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Fluids Seminar: Micro-swimming Navigation in Microfluidics

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Vasily Kantsler Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Moscow Micro-swimming Navigation in Microfluidics Interactions between swimming cells and surfaces are essential to many microbiological processes, from bacterial biofilm formation to human fertilization. However, despite their fundamental importance, relatively little is known about the physical mechanisms that govern the scattering of flagellated or ciliated cells from solid surfaces.

Annual Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Event

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The sweetest event of the season is TODAY! Join the Chemical & Biochemical Engineers for a bowl of ice cream frozen before your eyes by liquid nitrogen. You won't want to miss this spring tradition! Barus & Holley lobby, 12-1 PM.

Want to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering?

Monday, April 07, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Brown Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will be hosting a student panel with Q&A on Monday, April 7th, at 7:00 PM in B&H 190 discussing the various paths to a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Come with questions, or just to hear fellow students talk about their experiences with the concentration!

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar: “The Phase Field Crystal Method: from Grain Growth to Solid-Vapor Interfaces”

Monday, April 07, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Peter W. Voorhees. Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University. Phase field crystal (PFC) models have been used to describe a wide range of phenomena from grain growth to solidification and dislocation motion in crystals. The strength of the method lies in its ability to follow the atomic scale motion that accompanies a process that occurs on diffusive timescales.

Women in Engineering Career Options Panel

Saturday, April 05, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wondering what you can do with your engineering degree? Come hear from and talk with professionals about their career and educational paths! There will be representatives from civil environmental engineering, biomedical engineering, marketing, and insurance companies.

Rhode Island Robot Block Party

Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Rhode Island School of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University will be co-hosting the Rhode Island Robot Block Party at the Pizzitola Center (235 Hope Street). In celebration of National Robotics Week, and sponsored in part by SSERVI-SEEED at Brown University, this free community event will feature robot demonstrations and exhibits from industry, universities, community organizations, and public, private, parochial, and home school groups across Rhode Island and the region.

Superfund Research Program: Seminar

Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Enhanced and Sex-Dependent Neurotoxicity of Combined Exposures to Metals and Stress," presented by Dr. Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday 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: Similarity & Instability in Flows Over Permeable Layers

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Center for Fluid Mechanics, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Systems, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series TUESDAY – APRIL 1, 2014 3:00pm Barus & Holley, Room 190 Marco Ghisalberti School of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia. email: marco.ghisalberti@uwa.edu.au SIMILARITY & INSTABILITY IN FLOWS OVER PERMEABLE LAYERS Permeable obstructions (such as seagrass meadows) are prevalent in the benthic region of freshwater and coastal environments.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: “Characterization and Modeling of the Influence of Mesotexture on Heterogeneous Deformation”

Monday, March 31, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tom Bieler, Michigan State University. Deformation within a given grain is highly influenced by deformation its neighboring grains, which impose boundary conditions on each other that vary spatially. Hence, crystal plasticity modeling of microstructures is important for predicting and investigating heterogeneous deformation. Accurate modeling of heterogeneous deformation will allow predictions of damage nucleation, which is caused by heterogeneous deformation. When modeling of heterogeneous deformation is credible, it can also be used to interpret experimental observations.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships: Information Sesssion,

Monday, March 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

For more than 40 years, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships® have provided scientists and engineers with a unique opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm, while learning first-hand about establishing and implementing policy. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in the Washington, D.C. region.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: “Organization of the cell cortex during morphogenesis and tumorigenesis”

Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

"Organization of the cell cortex during morphogenesis and tumorigenesis" seminar given by Andrea McClatchey, PhD. of Harvard Medical School. Location: Barus & Holley room 190 Time: 2:00-3:00pm Date: 3/20/14

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday 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.

Faculty Tutorial: Applications of kinetics to mechanistic studies-Dr. Wesley Bernskoetter

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Applications of kinetics to mechanistic studies Dr. Wesley Bernskoetter Department of Chemistry Tuesday, March 18th; Noon; B&H Room 190 Host: Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2 Abstract: ...

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar Series: "Atomic-resolution study of energy conversion and storage materials"

Monday, March 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Robert F. Klie, Nanoscale Physics Group, University of Illinois at Chicago. While recent advances in energy conversion and storage have revolutionized the consumer electronics market, we still lack a fundamental understanding of the effects that currently limit the devices’ efficiencies and lifetimes.

