Monday, November 24, 2008
NanoVis, Inc., a Brown start-up company was awarded 2nd place in the Venture Idol
Competition held in Indianapolis, IN on Oct. 22nd, 2008. The award recognizes new companies that possess the most promising emerging technologies. Over 80 companies participated in the competition where company representatives describe company objectives in a style much like the “American Idol” competition. NanoVis, Inc. was formed based on technology created by Prof. Thomas J. Webster (Associate Professor, Division of Engineering and Orthopedics) to increase tissue growth through the use of nanotechnology. See for more information: http://www.ventureclub.org/ventureidol/
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Six of our Chemical and Biochemical Engineering students attending the Fall National Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Philadelphia presented their work in a student poster session: Karen Dannemiller, Shin Bowers, Andrea Jones, Daniel Vinson, Brian Lee, Ruben Spitz.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
The team reports that this past month "both Brown teams were incredibly successful and we feel we made a great showing at the iGEM Jamboree at MIT. Brown Team 1 was honored to receive the award for Best Environment Project and to receive a Bronze Medal and Brown Two took home a Silver Medal! The medal requirements were even more stringent than last year, and they made it a point to say that this year's Bronze would have been a Gold medal last year! Thanks to everyone for supporting us and helping us work through our setbacks!"
More information can be found on their wiki:
Brown iGEM [International Genetically Engineered Machines] Team
Friday, November 7, 2008
On November 7, 2008, Brown University, in conjunction with NASA Ames Research Center, and NASA Rhode Island Space Grant will host a one day conference and workshop bringing together the government, commercial and academic teams planning these new vehicles, with some of their potential suppliers, end users and sponsors.
We had about 45 people attending, including students from Brown, USC, Stanford, University of Michigan. RI Space Grant provided student travel. We had speakers from several small entrepreneurial launch companies, NASA Ames Research Center, US Army Redstone Arsenal, Cornell, Brown Stanford and the Naval Postgraduate School.