for Brown's nomination for the Goldwater must complete a short student profile and pre-application on the Goldwater site by November 16.

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

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus and Holley Building, Room 190

Evaporation of non-spherical sessile drops Pedro J. Sáenz Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ABSTRACT: The evaporation of a liquid droplet on a solid substrate is ...

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

Monday, December 04, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Irina Calciu, VMware Research in Palo Alto, Calif., will present a talk: “Black-box Concurrent Data Structures for Emerging Memory Technologies” Abstract: New trends in memory technologies are disrupting how we write software systems. Modern data centers increasingly employ non-uniform memory access (NUMA) machines and leverage advances in networking to enable low-latency access to remote memory. In this talk, I will discuss how these trends impact concurrent algorithms.

Innovation Dojo Demo Day

Friday, December 01, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
List Art 120

Celebrate the Fall 2017 Innovation Dojo Cohort! The Innovation Dojo is a semester-long student-led initiative designed to challenge underclassmen at Brown and RISD to think differently about innovation ...

Extreme Gingerbread House Competition

Friday, December 01, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Engineering Research Center's Hazeltine Lobby: Build an earthquake-resistant Gingerbread house to be tested on a shake table and judged by engineering professors. This is the 10th annual Gingerbread competition, sponsored by Brown's Society of Women Engineers. Sign up by emailing BrownUSWE@gmail.com to register with the name of team and members. Teams consist of 3-5 students and/or faculty. $5 per team.

IMNI Seminar: Dr. Liyuan Han, Senior Scientist, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Friday, December 01, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Barus & Holley 190

“High Performance of Perovskite Solar cells: from Cells to Module” December 1, 2017 Barus and Holley, Rm. 190 Coffee: 2:00 p.m. Lecture: 2:30 p.m. Abstract: Perovskite solar cell (PSC) unprecedentedly developed in recent years due to its excellent photovoltaic performance and simple solution processing method. Here he will introduce their main achievements in the fabrication of efficient and stable PSCs with working area over one centimetre square.

Physical Tea Session: Dr. Hanz-Peter Brack (Sulzer Chemtech, Ltd.) Host: Prof. Gerald Diebold

Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

An Introduction to Intellectual Property For Technologists Intellectual Property (IP) is a type of property that results from creations of the human mind or intellect. Intellectual property laws ...

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 ...