TRI-Lab: Teaching, Research, and Impact

The TRI-Lab Program is an initiative that brings together students, faculty, and community practitioners to engage with complex social issues and collaboratively develop, refine, and test solutions to these issues. Topics are selected based on faculty research priorities, student interest, and community need. Lab participants work together to inquire and learn, conduct research, and create positive social impact in Providence and Rhode Island.

The heart of each Lab is a seminar in which participants explore the framework and context of an issue and harness their multiple perspectives towards creative solutions. 
Read stories by TRI-Lab participants on Swearer Sparks, an online platform for stories about social change at Brown University.

Current TRI-Labs

  • Launching this spring 2016, the new Designing Education for Better Prisoner and Community Health TRI-Lab will examine the question: "What opportunities are there to provide a better education for incarcerated individuals, especially around health issues?" This TRI-Lab will work to design better resources for health education both within the criminal justice system and in community settings that support former prisoners in the community. Read more in the Brown Daily Herald.

Past TRI-Labs

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