Brown University School of Engineering

Events Archive

Pinterest Information Session

Monday, October 07, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This session will focus on engineering challenges at Pinterest. Specific discussion topic to be announced in mid-September. Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love. People use it to plan trips, start collections, make wishlists, save recipes and more. Whether you’re interested in graphic design, motorcycles, or vintage records, there’s a place for you on Pinterest.

Superfund Research Program: Seminar

Friday, October 04, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Defining “the Community” of a Contaminated Site: Implications for Involving Communities in Environmental Health Risk Assessment & Reuse Planning, presented by Britt Dahlberg, University of Pennsylvania In this talk, Britt Dahlberg draws on ethnographic research (conducted between 2009-2013) of a Pennsylvania Superfund site to explore how government agency staff and local residents invoked various notions of who could “speak for” the community, in order to determine inclusion in risk assessment and reuse decisions.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 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.

Why Pursue A Ph.D in the Sciences.: Three Practical Reasons

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Considering a Ph.D. in the sciences, but not sure if it is the route to go? Join author Philip Guo as he presents three practical reasons to pursue (and not to pursue) a Ph.D. degree, from the perspective ...

Reading Scientific Publications

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:00pm - 3:50pm

Brown's Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) program will offer a 3-part training module on "Reading Scientific Publications" on September 19 & 24 and October 1 (Th-Tu-Tu). Develop ...

Wolf Greenfield Information Session

Monday, September 30, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Are you intrigued by the prospect of applying your scientific or engineering expertise to help companies and institutions protect their cutting edge innovations? We invite you to learn more about the ...

2013 Study Abroad Fair

Monday, September 30, 2013 11:00am - 2:00pm
Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle

Meet with OIP Study Abroad Advisors as well as representatives from universities and program providers from around the world on Monday, September 30, 2013 on the Ruth J. Simmons Quad (formerly Lincoln ...

CareerLAB Resources Explained

Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

If you find CareerLAB's online resources confusing this is the program for you. This program will slowly explain how to schedule an advising appointment, search for Jobs and Internships, conduct a ...

Vapor Intrusion Updates Workshop

Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:00am - Friday, September 27, 2013 4:00pm
> Other location: see description for details

The workshop will provide information on various aspects of investigating and remediating potential vapor intrusion problems.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 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: The Origin and Nature of Spiral Vortex Ordering in a Bacterial Drop

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Enkeleida Lushi Brown University The Origin and Nature of Spiral Vortex Ordering in a Bacterial Drop Hydrodynamics plays an important role in transport, mixing, and many aspects of biophysical systems ...

CVs and Cover Letters/Academic Job Search/Life/Physical Sciences

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Academic Job Search series continues Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. with a workshop on writing tailored, effective CVs and cover letters for sciences students and post-docs going on the academic ...

Getting Published - What STEM Grad Students Need to Know

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rockefeller Library - Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab

Getting Published - What STEM Grad Students need to know about the Practicalities, Protocols and Possibilities of current scholarly Publication The University Library and the Career LAB are cosponsoring an opportunity to hear faculty editors and authors discuss the practicalities, protocols and possibilities of getting published in a top journal or getting your book published by a top publisher.

Generating Ideas for Social Impact

Monday, September 23, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Do you have an idea for a social impact venture but aren’t sure if it’s any good? Are you interested in learning how to develop a strong idea? Have you always been interested in social entrepreneurship but don’t know how to get started? Learn from Design for America’s project leaders how strong ideas get generated. Build tools and know-how for making sure your idea actually has the potential for impacting the problem you seek to address. And find out about the resources Brown’s Social Innovation Initiative offers to social entrepreneurs.

Scialogue - Research Presentation

Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sciences Library (Sci-Li), Room 315

Scialogue, a new event where students can present their research to practice effective communication. Get feedback from peer audience across STEM disciplines. Choose to present: a 2 minute "Elevator Talk", a 5 minute "Data Blitz" or a 10 minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes for audience feedback DAY/DATE: Thursday, TIME: 4:30-5:30 PM LOCATION: Brown Science Center, Room (315) Contact: Sigma_Xi@brown.edu for information.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Towards Minimally Instrumented Molecular Diagnostics

Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Catherine Klapperich, Boston University Many new and exciting portable molecular testing technologies are emerging for application in both personalized and global medicine. The potential ...

Entrepreneurship Panel

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for an entrpreneeurship panel featuring Sarah Cloud from Leota, Julie Sygiel from Dear Kate, Sam Blackman from Elemental Technologies, Scott Norton from Sir Kensington's, and Tobin Moore from ...

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 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.

Citrix Information Session

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Citrix will be hosting their Fall Information Session on September 17, 2013. We are inviting students who are interested in learning more about our company. Citrix is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help people work and play from anywhere, on any device. Innovation, creativity and a passion for ever-improving performance drive our company and our people forward. At Citrix, everything we do supports our belief that work should be fun and that working hard while still enjoying life is essential to our success.

Fluids Seminar: How Vegetation Alters Water Motion, and the Feedbacks to Environmental System Structure and Function

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor H. Nepf, MIT For over a century vegetation has been removed from channels and coastal zones to facilitate navigation and development. In recent decades, however, we have recognized the ecologic and economic benefits of aquatic vegetation. It removes nutrients, providing a buffer against coastal eutrophication. Marshes and mangroves provide coastal protection by damping waves and storm surge. Through its ecosystem services, aquatic vegetation contributes economic benefits worth over ten trillion dollars per year.

Technical Interviewing Skills Seminar

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Room 166

Getting started on LinkedIn for Graduate Students

Monday, September 16, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Don't miss this workshop if you are a masters student or a doctoral student looking for a non-academic job! It is essential to set up your LinkedIn account and start using it to your advantage in the job search. This practical workshop will cover the basics and get you going.

Interviewing

Monday, September 16, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

You've gotten the interview, now get the job! This practical workshop will cover what to do before, during and after the interview. Come to ask your questions!

Getting started on LinkedIn for Seniors

Monday, September 16, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Don't miss this workshop if you are a senior looking to market yourself well via social media! It is essential to set up your LinkedIn account and start using it to your advantage in the job search. This practical workshop will cover the basics and get you going.

Finding the Right Post-doc in the Sciences

Monday, September 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join our faculty panel on MONDAY, September 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. as they address planning for and finding a post-doc that will position you for a career in life or physical sciences. Issues to ...

Resumes and Cover Letters for the Masters Student Job Search

Friday, September 13, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Skilled resume and cover letter writing is essential for an effective job search. Join this workshop to get the basics of writing tailored resumes and cover letters that will get you the interview ...

Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fair

Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Social Innovation Initiative, a program of the Swearer Center for Public Service, is hosting the first Social Innovation Fair to showcase and celebrate all of the ways in which students can plug ...

Science Center Trivia Showdown

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sciences Library (Sci-Li), Room 315

Become a part of a Science Center tradition by participating in the Science Trivia Showdown on September 11, 2013, beginning at 6:00PM! Enjoy fun, fame, food and fabulous prizes in this Jeopardy-style trivia challenge. The winning student team will advance to the final round, testing their skills against those of Brown faculty. Register early at http://goo.gl/0tGs4p, as there is limited space available. If you have any questions, please feel free to email sciencecenter@brown.edu.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 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.

How to Find a Job and Use Brown Resources for Graduate Students

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

If you are a masters or doctoral student student looking for a non-academic job, join this workshop to learn the process, timeline, and resources Brown has to offer. This job search workshop series will be followed by a session on getting started on LinkedIn, and on resume and cover letter writing.