A quarter of Brown’s students are PhD and master’s candidates. The scale and culture of the University encourage close mentoring at all levels.
Megan Creighton, who is studying the impact of nanomaterials on human health and the environment, enjoys mentoring undergrads. She gives them space to figure it out for themselves while being approachable. “You get to be part of them becoming engineers.”
As part of her dissertation in Archaeology, Müge Durusu-Tanriöver focuses on the pottery traditions of the Hittite Empire. She used a Graduate School summer research grant to access the collections at the British Institute at Ankara.
New graduate students converse on the main green outside the Resource Fair, where 40 Brown offices, associations, and groups presented information about services and activities available to doctoral and master's students.
Nearly 700 students are enrolled in Brown's 27 master's programs. Pictured here: Jing Li (American Studies), Ijeoma Azodo, MD (Clinical and Translational Research) and Oliver Strand (Literary Arts).
Advice for New Students
Open your mind, and be active in your department, counsels JuliaTroche, an advanced candidate in the Egyptology program. “Make a name for yourself.”
Brown alum and Google Senior Vice President of Advertising and Commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy PhD ‘95, will kick off Computer Science's Leaders Lecture Series today at 4 in CIT 368. He reviews his career and the path that led him from Brown to Google and his return as an honored guest to deliver the lecture F1: A Distributed Database That Scales.
Human Resources is now accepting Child Care Subsidy applications for calendar year 2015. Eligible graduate students, postdoctoral research associates and postdoctoral research fellows should submit applications by October 17, 2014. Learn more about the program and apply.
Join the Graduate School on September 27 at 3 p.m. for Research Matters, a Graduate School symposium celebrating new ideas and discoveries. Eight graduate students and two alumni will give brief talks for a general audience on why their research matters. The event is part of the University's 250th Anniversary Fall Celebration. The speakers were chosen after September 4 talks by semifinalists. Learn more.
Biomedical engineering doctoral student Molly Boutin was recently published in the journal Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods for her novel comparison of chemical treatments that make tissues see-through and thus easier to see all the cells and connections throughout a culture. She worked alongside her adviser, Diane Hoffman-Kim, associate professor of medical science in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology to test the treatments.