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Events Archive

Women + STEM Lunchtime Conversation with Jill Tarter (SETI Institute)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA) invites you to an informal, lunchtime conversation with Jill Tarter, Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, on Wednesday, April 20 at 12-1 p.m. This discussion presents an opportunity to learn more about her experiences searching for evidence of technological civilizations beyond Earth, and ask questions about challenges faced by women in STEM fields. RSVP by Monday, April 18 if you would like to attend: csrea@brown.edu.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 19, 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.

Engineering Visiting Research Lecture: Philips Research Europe

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Dr. Ihor Kirenko, Senior Scientist and MSc. Mukul Rocque, Scientist of Philips Research Europe will present: Contactless Monitoring of Vital Signs Abstract: Many existing and emerging healthcare applications rely on measurement of vital body signs, like heart beat, respiration and SpO2. However, current on-body sensors, like chest belts and finger Pulse-Oximeters are often too obtrusive for long-term monitoring, or not robust to motion for spot-check.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Physics of Fracture in Polymer Thin Films and Soft Polymer Gels”

Monday, April 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

“Physics of Fracture in Polymer Thin Films and Soft Polymer Gels”, presented by Alfred J. Crosby, Polymer Science & Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Abstract:Fracture of polymer networks has been studied classically due to its importance to a wide range of technologies; however, a quantitative understanding of these processes at the molecular level is still lacking. We describe two new experimental approaches for quantifying failure mechanics of polymer networks.

92nd Ogden Lecture: Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy

Monday, April 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:00pm

On April 18 at 4:00 pm, Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy will speak in Salomon, DeCiccio Family Auditorium. Doors will open at 3:30 pm. Dr. Ernest Moniz is the key negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal and will be speaking on issues of nuclear security. For more information and Dr. Ernest Moniz's biography, please visit the link below. This event is free and open to the public. To request special services, accommodations or assistance for this event, please contact the University Event & Conference Services Office at universityevents@brown.edu or 401-863-3100.

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Monday, April 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm

PhD candidate Cosima Schunk will present her PhD thesis: "Assessment and Measurement of Unsteady Forces in Flapping Flight for Bats and Bio-Inspired Wings". The presiding officer will be Professor ...

Scientific Computing Seminar: Improvements and Applications of Numerical Models for Simulating Coastal Tsunami Hazard

Friday, April 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Applied Mathematics Building, Room 108

Dr. Tayebeh S. Tajalli Bakhsh RPS ASA Improvements and Applications of Numerical Models for Simulating Coastal Tsunami Hazard Accurate tsunami hazard assessment for a specific coastal area requires modeling tsunami impact and inundation from all the possible extreme near- and far- field tsunami sources in a given ocean basin.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 12, 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.

ESCE Seminar: THz Range Electrodynamics of Topological Insulators

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering (ESCE) Seminar:THz Range Electrodynamics of Topological Insulators, presented by N. Peter Armitage, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins ...

Chemical Engineering Seminar: Directed Assembly of Nanostructured Soft Materials by Magnetic Field Interactions

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

Prof. Chinedum Osuji (Yale) speaks on "Directed Assembly of nanostructure Soft Materials by Magnetic Field Interactions." Abstract: Molecular self-assembly of block copolymers and small molecule surfactants gives rise to a rich phase behavior as a function of temperature, composition, and other variables.

School of Engineering Ph.D. Thesis Defense Presentation

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Ph.D. candidate Ruike Zhao will present her Ph.D. thesis: "A Study on Evolutions of Surface Ruga Morphologies in Soft Materials". All are welcome to attend. The presiding officer will be Professor ...

Superfund Seminar Series: Dr. Matthew Rand on Methylmercury Toxicity

Friday, April 08, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mark your calendars! April 8, 2016 at noon Dr. Matthew Rand, associate professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, will be speaking about the mechanisms of methylmercury toxicity at the Superfund Research Program’s Monthly Seminar Series. The lecture will be held in room 190 of Barus and Holley at Brown University (184 Hope Street).

Forum on Brown ENGN Experience

Thursday, April 07, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Brown Engineering Curriculum Development Project is a group independent study project (GISP) of 9 engineering students who used this semester to take a close look into the Brown undergrad engineering ...