"Internet of Everything and Aviation Data Networks"

Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Ravi Pendse, Vice President for Computing and Information Services, Brown University. The Internet can be visualized as Internet of information, Internet of people, Internet of places, and most importantly the Internet of things. Internet of Everything (IOE) includes all four of these paradigms and explores opportunities at the intersections. Phrases and words such as “globally connected world,” “hyper connected world,” “next generation transport system,” are being mentioned with great deal of regularity.

Brown Entrepreneurship Program Presents: MassChallenge!

Sunday, March 16, 2014 4:00pm - Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:30pm

THE BROWN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM Presents: MassChallenge! Come hear MassChallenge staff talk about the world's largest entrepreneurial accelerator and how you can get involved by applying to their ...

Superfund Research Program: Webinar

Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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"Public Health Impacts of Hydrofracturing and Research Recommendations," presented by Trevor Penning, University of Pennsylvania. This webinar will be held in the Watson Institute's McKinney Conference Room.

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday 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.

Engineering Seminar - Electro-conjugate Fluid Flow and its Applications

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Kenjiro Takemura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Keio University , Japan. Electro-conjugate fluid (ECF) is a kind of functional fluid which generates an active flow when subjected to high DC voltage. Since it only requires a tiny electrode pair in micrometer order to generate a flow, the ECF could be a promising micro fluid power source for micro actuators, micro robots, micro total analysis system etc. I will introduce the basic properties of the ECF flow and attractive applications in this talk.

Inspiring Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:45pm

The Brown University SACNAS chapter is hosting a panel discussion called, Inspiring Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This event is open to the entire Brown community. The invited panelists include Suzanne de la Monte M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine, Brown University; Lorna Gibson Ph.D., Professor of Engineering, MIT; Robin Wellington Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, St.

Fluids Seminar: Magnetic Nanorods for Probing Rheology of Nanoliter Droplets, Making Reconfigurable Lattices, and Sharpening Liquid Surfaces on Demand

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Konstantin G. Kornev, Departments of Materials Science & Engineering Clemson University Clemson, SC http://www.clemson.edu/ces/kornevlab/ Magnetic Nanorods for Probing Rheology of Nanoliter Droplets, Making Reconfigurable Lattices, and Sharpening Liquid Surfaces on Demand Magnetic nanorods are attractive materials enabling assembly, ordering, control, and reconfiguration of different magnetic lattices within milliseconds. MilliTesla magnetic fields are sufficient to manipulate with these nanorods. In this talk, a few examples of applications of magnetic nanorods will be shown.

Beyond Fukushima: Reframing the Future of Nuclear Energy

Monday, March 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm

3 Year Commemoration of Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster in Japan To mark the 3rd anniversary of the 3.11 earthquake, this year the Japanese Cultural Association is planning to host a documentary ...

Engineering Research Series

Monday, March 10, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Interested in learning about Engineering research at Brown? Come hear about the exciting work being done in our Chemical/Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering labs and opportunities to get involved ...

Bats in Flight

Saturday, March 08, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm

Bats exhibit the most amazing flight behavior. They are agile and maneuverable and are unique in the animal kingdom with respect to their wing structure and flight capabilities Our research focuses on describing, explaining, modeling and mimicking the amazing flight capabilities of Bats. Our group consists of faculty and students drawn from Biology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computuer Science and we study every aspect ranging from taking high speed videos of real bats during flight to building robotic bat wings that we test in our wind tunnel.

2014: Opening Celebration for Brown's 250th Anniversary

Friday, March 07, 2014 12:00am - Saturday, March 08, 2014 12:00am
Brown Campus

An all-community celebration timed in conjunction with the signing of the Charter of Brown University in March 1764. More information to follow.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Prof. Craig Lefort (Rhode Island Hospital)

Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

"Inside-out" activation of leukocyte integrins Craig Lefort, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery (Research) Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University Abstract: Integrins are adhesion and signaling receptors that play critical roles in leukocyte trafficking during the immune response. The integrin LFA-1 plays a dominant role in the adhesion of neutrophils (the first responding leukocytes) to inflamed endothelium by binding to its ligand ICAM-1.

Tau Beta Pi's Annual Concentration Night

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come hear from students and advisors in each engineering concentration to best make your choice! There will be an opportunity to speak informally with concentration representatives as well. Refreshments ...

Dean In The Lobby

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dean in the Lobby Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Barus & Holley Lobby Join Senior Associate Dean Kenny Breuer every Wednesday 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.

Spring 2014 features Graduate Scialogue

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

SCIALOGUE is an exciting new series hosted by Sigma Xi and the Science Center, for scientists to practice effective communication of their research. This event offers graduate students opportunity ...