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The Science Center fosters a lively, diverse intellectual community of students and faculty scientists.  Also, it endeavors to promote interest in science through local community engagements.  

Through the Science Center, our faculty can learn about how to report the broad impacts of their research work through the Broader Impacts Committee's annual workshops. And they can host informative sessions on research opportunities for students, or share ideas about teaching practices. Our students have a place to connect to study and engage in outreach activities and pre-professional development learning.  

The Center is home to Brown’s flagship academic peer-mentoring programs, the New Scientist (NS) and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE).  As well, the Center supports the Brown-RISD programming for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).