School of Engineering PhD Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm

PhD candidate Kyohei Onoue will present his PhD thesis: "Characterization of the Leading-edge Vortex Dynamics Using Cyber-Physical Systems". The presiding officer will be Professor Kenneth S. Breuer. Barus and Holley, Room 631, 182 Hope St.

Women in Science and Engineering Conversations-Faculty-Student Luncheon

Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Women and Science and Engineering (WiSE) on campus has put together a roundtable discussion luncheon for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM on April 7th at 12pm to discuss ways in which STEM departments at Brown can better support women and historically underrepresented groups. For this luncheon we have 20+ faculty members with representation from all STEM departments in attendance to hear us out about our experiences with STEM at Brown and what we would like to see improved. All gender identities are welcome to attend. RSVP is required for this event.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Physical Phenotyping with Inertial Microfluidics

Thursday, April 07, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

Prof. Dino Di Carlo, Microfluidic Biotechnology Laboratory, Bioengineering Department of the University of California, Los Angeles will present "Physical Phenotyping with inertial Microfluidics." Abstract: ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, April 05, 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 - Aline Cotel: Living in a Turbulent World - A New Conceptual Framework for Flow-fish Interactions

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series TUESDAY – April 5, 2016 3:00pm Barus & Holley, Room 190 Aline Cotel Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Living in a Turbulent World - A New Conceptual Framework for Flow-fish Interactions The natural habitats of fishes are characterized by water movements driven by a multitude of physical processes of either natural or human origin.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: Experimental Investigation of the Structure-Function Relationship of the Connective Tissues of the Eye

Monday, April 04, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Experimental Investigation of the Structure-Function Relationship of the Connective Tissues of the Eye” by Dr. T. D. (Vicky) Nguyen, Johns Hopkins University Abstract: The sclera and lamina cribrosa constitute are the major connective tissues of the posterior eye wall and serve to mechanically support the delicate retinal and neural tissues of the vision system.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 29, 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.

Spring Recess

Saturday, March 26, 2016 12:00am - Sunday, April 03, 2016 12:00am
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Spring Recess

Engaged Scholars Program and Engineering: Information Session

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Barus & Holley, Room 190

If you have questions about the Engaged Scholars Program (ESP) and Engineering, there will be an information session on Tuesday March 22 at 5 p.m. in Barus and Holley, Room 190.

Students currently in the program, along with Prof. Breuer, the faculty advisor for the ESP, will talk about the program, its goals and requirements and how to fit it all together within the constraints of the Engineering curriculum. 

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 22, 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, March 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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. This so-called Quincke effect, which results from the antiparallel electrostatic dipole induced by the applied field inside the particles, is well described by the classic Taylor-Melcher leaky dielectric model.

Women in Science & Engineering Mentor Information Session

Monday, March 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Information session about what it means to be a WiSE Mentor. Applications are currently out and are due April 4th.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar: From Buckliphobia to Buckliphilia: Embracing the mechanical instabilities of slender structures

Monday, March 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pedro M. Reis, Gilbert W. Winslow Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abstract: Slender structural elements (e.g., rods, plates and shells) under compression are ubiquitously subjected to mechanical instabilities. Across length-scales, buckling has traditionally been regarded as a first route toward failure and is, therefore, to be avoided; an approach that we refer to as Buckliphobia.

Biopharma Founder: Josh Cohen'14 BBIG Presentation

Friday, March 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BERT 130

Josh Cohen: CEO and co-Founder of Amylyx, a biopharmaceutical company, will be coming to speak at Brown. He will discuss his company, the company's work developing treatments for neurodegenerative ...

Neuroengineering 1220 "Master Class": Fundamentals of EEG, ECoG, and MEG (part II)

Thursday, March 17, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm

Brown University School of Engineering, VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Center for Biomedical Engineering, and Brown Institute for Brain Science present: Fundamentals of EEG, ECoG ...

Thinking Out Loud: Sociality and Identity in a Bacterial World

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Bacterial cells in our body outnumber human cells. We identify ourselves as human, but what do our friendly inhabitants identify as? Like animals, bacteria can cooperate to form colonies or battle to gain dominance -- all social behaviors fueled by a somewhat mysterious ability to recognize self from other. Come hear how Karine is solving that mystery.

Lunch with the Scholars who “Uncovered Ancient Egypt” - Dr. Scott Collins and Dr. Derek Merck

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are proud to present a series of short lunchtime talks featuring the researchers highlighted in the exhibit Uncovering ...