Brown University School of Engineering

Events Archive

A Guide to Summer Internship Funding

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Need funding for an unpaid summer internship? LINK/SEW awards provide financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships and are administered by CareerLAB. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom. This session will cover all of the logistics about applying to the LINK program including deadlines, internship eligibility, and tips for creating a successful application. There will also be time for questions.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby 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.

Mind Brain Research Day 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00am - 12:00am
> Location to be determined

Mind Brain Research Day 2015 10:30 AM-3PM Salomon Hall and Sayles Hall Brown University -Keynote Speaker Richard Axel, MD, University Professor, Columbia University Co-director, The Mind Brain ...

Spring Recess

Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:00am - Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:00am
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Spring Recess

Scientific Computing Seminar - Optimal error estimates for discontinuous Galerkin methods based on upwind-biased fluxes for linear hyperbolic equations - Xiong Meng, University of East Anglia

Friday, March 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Xiong Meng, University of East Anglia Optimal error estimates for discontinuous Galerkin methods based on upwind-biased fluxes for linear hyperbolic equations In this talk, we will analyze discontinuous Galerkin methods using upwind-biased numerical fluxes for time-dependent linear conservation laws. In one dimension, optimal a priori error estimates of order are obtained for the semidiscrete scheme when piecewise polynomials of degree at most are used.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar - "Metabolism and antimicrobial mechanisms"

Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

Peter Belenky, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Brown University Bacterial metabolism has been predicted to play an important role in modulating antibiotic susceptibility in many prokaryotic species. Understanding how antibiotics impact bacterial metabolism can provide insight into the complex mechanisms of antibiotic action and may identify more effective therapeutic methodologies to counter the current antibiotic crisis.

Materials Science Beyond ENGN41

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Materials Engineering faculty and the Brown Materials Research Society to learn more about the program at Brown, and what you can do as a materials engineer. Professors Chason and Padture will ...

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby 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.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Assembly of micro/nanomaterials into complex, three-dimensional architectures by compressive buckling”

Monday, March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Yonggang Huang , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - The Equation and various applications - Roger Brockett, Harvard University

Monday, March 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Roger Brockett, Harvard University The Equation and various applications See Event URL for Abstract

NSBE Pi Day

Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Outside MacMillan Hall across from the Sciences Library

This 3/14/15 join Brown University NSBE for some entertaining activities to celebrate our favorite mathematical constant! Pie-eating, Pi-zza, and all your favorite Pi-related activities will be there. Join us on 3/14/15 outside MacMillan Hall across from the Sciences Library.

Summer Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) Information Session

Friday, March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sayles Hall 018 (basement)

The launch of the Summer Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) for Brown students, an eight-week experiential, immersive pilot program in entrepreneurial innovation. Beginning in mid June, the Summer B-Lab will provide funding and guidance to undergraduate and graduate student teams who wish to develop and launch innovative ventures.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby 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: Chaotic Stirring in a Simple Model of a 3D Eddy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Lawrence J. Pratt Senior Scientist Physical Oceanography Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA Chaotic Stirring in a Simple Model of a 3D Eddy My talk will explore the process of chaotic advection and its role in the stirring and mixing of three-dimensional flows in the ocean and atmosphere. I will examine an eddy-like circulation with a vertical overturning component. This flow shares some basic features with ocean eddies that have upwelling/downwelling circulations, convection cells and hurricanes.

Engineering Concentration Night

Monday, March 09, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
B&H 190

Interested in learning about all the engineering concentrations from current upperclassmen? 

Come to BH 190 on Monday, March 9th at 6 PM and get the chance to ask representatives from all concentrations questions about courses, job/internship opportunities, or their experiences in general. 

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: "Phase-field modeling of crack propagation"

Monday, March 09, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Abstract: Crack propagation is the dominant mode of mechanical failure of most man-made and naturally occurring materials. Understanding this phenomenon poses a number of challenges. Crack propagation is a truly multiscale phenomenon with no clear separation of scale between atomic and continuum scales. Consequently, how to formulate equations of motion for cracks is still an open question.

Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - Network Formation in Amphiphilic Polymer Materials - Keith Promislow, Michigan State University

Monday, March 09, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Keith Promislow, Michigan State University Network Formation in Amphiphilic Polymer Materials See Event URL for ...

Developing Energy Technology for a Sustainable Future: Is China the Problem or the Solution?

Monday, March 09, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Edward Steinfeld, The Watson Institute, will discuss "Developing Energy Technology for a Sustainable Future: Is China the Problem or the Solution".

