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ROBOT BLOCK PARTY

Robots meet next-generation roboticists

Good morning and welcome to the future:
Students from elementary grades through high school — and their parents, the public, and elected officials — met working robots and roboticists on the basketball floor at Brown University on Saturday, April 5. They high-fived PR2, checked out Baxter, looked over robotic kayaks, and considered robotics as both a career and an eventual source of help for a variety of tasks.


THE 2014 SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE

Paxson visits Techstyle Haus construction site

Fit for a Sun King:
A team of Brown and RISD students is working to complete construction of a modular solar home by late April. That’s when they dismantle it, ship it to France, then reassemble it on the grounds of the Versailles Palace this summer for competition with 19 other international teams in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe. Brown President Christina Paxson visited the worksite on Wednesday, March 19.

HARVESTING TIDAL ENERGY

A better water wing to harvest tidal energy

The hydrofoil team presents findings in Washington, D.C.:
The eternal ebb and flow of tides — 24 x 7 x 365 — makes them a dependable source of energy, but how to harness all that, especially in shallow water? Shreyas Mandre and colleagues at Brown have developed an efficient water wing and optimized its performance with a “secret sauce.”

Lifetime Honor for Zia

Rashid Zia Named "Outstanding Referee" by American Physical Society

Rashid Zia, Manning Assistant Professor of Engineering and Physics at Brown University, is among the 143 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals of the American Physical Society, as chosen by the journal editors for 2014.


On Future of School of Engineering

Brown 250: Larry Larson

Larry Larson:

Larry Larson, inaugural dean of the School of Engineering, speaks about his background in engineering, the interdisciplinary culture at Brown, and the future growth of the School.


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