Brown University School of Engineering


Bacteria swim with bodies and flagella

Beautiful swimmers:

Using a new technique to track the swimming motion of a single bacterium, researchers have discovered that the movement of the bacterium’s body — not just thrust from the flagellum — allow movement through fluids. The finding could shed new light on the evolution of cell body shape. 

KieranTimberlake to design new engineering building

The architecture firm KieranTimberlake will design a new building for Brown's School of Engineering. The facility will provide new lab space for the School's expanding research efforts. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015.


Students relish Solar Decathlon experience

Techstyle Haus :
The 2014 Solar Decathlon has drawn to a close. The RISD/Brown/Erfurt team brought home top ten finishes in four events, along with an experience they’ll never forget. Techstyle Haus, their one-of-a-kind solar home, now heads for its final stop — an arts retreat in France where it will serve as housing for visiting artists.

2014 Solar Decathlon Europe

RISD/Brown/Erfurt team unveils unique fabric solar house

Assembly at Versailles:
A team of students from RISD, Brown, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, now in France, has unpacked and reassembled a solar house they built in Providence this spring. They are in an international competition on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.

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