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Construction on the new School of Engineering is now past the midpoint and expected to be finished on time in January 2018.

Engineering building halfway complete

September 26, 2016 0 comments

The new School of Engineering building — whose construction is slated to be done in January 2018 — is currently just over half finished with construction.

Alum gains funding for water purification system company

Alum gains funding for water purification system company

September 23, 2016 0 comments

CEO of HMSolution Margaret Lengerich SCMIM’13 was awarded $50,000 Sept. 12 by the Slater Technology Fund for her water purification technology company.

Katherine Freese gave an overview of the composition of the universe and discussed her research on dark matter. She also spoke about her experience as one of the first female physics major at Princeton, encouraging audience members to remain confident in themselves.

University of Michigan professor delves into dark matter

September 20, 2016 0 comments

Katherine Freese, professor of physics at the University of Michigan, described the state of research on dark matter in her lecture.

Former Apple CEO John Sculley ’61 spoke at Hack Health. Sculley, who was the keynote speaker, discussed his decision to leave PepsiCo for Apple.

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Students create healthcare solutions in Hack Health

September 19, 2016 0 comments

Hack Health is a hackathon with a mission to “improve healthcare using innovation,” said Alexandra Kaye ’17, one of the co-founders of the event.

Researchers confirmed the legitimacy of an ancient Maya astrological calendar, which was discovered under questionable circumstances.

Maya codex deemed oldest text in Americas

September 15, 2016 0 comments

The Grolier Codex, a Maya astrological manuscript, can now be considered the oldest known book produced in the Americas.

National Science Foundation provides four-year grant to 14 researchers

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National Science Foundation provides four-year grant to 14 researchers

September 13, 2016 0 comments

The National Science Foundation awarded a four-year grant of $6 million to 14 researchers Aug. 22 for research into the neuroscience of attention.

University researchers find proteins’ cancer-marking potential

University researchers find proteins’ cancer-marking potential

September 9, 2016 0 comments

A University study revealed a surprising discovery: a new binding formation used uniquely by two proteins during the final stages of cell division.

The Brown University Data Center, a cavernous room filled with rows of servers and neatly stacked cords, is the concrete manifestation of the campus’s elusive internet cloud, maintained by a team of watchful observers.

At Brown’s data center, technology changes but people don’t

April 28, 2016 0 comments

The Internet as a cloud is an especially satisfying metaphor: It captures the incomprehensible mass of the globe’s data in one fell, simple, ethereal swoop.

Jill Tarter, chair of Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Research at the SETI Institute in California, lectured on the potential for life on other planets and the likelihood of encountering it within this century.

SETI Institute chair discusses potential for extraterrestrial life

April 21, 2016 0 comments

Somewhere out there — buried under ice in our solar system, waiting on a deep-Milky Way exoplanet — lies the answer to the question, “Are we alone?”

With a grant from the Swearer Center, Bella Okiddy GS and Richard Park ’16 launched Technologies Against Assault to create technology that reduces relived trauma during a shortened post-rape examination.

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Students found startup to improve rape kit testing

April 21, 2016 0 comments

Richard Park ’16 and Bella Okiddy GS are spearheading a biotech startup that aims to improve rape kit testing for victims of sexual assault.