Partial Differential Equations Seminar - Quadratic interaction potential and Lagrangian representation for conservation laws - Stefano Bianchini, Penn State

Friday, March 06, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations Seminar Stefano Bianchini, Penn State Quadratic interaction potential and Lagrangian representation for conservation laws See event ...

Superfund Research Program Seminar Series

Friday, March 06, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"The Hazardous Legacies Project: Towards a Comparative Environmental Sociology of Cities" by Dr. Scott Frickel, Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies.

Scientific Computing Seminar - Symmetry-preserving conservative Lagrangian schemes for the compressible Euler equations in two-dimensional cylindrical coordinates - Juan Cheng, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China

Friday, March 06, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Juan Cheng, Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China Symmetry-preserving conservative Lagrangian schemes for the compressible Euler equations in two-dimensional cylindrical coordinates See Event URL for Abstract

Midterm Exam Prep Academic Workshop

Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you trying to figure out how to tackle all those upcoming exams? Join Peer Academic Coaches in this workshop aimed to help you better prepare for midterms. Food & drink provided! If you ...

*CANCELLED* Biomedical Engineering Seminar - "Visualizing and Quantifying Tissue Oxygen Tension with Porphyrin Toolkits and SMART Bandages

Thursday, March 05, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am

Conor Evans, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Dermatology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Oxygen plays a profound role in the biology of life. Impaired oxygen delivery has significant consequences, from ischemic injury and chronic wounds to therapeutically resistant carcinoma. A major challenge in assessing the oxygenation of tissues is the fact that oxygen itself is rather difficult to directly detect.

Pattern Theory Seminar - From Pixels to Local Layers: Exploring Flexible Representations for Motion Estimation - Deqing Sun, Harvard

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Division of Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing Seminar Yingda Cheng, Michigan State University L2 stable discontinuous Galerkin methods for one-dimensional two-way wave equations Simulating wave propagation is one of the fundamental problems in scientific computing. In this talk, we consider one-dimensional two-way wave equations, and investigate a family of L2 stable high order discontinuous Galerkin methods, which is defined through a general form of numerical fluxes. For these L2stable methods, we systematically establish stability, error estimates, and dispersion analysis.

Dean in the Lobby

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby 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.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Understanding the Phase Transformation Mechanism of Li2MnO3, from First-principles”

Monday, March 02, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Abstract: In this talk, I will present my first-principles calculations on the thermodynamics and kinetics of the Li2MnO3. Although the Li2MnO3 is believed to play an important role in the Li-rich composite materials, promising candidates of Li-ion battery cathode, the material behaviors of the Li2MnO3 have been rarely explained. In particular, the phase transformation of the Li2MnO3 from its layered structure to the spinel-like structure is an urgent issue to be addressed before the commercialization of the Li-rich composite cathode materials.

Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar - Phase transitions and hysteresis for self-organized alignment dynamics - Jian-Guo Liu, Duke University

Monday, March 02, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Seminar Jian-Guo Liu, Duke University Phase transitions and hysteresis for self-organized alignment dynamics See Event ...

Is Communication Theory a Theory of Everything?

Friday, February 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

Is Communication Theory a Theory of Everything? PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROSE, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering The Wireless Information Network Laboratory Rutgers University, North Brunswick, NJ Abstract: Communication and information theory suffuse our everyday lives in ways that are so profound as to be almost invisible: from the Internet, to cell phones, to navigation systems, not to mention seemingly ancient technologies like broadcast radio, TV and landline telephony.

A Public Matter: Water, State, Biopolitical Intimacy

Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This lecture, given by Professor Nikhil Anand of the University of Minnesota, explores how publics and states emerge through the material relations that form the city’s water infrastructure. Recent work has drawn on Foucault’s theorization of biopolitics to describe the government of populations as a historical form that works through and on practices of imagination, technology and subjectification. Yet in these formulations- like in Foucault’s work itself- ‘technology’ serves more as a conceptual shorthand for the ideals embedded in different instruments of state formation.

Joint Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems + Partial Differential Equations Seminar - From particle systems to fluid equations - Isabelle Gallagher, University of Paris Diderot

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Division of Applied Mathematics - Joint Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems + Partial Differential Equations Seminar Isabelle Gallagher, University of Paris (Diderot) From particle systems to fluid equations In this talk we shall explain how Boltzmann's equation can be used as an intermediate level of description between the microscopic description of fluids via Newton's laws and their macroscopic description in terms of fluid dynamics. The heat and Stokes equations will be the target fluid equations. This is a joint work with Thierry Bodineau and Laure Saint-Raymond.