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.
- Designing Education for Better Prisoner and Community Health Lab
- Climate Change and Environmental Justice Lab
- Healthy Food Access Lab
- Healthy Early Childhood Development Lab
In the News
- Helping Students Pursue Research with a Purpose. January 13, 2016.
- Fourth TRI-Lab sets sights on improving prisoner health, Brown Daily Herald, November 13, 2015.
- How Engaged Learning Can Invigorate Higher Education. By Alan Harlam. March 19, 2015.
- A video of the TRI-Lab Launch featuring remarks by Brown University President Christina Paxson. April 3, 2013.