Brown University School of Engineering

News from April, 2013

RI BIZ PLAN FINALISTS

Two Brown teams named finalists in RI Business Plan Competition

Two Brown University teams, Optitrum and Azavy, both with connections to the School of Engineering, were named finalists at the 2013 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. In total, 77 emerging entrepreneurs applied to the competition, 15 were selected as semifinalists, and six were chosen as finalists, including three in the entrepreneur track and three in the student track. Two of the three finalists in the student track are from Brown.


Hochberg Honored

Professor Leigh Hochberg Honored for BrainGate Work

Leigh Hochberg:

Dr. Leigh Hochberg, associate professor of engineering, researcher at the Providence VA Medical Center, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard, has been honored by the Clinical Research Forum for a Nature paper last year describing how the investigational BrainGate system allowed two patients with tetraplegia to reach for and grasp objects using robotic arms controlled directly by their brain activity.


RI BIZ PLAN SEMIFINALISTS

Seven Brown Teams Named Semifinalists in Rhode Island Business Plan Competition

2013 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition:

Seven Brown University teams, all with connections to the School of Engineering, were named semifinalists at the 2013 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. In total, 77 emerging entrepreneurs applied to the competition, and 15 were selected as semifinalists, including seven in the entrepreneur track and eight in the student track. Seven of the eight semifinalists in the student track were from Brown, including five teams from the School of Engineering’s Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME) master’s degree program.


Hurt to edit journal Carbon

Professor Robert Hurt named editor of Carbon

Professor Robert Hurt:

Robert Hurt, professor of engineering, has taken over as editor-in-chief for the materials science and nanotechnology journal Carbon. Hurt will lead a 10-member editorial board of scientists from all over the world. The editorial headquarters for the journal will be Brown’s Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, of which Hurt is director.


School launches $160-million campaign

New gifts will expand School of Engineering

Since 1847: Engineering at Brown:

Brown University announced today new gifts totaling $44 million that will enable the University to begin improvements and expansion of engineering facilities for research and instruction on the College Hill campus.


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