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Kaufman Wins American Indian Science and Engineering Society Fellowship

Doctoral student Sierra Kaufman was selected as part of the fourth cohort of students in the Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Kaufman is a member of the Shinnecock Nation, a small tribe on Long Island. At Brown she studies in the Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences program and is also a Presidential Fellow.

"This fellowship is important to me because it offers support and mentoring sensitive to the issues relevant to Native Americans. My short term goal is to become a capable and competitive applicant for future academic positions and in the long term, to be able to give back by mentoring young members of a diverse STEM community," says Kaufman.

Convocation 2017

Graduate students walk through the Van Wickle Gates, a rite of Convocation. On the Main Green, President Christina Paxson proclaimed the opening of the academic year and welcomed all students to campus. Daniel Jordan Smith,  Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Director, Africa Initiative, Watson Institute, and the Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence, offered the keynote address, "So You Want to Change the World?

Orientation 2017

Orientation featured a welcome from President Christina Paxson & Provost Richard Locke today, along with sessions on Thriving at Brown and Title IX, as well as a resource fair and historical campus walking tours. The Graduate School's incoming class of 866 includes 330 pursuing doctoral degrees, 516 entering master's programs, and 20 non-degree students.

Why Student Research Matters -- a Call for Nominations

The Graduate School is hosting its third Research Matters! event, featuring live talks by outstanding graduate students and post-docs on “why my research matters” in early November. Students, faculty and other community members are invited to make nominations by September 11, 2017. Students may nominate themselves. Those nominated will be invited to submit a synopsis of their research ideas and a short video of themselves presenting their scholarship due by September 19, 2017. Watch the video. | Learn more

Taylor-Singleton Named Simmons Scholar

Jalisia Taylor-Singleton, a new graduate student in Brown’s master's program in Urban Education Policy, was named the 2017 winner of the Ruth J. Simmons Urban Education Policy Scholarship, a full-tuition award.

The Board of Overseers of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University established the permanent annual scholarship in 2012 for a UEP student who most epitomizes the former Brown University president’s commitment to education equity and social justice.

Student Research: Computer Models Provide New Understanding of Sickle Cell Disease

Computer models developed by Brown University mathematicians, including Lu Lu, an Applied Mathematics doctoral student, show new details of what happens inside a red blood cell affected by sickle cell disease. The researchers said they hope their models, described in an article in the Biophysical Journal, will help in assessing drug strategies to combat the genetic blood disorder, which affects millions of people worldwide.

Fulbright U.S Student Program Opportunities

The 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is open. To learn more about applying, please visit the Getting Started page. Brown's internal deadline for applications is September 12, 2017; learn more about the process here. This federal program enables students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Graduate Education: Brown to Participate in National Study of Doctoral Career Paths

Brown University is one of 29 institutions — and the only one in New England — selected to participate in a nationwide effort to study doctoral student aspirations and alumni careers in humanities and STEM fields, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) announced. During the multi-year  project, universities will collect data from current Ph.D. students and alumni using CGS-developed surveys. The resulting information will allow universities to analyze Ph.D. career preferences and outcomes in order to strengthen career services, professional development opportunities and mentoring in doctoral programs. Brown will receive $80,000 in grant money to fund its participation.

Summer Scholars and Hazeltine Fellowship Winners Announced

From left to right: Liz Brennan, Felipe Brugués, Ann Daly, Kathrinne Duffy, and Prabhdeep KehalFrom left to right: Liz Brennan, Felipe Brugués, Ann Daly, Kathrinne Duffy, and Prabhdeep KehalThe Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship has announced the winners of their Summer Scholarship and Hazeltine Fellowship for Graduate Research. Congratulations to the recipients: Liz Brennan, Felipe Brugués, Ann Daly, Kathrinne Duffy, and Prabhdeep Kehal. The Summer Scholars Program provides students with a living stipend to help them focus on addressing graduate student research questions in the realms of entrepreneurship education, diversity, and inequality, in ways that are academically rigorous. The Hazeltine Fellowship (administered through BEO) is awarded annually to support Brown Ph.D. and master students' research costs around promising areas of entrepreneurship. Read more about the winners.