Our Program

New Scientist Collective

The mission of the New Scientist program is to build a community of scholars, from historically underrepresented groups, who study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, that ensures a diverse pipeline of STEM graduates from Brown University persists. This community is known as the New Scientist Collective. 

The New Scientist Collective (NSC) is a program that provides peer mentoring, academic support, and professional development for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This community of scholars share academic interests and racial/cultural/social perspectives and engage in activities to develop their intellectual, interpersonal, and pre-professional skills.

The New Scientist Peer-Advising and Leadership (NS-PAL), is the premiere mentoring program for URM STEM undergraduates in the sciences at Brown University. Each year up to 75 newly admitted students seek mentorship through NS-PAL. 

The New Scientist-Catalyst (NS-Catalyst) summer program is a uniquely blended academic and orientation program for newly admitted students of all backgrounds who are committed to increasing the representation of historically underserved groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program begins with an introductory 3-week online academic course that focuses on developing science concepts, problem solving, and learning skills. Through group activities and discussions online, you will be introduced to other incoming students in your cohort. The whole experience is meant to empower students in their pursuit of science and set them on the path to be future dynamic members of the New Scientist Collective, an academic year program focused on building community.

 Contact [email protected] for more information about NSC.