Brown University School of Engineering

Events Archive

Learning with Technology: Teaching Science with MATLAB

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

96 Waterman Street
Are you interested in using programming or simulations in your science courses? Come to this brown bag discussion led by Professor Thomas Serre (CLPS) to learn about how he is integrating MATLAB into courses containing students with diverse backgrounds in cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology and computer science. He will discuss how he introduces MATLAB through classroom demos, live experiments and homework assignments. Please register to reserve a place.

Center for Biomedical Engineering Seminar Designer Materials by Self- and Directed Assembly: Photorheological Fluids, Magnetic Microchains and Hemostatic Dressings

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm

Center for Biomedical Engineering Seminar Designer Materials by Self- and Directed Assembly: Photorheological Fluids, Magnetic Microchains and Hemostatic Dressings Srinivasa R. Raghavan Patrick & ...

IMNI Distinguished Lecture "Stretchy Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body" Prof. John A. Rogers Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday, April 15, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Prof. John A. Rogers
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Biology is soft, curvilinear and transient; modern silicon technology is rigid, planar and everlasting. Electronic systems that eliminate this profound mismatch in proper- ties will lead to new types of devices, capable of integrating non-invasively with thebody, providing function over some useful period of time, and then dissolving into surrounding biofluids. Recent work establishes a complete set of materials, mechanics designs and manufacturing approaches that enable these features in a class of electronics with performance comparable to that of conventional wafer-based technologies. This talk summarizes the key ideas through demonstrations in skin- mounted ‘epidermal’ monitors, advanced surgical tools and bioresorbable electronic bacteriocides.

A Day On College Hill

Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:00pm - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:00am
> Multiple locations: see description for details

A Day on College Hill (ADOCH) is an event designed to give students a glimpse into what it is like to be a first year student at Brown.

Commencement Information Session

Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Events Office, in conjunction with the Corporation Office, will be running Commencement Information Sessions. The sessions are designed to give graduates a full rundown about what to expect on Commencement & Reunion Weekend - everything from where and when to line up for the Procession, what Baccalaureate is, how to register for handicapped parking, and what to tell your guests to wear for various activities. There will be a total of five sessions offered on Wednesday, April 10 (at 2 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5 PM) and Thursday, April 11 (at 3:30 PM and 5 PM).

Experiencing, Experimenting & Playing: Learning with Technology

Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm

This workshop explores how faculty are using simulations, data and visualizations to provide avenues of deeper engagement for their students. Participants will brainstorm topics in their own disciplines where technology might provide innovative solutions or create new avenues for student engagement. Please register to reserve a place.

School of Engineering Undergraduate Seminar "Thin Films and Reliability What do Materials Scientists do?"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Materials Science Spring Seminar Thin Films and Reliability What do Materials Scientists do? Wednesday, April 10 5-6 B& H 190 Pizza and soda

Fluids Seminar: From Ant Rafts to Wet-dog Shakes: A Decade after Double-majoring in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. David Hu
Georgia Institute of Technology

Water is a paradox: it is essential to life, but in large amounts, brings certain death. In this presentation, we embark on a visual journey through the fascinating ways animals have evolved to cope with life on a watery planet.

Energy Science and Technology Seminar

Friday, April 05, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Do you want to learn about exciting energy-related science and policy research? Come to Brown Energy Initiative’s Energy Science and Technology Seminar today (Friday, April 5) at noon in Barus and ...

Superfund Research Program: Seminar

Friday, April 05, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Environmental Law for Scientists: Overview and Opportunities,"
presented by Lawrence Schnapf, Founder of Schnapf LLC,
Professor of Environmental Law at New York Law School
Environmental laws can impose strict and joint liability for cleanup of contaminated property on a full range of parties including past and current property owners, tenants, property managers, lenders, parent or successor corporations and others who have the right to possess or occupy property. While the laws are three decades old, their narrative continues to evolve. For example, though these laws were intended to be comprehensive in scope, there are many regulatory gaps that might not cover certain types of contamination.

Creative Mind presents: Beth Altringer on "Experiments in Innovation and Innovation Education"

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Englander Studio

Brown's Creative Mind Initiative has invited Dr. Beth Altringer to present a mini lecture about her explorations in the areas of innovation, creative collaboration, and human-centered design. Dr ...

