Brown University School of Engineering


SEM Murray Lecture

Professor K.-S. Kim Will Give SEM’s Murray Lecture

Kyung-Suk Kim, Professor of Engineering at Brown University, has been selected to deliver the Society of Experimental Mechanics’ William M. Murray Lecture. Given annually, the lecture is presented each year in honor of Dr. William MacGregor Murray who was the first SEM president and longtime secretary-treasurer.

Elevator Pitch Comp

BEO, Engineering Students Take Top Three Spots at RI Business Plan Pitch Contest

Brown University Business, Entrepreneurship and Organization concentrator Joey Asbel ’19 pitched a plan to promote electric vehicle use with an on-call, mobile charging system, and won the recent 13th annual Elevator Pitch contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Business competition. Asbel’s five-member Zap Technologies team, made up of Callie Smith ’19, Willie Homza ’19, Teo Norhagen ’19 and Austin Vincent ‘19, is a BEO Entrepreneurship and Tech Management capstone team supported by the School of Engineering. Adjunct Lecturer Steve Petteruti advised on the project, and Alden Richards coached the Zap team. Asbel’s winning pitch was awarded a $250 cash prize.

Honor Society

18 Students Inducted into Tau Beta Pi at Brown

Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, inducted 18 new members into the Rhode Island Alpha chapter at Brown University on Friday, December 7. Twelve juniors were inducted along with six seniors.

Alumni News

Brown Engineering’s Howard, Jepsen Named to Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech List

Forbes Magazine released its inaugural list of America’s Top 50 Women in Tech, naming two Brown Engineering graduates among its three generations of forward-thinking technologists leading more than a dozen tech sectors across the globe. Ayanna Howard ’93 (electrical engineering) and Mary Lou Jepsen ’87, Ph.D. ’97 (electrical engineering and art studio, optics) joined Brown graduate danah boyd ’01 on the list.

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