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Fluids Seminar: Reduced-order Stochastic Modeling and Probabilistic Prediction of Turbulent Dynamical Systems with Intermittent or Persistent Instabilities

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Themistoklis Sapsis Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, M Reduced-order Stochastic Modeling and Probabilistic Prediction of Turbulent Dynamical Systems with Intermittent or Persistent Instabilities Various contemporary research topics involve the understanding, modeling, and prediction of complex turbulent systems with an important number of instabilities.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar: “in situ Nanomechanics of Electrode Failure in Lithium-Ion Batteries”

Monday, November 04, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Ting Zhu, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Lithium-ion batteries revolutionize portable electronics and are key to next-generation electric vehicles. However, they often suffer from the electrochemically induced mechanical degradation in high-capacity electrodes, resulting in capacity fading and short cycle life. Using a unique nanobattery cell inside a transmission electron microscope, we made in situ observations of reaction, deformation and fracture in individual nanowire and nanoparticle electrodes.

Business and Engineering Ethics Lecture

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm

A Lecture on Business and Engineering Ethics by Professor Don Stanford Hosted by Brown ASME and the Engineering Ethics GISP Brown ASME and the Engineering Ethics GISP will be hosting a lecture about ...

2013 Concentration Fair - Wednesday, October 30

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Attention all sophomores, transfer students, and curious first-year students: Please join us at the fall Concentration Fair, on Wednesday, October 30, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Sayles Hall. This is ...

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 30, 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: Coordinated Control: Models and Mechanisms for Collective Animal Behavior

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Naomi Ehrich Leonard Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Princeton University Coordinated Control: Models and Mechanisms from Collective Animal Behavior From bird flocks to fish schools, animal groups exhibit a remarkable ability to manage a variety of challenging tasks that individuals could not manage on their own. Despite limitations on individual-level sensing, computation, and actuation, and with no centralized instruction, animal groups make decisions quickly, accurately, robustly and adaptively in an uncertain and changing environment.

Google BOLD Internship & Immersion Program for Diversity Students

Monday, October 28, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm

A Google representative will be at Brown to discuss the company, its culture, and the BOLD Internship & Immersion Programs.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Designing materials for next-generation vaccines and cancer immunotherapies

Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Prof. Darrell Irvine, MIT Our laboratory develops synthetic materials as tools to dissect cellular immunology and as delivery agents for new immunotherapies and vaccines. In this talk, 2 examples illustrating work from our laboratory will be described. In the first segment, a new strategy for transcutaneous drug delivery we have termed “microneedle tattooing” will be described. In this approach, we construct multi-layered polymer thin film coatings on skin patch microneedle arrays.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 23, 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: To Jump or Not to Jump?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Shahriar Afkhami New Jersey Institute of Technology To Jump or Not to Jump? Metal nanoparticels placed on solid substrates and melted by nanosecond laser beams may spontaneously jump from the substrate, thanks to the high surface tension of molten metals. The processes that lead to jumping are of direct relevance to self- and directed-assembly of metal nanoparticles which find their applications in a diverse set of fields, such as opto/nanoelectronics, solar panels, and semiconductors, to name just a few.

Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics Seminar: A stochastic analysis of the motion of DNA nanomechanical bipeds

Monday, October 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Research in biological motors and recent advances in DNA nanofabrication technology have spurred a lot of interest in biomimetic nanomotor designs and DNA-based devices, such as nanomechanical switches and DNA templates for the growth of semiconductor nanocrystals, to name a few. Research activity in this area has been focused on designing and controlling dynamic DNA nanomachines that can be activated by and respond to specific chemical signals in their environment. In this talk, we formulate and analyze a Markov process modeling the motion of DNA nanomechanical walking devices.

Making a Connection in 60 Seconds: Networking your way to a Lasting Impression

Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come sharpen your networking skills by interacting with students and alumni at this informal mixer. Current mentors and mentees in IPC's mentoring program are strongly encouraged to attend. Students and alumni will be grouped by areas of professional interest - Law, Medicine, Engineering, Business, Media/Entertainment, etc. Light refreshments will be served.

Scialogue - Research Presentation

Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm

There's still time to register to present at Scialogue! Scialogue October 17th will feature presentations on: Mathematics/Statistics (Uthsav Chitra '17) and Physics (Jamelle Watson-Daniels '15) Scialogue a new event to practice effective communication of research, get feedback from peer audience across STEM disciplines Choose to present: 2 minute "Elevator Talk", 5 minute "Data Blitz" or 10 minute presentation Thursday,October 17,4:30-5:30pm at Science Center Register to present - http://scialogue.weebly.com/ for additional information contact: Sigma_Xi@brown.edu

Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Fungal and bacterial infections: strategies for drug discovery and diagnostic tool development

Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Prof. Eleftherios Mylonakis, Beth Fuchs; Infectious Diseases Division. Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University Medical advancements that provide implantation of medical devices or organ transplants address the immediate needs of the patient, but in the process also make patients vulnerable to opportunistic infections. As a result, there is an increasing occurrence of fungal and bacterial infections that arise due to lack of host defenses.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 16, 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 ...

Naturally Obsessed Film Viewing: The Making of a Scientist

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist October 15, 7:00 PM, Smith Buonnano, Room 106 Considering a Ph.D. in the sciences? You won't want to miss this incredible documentary about the path ...

Ada Lovelace Day Edit-a-Thon

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:00pm - 8:30pm

Ada Lovelace Day 2013 edit-a-thon, New England - Brown University (remote participants also welcome): Now in its fifth year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM). Participants from around New England are invited to gather at Brown University to edit and create Wikipedia entries on women who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields. Anne Fausto-Sterling and Maia Weinstock will be speaking. If you don't know how to make Wikipedia entries—don't worry—WE WILL TEACH YOU. Come and go as you can.

Fluids Seminar: Impact of Surface-absorbed particles on Interfacial Phenomena: From Landau-Levich Problem to Armored Drops

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Malika Ouriemi Brown University Impact of surface-absorbed particles on interfacial phenomena: from Landau-Levich problem to armored drops We present an experimental study of the impact of surface-absorbed particles on interfacial phenomena, focusing on two particular configurations. 1. Coating of liquids with particles absorbed on the interface Experiments realized with small hydrophobic particles show a thickening effect compared with Newtonian fluids on a smooth substrate and a different power of capillary number than the classical Landau-Levich law.

Fall Weekend holiday. No University exercises.

Monday, October 14, 2013 12:00am - 12:00am
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Fall Weekend holiday. No University exercises.

Dean in the Lobby

Wednesday, October 09, 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.

Spring UTRA Info Session

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

Interested in conducting research during the academic year? Learn about Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA) at an Information Session for spring semester UTRAs only -- Wednesday, Oct ...

Fluids Seminar: Low-order Models for Control of Fluids: Balanced Models and Koopman Modes

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Clarence Rowley Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Princeton University Princeton, NJ Low-order Models for Control of Fluids: Balanced Models and Koopman Modes The ability to effectively control a fluid would enable many exciting technological advances, such as the design of quieter, more efficient aircraft. Model-based feedback control is a particularly attractive approach, but the equations governing the fluid, although known, are typically too complex to be useful for control.

E-Portfolios for the Academic Job Market

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm

An online presence showcasing your academic work (including research, teaching & service) can be invaluable in the academic job search process. This session, led by Sheridan Center Associate Director Laura Hess, will introduce the electronic portfolio & its individual elements, and explain how you can use one in your search for an academic position. This session is part of the Fall 2013 Academic Job Search Series, organized by the CareerLAB and Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning.

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 ...