Sunday, February 22, 2009

Zia earns NSF Career Award

Assistant Professor Rashid Zia becomes one of a very distinguished group of young faculty members in the Division who have received National Science Foundation Career Awards.
More detail available here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Renaissance Engineer Series

Focus on: Leadership - Brown ENGINEERING PROFILES
How our Engineering Alumni are creating change through innovative leadership

Excerpt from Dean's Message:
"I want to use this issue to begin engaging our graduates and students in changing the perception of the roles that engineers can play in our society - and need to play if we are to address effectively the complex issues that we face in energy, environment, clean water, health care, climate change, and even the world economy. Engineers today need to be understood, not as merely workers with valuable technical training, but as highly-capable, broadly-prepared people who bring a deep understanding of science, math, and engineering know-how to the solution of problems that challenge our society....Preparing engineers for truly difference-making careers is Brown’s challenge - and its responsibility in view of the high potential of students who choose to study here."

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Prof. Powers appointed as editor

Thomas Powers, Associate Professor of Engineering, has recently been appointed Associate Editor for Biological Physics at the journal Reviews of Modern Physics.

The journal website is

Monday, February 2, 2009

Unraveling how bats fly

Reuters TV 2 February 2009
Unraveling how bats fly

Kenneth Breuer, professor of engineering, discusses how scientists are seeking to understand the flight of bats and hope one day to build flying machines that mimic bat flight. The program was carried worldwide, including television stations in Italy, Greece, Spain, Russia and China.

Full report online: