The New Scientist Program is changing the scientist stereotype. Guided by a strong belief that there is value in diversity, NSP strives toward a diverse national scientific community that is indistinguishable from the general population in terms of gender, race, disability, socio-economic status, or family education level.

NSP strongly believes in the difference individual care and attention can make in our students' lives. Mentoring at NSP focuses on connecting students to someone who will support them in their growth as an individual and an academic. While a mentee interacts with an individual mentor, mentors work in small groups to support one another, keep one another informed, and troubleshoot problems as a unit.

Mentoring in NSP is managed through the Peer Advising and Leadership (PAL) initiative which connects students to older students who are currently at the university. PAL challenges students to investigate who they are, what they want, and what path through Brown will best serve their needs.