NS-PAL

New Scientist-Catalyst (NS-Catalyst) Summer Program

  • Incoming STEM students
  • Feed into New Scientist Collective

Peer Mentoring Program

The New Scientist Peer Academic and Leadership (NS-PAL) provides 1-on-1 mentoring to underrepresented minority (URM) students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concentrations. 

NS-PAL Membership

  • Coordinators are mentors who possess strong leadership and organizational skills. As leaders, they design and plan activities for the entire NSC community.
  • Mentors must demonstrate their availability to create and sustain an atmosphere that is welcoming and supportive of their peers. Mentors must stay in their role for at least 1 year. Continuance in the program is contingent upon their commitment to this program.
  • Mentees are 1st or 2nd-year students recruited through the NSC application. All mentees are expected to participate in program activities to aid them in excelling academically at Brown.

Learning Teams

Program Goal: To help New Scientist Collective (NSC) members and underrepresented minorities (URM) succeed in difficult STEM courses by fostering a spirit of collaboration and learning, guiding them in group discussions with a focus on encouraging students to learn from each other while doing the course homework assignments, exercises, and additional readings.