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Superfund Co-Hosts Risk Communication Workshop

Brown Superfund Research Program Co-Hosts Risk Communication Workshop

Risk Communication Workshop:

The Brown University Superfund Research Program (SRP) partnered with the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) to host a workshop on communicating risk to the public March 27 and 28. The audience of 150 registrants included state and EPA regulators and consultants typically involved in waste site cleanups.

Assistive Tech Makeathon in BDW

Makeathon inspires new assistive technologies

A weekend of intense focus on assistive technologies:
People who are “locked in” by paralysis may have lots to say but no way to say it. Assistive communications devices can create a communications channel from the slightest remaining ability for expressing intent: the blink of an eye, the twitch of a muscle. New designs for assistive technologies was the whole point of a recent two-day “makeathon” at Brown University.

Brown Univ. Teams Have Won Past Five Years

Three Brown Teams Named Finalists in 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition

Seven finalists have been named in the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, and will share more than $200,000 in prizes when winners are announced next week. All three of the student track finalists, Dual Server Cooling, MedSynergies, and Pronto Solutions are teams from Brown University, including two teams from the School of Engineering’s master’s Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME).

Mary Lou Jepsen to Receive Honorary Degree

At its 246th Commencement Sunday, May 25, 2014, Brown University will confer honorary doctorates on nine distinguished alumni. Included among the recipients is engineering alumna and innovator Mary Lou Jepsen '87, Ph.D. '97, who will receive a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.). Jepsen will also present a Commencement Forum on Saturday, May, 24.

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