Workshops and events hosted by CEE. 

Bytes and Bites (Starting March 8th, 2022)

Weekly Conversations on Computation, Technology, and Engineering Education

When: Tuesdays, 4pm 

Where: SEC 1.107 

This semester, we have invited guests to engage the SEAS community on topics ranging from open-source engineering software to embedded machine learning; from exciting discussions about XR in engineering education to computing resources available on FAS OnDemand; and more. And not to mention the bites to go along with these engaging conversations! See the tentative schedule below.

Meet and Mingle – March 8th, 4pm, SEC 1.107

Join the CEE team and mingle with a broader SEAS community interested in computation, technology, and engineering. Talk to us about your computational interests, needs, ideas. Hear about the expertise and resources available in the CEE team and the broader community. We will of course have some bites to go with the conversations!

Open-Source Engineering Software – March 22nd, 4pm, SEC 1.107

Learn about various alternatives to commercial engineering software tools for Solidworks (CAD), COMSOL (FEA and multiphysics simulations), and more. Discuss your computational needs and chat about how open source tools might be able to fill them.

Computing on FAS OnDemand – March 29th, 4pm, SEC 1.107

Explore various computing resources available to students through FAS OnDemand. Look at demos on how to setup your computing environment, download and import libraries, and more. 

Quantum Computing – April 5th, 4pm, SEC 1.107

What is Quantum Computing and why should you care about it? What's the state-of-the-art and what might emerge in the next few years? We will try to discuss these questions and more. If you have heard about quantum computing and always wondered if you could learn more, this is for you.

NLP, Social Media, and Financial Investing? – April 12th, 4pm, SEC 1.107

Natural language processing, social media, financial investments – what's the connection? We will hear about some exciting machine learning work going on at the intersection of the above at Fidelity. 

Meet and Mingle – April 19th, 4pm, SEC 1.107

Join the CEE team for the final Bytes and Bites event of this semester. Hear about our plans for the next semester, share your ideas, meet folks with similar interests, and give us feedback.


COMSOL Workshop (Starting Feb 17th, 2022)

A series of workshops dedicated to learning various modules in the COMSOL Multiphysics FEM software 

This pilot series of workshops will primarily focus on various tools within the Mathematics Module in COMSOL. Please fill out this google form if you are interested in any (or all) of these. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact

Workshop 1: Equation-based modeling in COMSOL

Learn how to use the PDE interface, setup a study for solving PDEs, and visualizing the solutions.

When: Feb 17th, 3:45pm–5pm

Where: SEC 1.107

Workshop 2: Parameter optimization and sensitivity analysis studies in COMSOL

Learn how to setup basic parameter optimization and sensitivity analyses for different models within the Optimization interface and how to interpret the results.

When: Feb 24th, 3:45pm–5pm

Where: SEC 1.107

Workshop 3: Design optimization studies in COMSOL

Learn how to setup shape and topology optimization studies within the Optimization interface and use these to optimize geometries and physical designs.

When: Mar 3rd, 3:45pm–5pm

Where: SEC 1.107