Topic: Engineering

University researchers developed a coating for IV catheters that would  fight potential MRSA and related bacterial infections common in hospital settings. The coating is made up of a drug and a plastic polymer.

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New discovery could prevent common hospital infections

March 15, 2019 0 comments

When life-saving drugs wind through catheters and into the drifting current of the bloodstream, sometimes unwanted and even deadly bacteria tag along, prepared to invade and infect vulnerable immune systems.

On the formula racing team, students design and manufacture almost every component of their car, from the chassis to  the suspension, in preparation for the FSAE racing event in Michigan.

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Formula racing team prepares for annual Michigan race

February 4, 2019 0 comments

The first year Coby Benheim ’19 and Gabe Weedon ’19 went to Michigan to race their car, it blew up. “Our freshman year was a rough time,” said Weedon, a lead on the Brown Formula Racing Team. “The car was super late, and then it blew up and all the seniors were really angry about it.”

In a new study, researchers analyzed alginate graphene oxide and assessed its potential for use in organ 3D printing. They further suggested its relevance to cancer immunotherapies, drug delivery and tissue engineering.

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Researchers improve 3D printed biomaterials

January 30, 2019 0 comments

University researchers recently published a study analyzing the material properties of alginate graphene oxide, which could lead to new developments in both cancer research and 3D printing technology for human organ printing.

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.