Fluids Seminar: Patterns from Scale-free Instabilities in Soft Solids

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Evan Hohlfeld, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Examples of short wavelength instabilities at fluid interfaces include the the Kelvin-Hemholtz and Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities. Soft solids interfaces also have a variety of short wavelength instabilities, but these instabilities turn out to be deeply subcritical. For example, the nucleation and growth of sharply creased folds---sulci---at an elastomer interface is controlled by a hidden non-linear critical point.

Darwin's Devices: Evolving Robots Reanimate Ancient Animal Evolution

Monday, March 18, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Science Communication Series, Spring 2013, John Long, Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology, Vassar College Biologist and robotics expert John Long examines what evolving robots can teach us about the history of life and the future of technology.

Joseph P. Masco, "Engineered Worlds: Terraforming and the Future of STS"

Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Joseph P. Masco, "Engineered Worlds: Terraforming and the Future of STS" Thursday, March 14, 4:30pm, Wilson 101 This talk considers the role of science and technology studies in understanding human ...

Exposures to Toxins in the Developing World: Scale, Solutions and Strategies

Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Born in Australia, Mr. Fuller graduated with a degree in engineering from Melbourne University and was employed by IBM. He lworked in the rainforests of Brazil with the United Nations Environmental ...

Pre Award: Research Equipment & Property Management

Friday, March 08, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Brown Office Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room

This course covers practices, policy and regulations concerning the management of all Brown-held equipment. Attendees will develop a better understanding of Brown purchasing and inventory practices ...

Developing Graduate Scientific Communication Skills

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Profs Judith Bender & Erica Larschan (Bio-MCB) will discuss the design & development of a graduate course, BIOL2150 “Scientific Communication”. The course was launched in 2009 for 2nd-yr ...

Superfund Research Program: Seminar

Friday, March 01, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Assessing the Public Health Import of Children’s Exposures to Environmental Chemicals: An Alternative Approach to Risk Assessment," presented by Dr. David C. Bellinger, Dept. of Environmental Health ...

All-Ivy Environmental Career Fair

Friday, March 01, 2013 10:00am - 3:00pm
>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

The eight Ivy League schools are teaming up once more to host the 10th annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair on March 1, 2013, 10:00 to 3:00 at Columbia University. ...

Laboratory Safety Training

Friday, March 01, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm

Laboratory Safety Training is a 3-hour classroom session presented by the University Chemical Hygiene Officer or Laboratory Safety Specialist and covers key elements of the University’s Chemical ...

Brown in Cantabria Info Session

Monday, February 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm

If you are interested in studying abroad on the Brown in Cantabria Program, plan to attend this info session hosted by the Office of International Programs in J. Walter Wilson 440.

Combining Science and Art: A Career in Science Writing and Communication

Friday, February 22, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

(LIFE/PHYSICAL SCIENCES) Join us for another speaker from our Graduate Alumni Career Series! Emily Lakdawalla will be Skyping in. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from Amherst College ...

School of Engineering “Electronics and Photonics Seminar” Hybrid nanostructures for enhanced optoelectronics

Friday, February 22, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Host: Prof. Domenico Pacifici, School of Engineering Sponsored by ADVANCE at Brown under NSF Grant No. 0548311. School of Engineering “Electronics and Photonics Seminar” Hybrid ...

Engineering Undergraduate Research Seminar

Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Opportunity to learn about research in the engineering department target toward both concentrators and non concentrators in engineering.

Brown Bag Discussion – Teaching Undergraduate Science Laboratories

Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This interactive seminar designed for grad students and postdocs facilitated by Kathleen Hess (Chemistry) and John Stein (Neuroscience) will address how to design laboratory courses to enhance science ...

Materials Science Undergraduate Spring 2013 Seminar Series-"Materials Science in the 21st Century"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Materials in Aerospace Applications

Last day to add a course, change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 5:00pm - 5:00pm
> No location for this event

Last day to add a course, change from audit to credit, or change a grade option declaration.

Laboratory Safety Training

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:30am - 12:30pm

Laboratory Safety Training is a 3-hour classroom session presented by the University Chemical Hygiene Officer or Laboratory Safety Specialist and covers key elements of the University’s Chemical ...

Fluids Seminar: Dispered and Kinetically Arrestd Phases in Colloids: A Micro-mechanical Perspective

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Roseanna N. Zia Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 Dispersed and kinetically arrested phases in colloids: A micro-mechanical perspective Complex ...

Long weekend

Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:00am - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:00am
> No location for this event

No University exercises.