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Dana M. Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society 2019

Brown University School of Engineering

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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Frugal Science - Improving Accessibility to Science Through Low-Cost Technology
 
Dana M. Dourdeville Lecture on Engineering in Service to Society given by Manu Prakash, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University.
 

Thinking about cost as an engineering constraint brings new life to ideas. This is what makes the difference between an idea influencing a hundred people or a billion. As engineers, we make stuff. We use these skills to design solutions for extremely resource-constrained settings. Join Professor Manu Prakash as he discusses low-cost technology solutions to difficult problems in global health, science education, and ecological surveillance.

An associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, Manu Prakash works at the molecular scale to try and understand how the world really works and is humbled and inspired by nature’s own solutions to the world’s biggest problems. His lab applies techniques derived from soft-condensed matter physics, fluid dynamics, computer science, and bioengineering to study the structure and function of biological entities. He is best known for his Foldscope and Paperfuge. Prakash received the MacArthur Fellowship in 2016. He and his team are also working on a water droplet based computer. His work focuses on frugal innovation that makes medicine, computing and microscopy accessible to more people across the world.


Pre-lecture Reception
There will be a dessert reception open to all lecture attendees from 4:30 - 5:00 pm.

 




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Salomon Center for Teaching
Room 001
79 Waterman Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02912

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)


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Brown University School of Engineering

Brown University's School of Engineering educates future leaders in the fundamentals of engineering in an environment of world-class research. We stress an interdisciplinary approach and a broad understanding of underlying global issues. Collaborations across the campus and beyond strengthen our development of technological advances that address challenges of vital importance to us all.

 
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