• Shared Space

    Shared Space

    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.

  • Serving the Community

    Serving the Community

    As scholars, it’s our responsibility to look beyond ourselves and to engage with the community, says Julia Troche. A student in Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, she is a Graduate Student Council representative and Sheridan Center liaison.

  • Professional Development

    Professional Development

    Graduate students enrich campus discourse. Heather Bennett and Eric James, officers of Brown's SACNAS chapter, organized Inspiring Women in STEM, a multidiciplinary panel discussion on career pathways, perseverance, mentoring and work-life balance.

  • Resilience


    Megan Creighton enjoys the variety of nanotechnology research, learning, and mentoring entailed in her doctoral studies. Your mindset is crucial, she says: “Have someone who can talk you down when you’re stressed. Then become that person for yourself.”

  • Summer Explorations

    Summer Explorations

    New master's students in the Education Department are on campus, beginning programs in urban education and in teaching.   

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News and Announcements

Researchers Discover Boron “Buckyball”

The discovery of buckyballs — soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon — helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, Lai-Sheng Wang’s research group, including Chemistry doctoral students Wei-Li Li and Zachary Piazza, and colleagues from China have shown that boron, carbon’s neighbor on the periodic table, can form a cage-like molecule similar to the buckyball. Until now, such a boron structure had only been a theoretical speculation. The researchers dubbed their newfound nanostructure “borospherene.”

Why Student Research Matters -- a Call for Nominations

The Graduate School is hosting a live storytelling event on “why my research matters.” The symposium is part of the 250th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 27. Students, faculty and other community members are invited to nominate graduate students by August 15, 2014. Students may invite themselves. Learn more. And save the date: students, faculty, alumni, and community members are invited to attend on September 27.

Graduate Student Orientation

Resource Fair:

Orientation for new graduate students will be held on August 29, 2014. The day begins on Simmons Quad with check-in and breakfast. Morning sessions include a welcome on the Main Green, briefings for master's and Ph.D. students, and a resource fair. Afternoon sessions will be with the Graduate Student Council, where you can ask your questions about life at Brown. More information.

Virtual Crowds Produce Real Behavior Insights

Cognitive scientists in the Virtual Environment Navigation lab – including doctoral students Kevin Rio and Greg Dachner -- are advancing a frontier of behavioral research and technology.