Mentoring Programs

Mentoring programs at Brown assist undergraduate students with the transition to life as college science student.  Science Center mentoring programs showcase the resources and opportunities available to Brown undergraduates.

Programs sponsored by the Science Center include the New Scientist Program and Women in Science and Engineering.

New Scientist Program (NSP)

The New Scientist Program (NSP) supports students who are under represented in the sciences who are pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concentrations.  NSP hosts events at which professors speak about their research and their experiences as faculty of color in the sciences; helps students access tutoring and information about research opportunities; and provides partial funding that allows students  to attend science-related conferences. 

Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE)

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) was established to encourage women to study the sciences.  The program helps students learn about professional opportunities in the sciences and provides them with tools to help them overcome challenges women frequently encounter in academia and the workforce.  WiSE has a membership of more than 700 students and faculty from all fields of science at Brown.  WiSE members provide a support network of resources and information, including outreach to first-year students, mentoring programs, affinity groups, lecture and events series, an outreach program, and a women of color group.