Brown University School of Engineering

News from May, 2017

Will Study in France

Leanne Block ’17 Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Twenty seniors from Brown University’s Class of 2017, six graduate students and 11 recent alumni have landed coveted Fulbright student scholarships to conduct research or teach abroad, including the School of Engineering’s Leanne Block ’17. As the flagship international exchange initiative sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is designed to build relationships between Americans and people in more than 140 countries across the globe to collectively address global challenges and work toward world peace.

DiGiovanni to Receive 2017 Brown Engineering Alumni Medal

Brown University School of Engineering has awarded its 2017 Brown Engineering Alumni Medal (BEAM) to David J. DiGiovanni ’82, Sc.M.’84, Sc.M. ’86, Ph.D.’87. The presentation of the medal will take place on Saturday, May 27, at the annual engineering awards dinner.

Drone-delivered cookies invade College Green as students show technology

Special delivery:
One day the products we order might come to our houses via drone — two Brown University students are working on technologies that might help make that a reality.

 [Brown University] — There were some very special deliveries made today on Brown University’s College Green, as students and onlookers feasted on cookies flown to the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center and dropped off via drone.

Rashid Zia Receives 2017 Philip J. Bray Award for Teaching Excellence

Brown School of Engineering Associate Professor Rashid Zia has been awarded the 2017 Philip J. Bray Award for Teaching Excellence in the Physical Sciences. Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards recognize Brown faculty members for sustained and continued excellence in undergraduate teaching, and one award can be made in each of the four major areas of the curriculum: humanities, life, physical and social sciences. Recipients receive a professional development fund of $3,000 for each of two years.

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