Engineering History 2000 - present

School is Established; Building and Growth Continues

2001 – The Center for Biomedical Engineering is established.

Giancarlo Entrance
The Giancarlo Instructional Facility

2001 – The Charles Giancarlo Instructional Facility opens between Prince Lab and Barus and Holley.

2001 – The first social entrepreneurship course at Brown: Entrepreneurship and Good Work: Engineering Dreams, which was co-sponsored by the Division of Engineering and the Sociology Department

2003 – Engineering Advisory Council established with alumni and professionals to advise the Division.

2003 – Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship (COE) concentration is founded and includes a technology track hosted in the Division of Engineering.

2005 – Josee Vedrine-Pauleus becomes the first Black woman to receive a PhD in engineering at Brown.

2005 – The Superfund Research Program establishes a research-oriented approach to resolving the complex scientific, engineering, and societal issues that arise when considering the reuse of hazardous waste sites.

2007 – The Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation is established.

2007 – The Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME) master’s degree program graduated its first class.

2010 – School of Engineering at Brown University is established from the previous Division of Engineering.

2011 – Lawrence Larson named inaugural dean of School of Engineering.

2013 – ScB concentration in Environmental Engineering is established.

Engineering Research Center Groundbreaking
School of Engineering and University leaders break ground on Engineering Research Center

2015 – University breaks ground on $88 million research building.

2017 – The School moves into the Engineering Research Center, an 80,000 square foot shared research facility.

2020 – A partnership between Brown and RISD, the new master of arts in design engineering (MADE) degree is approved.

2021 – The first cohort of MADE students arrive and begin study during the summer. A new master's degree program in data-enabled computational engineering and science is launched.   

2022 – Tejal A. Desai '94 named dean of the School of Engineering.