Gelonia L. Dent, Ph.D., director provides strategic leadership to inform and promote science-related efforts in research, science communication, equity and inclusion, undergraduate science education and outreach. Dr. Dent earned degrees from Brown (Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and M.Sc. in Engineering), Clark Atlanta University (M.S) and the University of Georgia (B.S). Dr. Dent is a member of the Division of Applied Mathematics. Her research interest is in applications of fluid dynamics and computational science. Lately, she is exploring mathematical modeling techniques to analyze underrepresentation in the sciences.

 Contact: [email protected]SC 328: (401) 863-1629

Nicole Williams, program coordinator.  She provides support to the Director of the Science Center and manages the student staff and coordinators. She also develops and implements programmatic activities that are geared toward the goals of the Science Center. Nicole has an M.S. in Marine Science from Hawai’i Pacific University and a B.A. in Biology from Wittenberg University. While at Hawaii Pacific University she focused on evaluating the status of parrotfish species in marine protected areas and unprotected areas on O’ahu. Working with the Morgan State University Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Lab she helped to develop a new and innovative STEM program for underrepresented Baltimore middle school students. Nicole uses her education and work experience to effectively interact with students and develop programs to motivate the next generation of STEM students.

Contact: [email protected]: SC 324: (401) 863-6806

 Geeta Chougule, Program Coordinator for the Brown chapter of Sigma Xi Honor Society and its affiliates, Bryant University and Tougaloo College. She also provides administrative support to the HHMI and AAU grants. Geeta finds working with bright undergraduate science students exciting and uplifting. Geeta received her B.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.    

Contact: [email protected]Box I, SC 327: (401)-863-6826