Topic: Engineering

EQUiSat was launched into space early Monday morning on a rocket headed for the International Space Station. The satellite is equipped with an LED light that will allow people to see it from Earth.

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Student-built satellite launches into space

May 24, 2018 0 comments

The night before their satellite was launched into space aboard a NASA rocket, past and present members of Brown Space Engineering gathered to celebrate the last seven years with a cookout, said Anand Lalwani ’18, leader of the group’s team in charge of solar power and battery construction.

Heather Fleming presented an example of her company’s partnership with Inovations for Poverty Action to improve hand sanitation in Kenya.

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Heather Fleming talks intersection of design, humanitarianism

November 6, 2017 0 comments

Heather Fleming, founder and CEO of Catapult Design, gave a lecture Monday night that moved students in the room to take notes on their phones.

Engineering students’ report spurs change in department

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Engineering students’ report spurs change in department

March 14, 2017 0 comments

A group of students concentrating in engineering completed a 55-page report that proposed improvements for the department across four broad areas.

Sea sponge study offers engineering insights


Sea sponge study offers engineering insights

January 26, 2017 0 comments

New research in a study revealed the structure of the marine sponge Tethya aurantia inspires new connections between nature and engineering.

Two Brown professors created a device that is groundbreaking in its ability to restore mobility to paralyzed primates. It contributes to research on interfaces that aid people with neurologic, cognitive or affective disorders.

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Device allows paralyzed monkeys to walk

November 21, 2016 0 comments

A team of international scientists, including two Brown professors, has successfully developed a brain-spinal interface that helps paralyzed monkeys.

Alum gains funding for water purification system company

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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.

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Professor, grad students make 3D scanning accessible, accurate

February 2, 2016 0 comments

Gabriel Taubin and Daniel Moreno GS recently designed an algorithm allowing ordinary smart phones and digital cameras to become 3D scanners.

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Donoghue to launch Swiss neuroengineering center

September 8, 2014 0 comments

On his year-long sabbatical, John Donoghue will launch the new Geneva, Switzerland-based Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering.

Though the new building will not be constructed in the Jewelry District, it is unclear where on College Hill the new facility will be located, given space limitations.

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U. nears fundraising goal for engineering building

November 20, 2013 6 comments

Total funds raised must reach $80 million before the U. finalizes plans for the new building.

The preliminary computer-aided design of Brown CubeSat’s satellite, EQUiSat, is only 1,000 cubic centimeters but could eventually have major educational value in space.


Brown CubeSat team shoots for the stars with microsatellite

September 3, 2013 1 comment

Student engineers could launch a project conceived in their engineering class into space as early as 2015.