Brown University School of Engineering

News from September, 2013

Open House

Over 330 Attend Engineering Open House

The Brown University School of Engineering in conjunction with the Office of College Admission held an open house on Saturday, September 28, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Barus and Holley building. More than 330 prospective applicants, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors attended the open house. Students came from as close as the Wheeler School and Moses Brown School in Providence, and as far away as California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Minnesota. In total, students from 17 different states attended the open house.

Graduate Fellowship

Carlos Bledt Wins Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Carlos Bledt wins NDSEG Fellowship:

Carlos Bledt, a second year Ph.D. student in the electrical sciences and engineering group at the School of Engineering at Brown University, has won a three-year National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship.

The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). Bledt was selected by the DoD from over 3,000 applications that were received this year. The NDSEG Fellowship covers his full tuition and all mandatory fees for three years (36 months). In addition, the NDSEG Fellowship provides Bledt with a yearly stipend.

Simmons Honored

Amy Simmons Receives Inaugural Dean’s Service Award

Dean's Service Award:

Amy Simmons, communications coordinator in the School of Engineering, has received the inaugural Dean’s Service Award. The award, established during the 2012-13 academic year, was created to recognize a non-managing employee who has made a specific contribution or provided outstanding service in the School of Engineering.

Assistant Professor

Meet the New Faculty: David Henann

David Henann:
The study of amorphous materials “is coming along,” David Henann says, but it has a ways to go before it catches up with the better-understood study of crystalline metals. There is much at stake. Granular materials are the most handled materials in industry after water.

Assistant Professor

Meet the New Faculty: Anita Shukla

Anita Shukla:
A variety of medical devices, from bandages to surgical implants, work better with built-in medications. Timing the release of those medications, particularly when medications have different timing requirements, is key to success. Bioengineer Anita Shukla is working on the problem.

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