Brown University School of Engineering

News from February, 2014


Brown/RISD solar house is under construction

The idea is to apply solar technology creatively:
Students from Brown, RISD, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Germany have designed a new solar house for an international competition this summer in France. After almost two years of design and testing, construction is underway in Cranston. The building will be dismantled, shipped to France, and reassembled for the July competition.

EQUISAT: The right stuff

NASA to launch students’ nanosatellite

A small but sturdy frame:
A team of Brown students is building a “nanosatellite” — a four-inch cube weighing about two pounds — that will find its way into Earth orbit aboard a NASA rocket sometime in the next three years. EQUiSat will have an LED beacon visible to the naked eye at night and will broadcast data about its health and position.

Technical Achievement Award

Pedro Felzenszwalb Wins Technical Achievement Award from IEEE Computer Society

Pedro Felzenszwalb, Associate Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected to receive a 2014 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society. Felzenszwalb will be honored “for the deformable parts model method of detecting objects in images and video.” 

Architect Selection

School of Engineering to Begin Architect Selection

During its regular February meeting over the weekend, the Brown University Corporation’s Committee on Budget and Finance authorized the administration to begin architect selection for a new building for the School of Engineering and associated enabling projects.

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