Brown University School of Engineering

News from 2014

Brown Corporation Accepts $121 million in New Gifts, Including $20.3 Million for Engineering

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — At the Saturday morning business session that concluded its fall meeting, the Corporation of Brown University formally accepted gifts to the University totaling more than $121 million, including $20.3 for the School of Engineering. It also established five new named professorships, including one for the School of Engineering.

Design Workshop

Encapsulating Brown In a Day

Ideation and Sketch Modeling:

As part of Brown University’s 250th Celebration, students came together on Saturday, September 27, in the Brown Design Workshop in Prince Lab for an all-day Design Workshop. The theme of the design challenge was, ‘Brown Encapsulated,’ and students were challenged with re-imagining a ‘time capsule’. What could be created to capture small representations of Brown culture and society now to revisit in the future?

Best Paper

Doctoral student Dimitra Papagiannopoulou Awarded Best Paper at SAMOS Conference

Dimitra Papagiannopoulou, a fifth year doctoral student in the electrical sciences and computer engineering group at the Brown University School of Engineering, has won the Stamatis Vassiliadis Best Paper Award at the 2014 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architecture, MOdeling and Simulation (SAMOS XIV), held on Samos Island, Greece.

Johnson Lecture Oct. 6

Presidential Colloquium Series to tackle ‘big questions’ in science

Astrophysicist John A. Johnson:
Brown is introducing a Presidential Colloquium Series titled “Thinking Out Loud: Deciphering Mysteries of Our World and Beyond.” The series features renowned scientists giving accessible public talks on big-picture topics from the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe to the nature of human consciousness. Harvard astrophysicist John A. Johnson will deliver the inaugural lecture Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

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