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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 ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 15, 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.

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

Tuesday, March 15, 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 ...

EEB Tuesday Seminar Series

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Professor Rob Wood Harvard University Talk Title: Progress on insect-inspired robots

ESCE Seminar: Electromagnetic Metamaterials for Terahertz Science - from Spatial Light Modulators to Imaging

Friday, March 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering (ESCE) Seminar by Dr. Willie John Padilla, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University. Abstract:Electromagnetic metamaterials have demonstrated unprecedented control over light matter interactions and have realized exotic properties difficult to achieve with natural materials. The ability to attain on-demand spatio-temporal electromagnetic properties enables metamaterials to function as real-world devices.

Superfund Seminar Series: Dr. Stephanie Malin: Western Wells and Well-Being

Friday, March 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Brown Superfund Research Program presents, Friday, March 11 at noon, Dr. Stephanie Malin, assistant professor of Sociology at Colorado State University. Dr. Malin will present "Western Wells and Well-Being: Community Impacts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Production in Colorado."

Jessica Planade - Linking Biochemistry and Mechanics: The Role of Crosslinkers in Branched Actin Networks

Friday, March 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Jessica Planade ESPCI (Paris) Linking Biochemistry and Mechanics: The Role of Crosslinkers in Branched Actin Networks The actin cytoskeleton is an assembly of organized polymer structures. In cells, actin contributes to their internal organization, their rigidity, and their ability to exert forces. In this work, we focus on Arp2/3-branched networks, which are implicated in a variety of cellular functions such as motility or endocytosis. The properties of actin networks are regulated by multiple families of actin binding proteins (ABPs).

School of Engineering Ph.D. Thesis Defense Presentation

Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

PhD candidate Sara Kadkhodaei will present her PhD thesis: "Free Energy Calculation of Mechanically Unstable but Dynamically Stabilized Phases". The presiding officer will be Professor Axel van de ...

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Mechanics of Active Cellular Systems

Thursday, March 10, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am

Biomedical seminar presented by Ming Guo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Cells are active systems that can regulate their mechanical properties according to different environments and functions: bone cells are much stiffer than neurons; this reflects the stiffness of the surrounding tissue they are growing in. The mechanical property of cells and their ability to regulate it are critical for numerous fundamental cellular functions at single cell level and are also thought to play an essential role in embryo development.

Internship Bootcamp

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Still on the hunt for a summer internship? Frustrated with your current search strategy? We are here to help and answer your questions! Come learn about specific opportunities still available for summer ...

Engineering Seminar: Nanomaterials Assembly by Electrophoretic Deposition: Toward Ordered Film Formation and Device Fabrication

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Seminar by James Dickerson II, Ph.D. Abstract Semiconducting, insulating, and metallic nanoparticles have attracted considerable interest recently due to their size-dependent, quantum confinement characteristics, which make them attractive for a broad platform of optical, magnetic, and electronic devices. Proposed commercial applications include solid state lighting devices, magnetic recording media, ultra-light video displays, and bio-imaging reagents.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 08, 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: Active Magnetic Colloids: Emergent Dynamics and Self-assembly

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series Alexey Snezhko Materials Science Division Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL Active Magnetic Colloids: Emergent Dynamics and Self-assembly Magnetic colloidal ensembles subject to an external energy injection often develop nontrivial collective dynamics and self-assembled phases.

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 ...