Welcome to Brown Science Prep!

How can science be used to help people thrive? What are the different ways in which science has been done throughout history and in which science is done today? How can we explore and think about our world/universe in non-exploitative ways? 

Brown Science Prep (BSP) brings high schoolers from all around Providence together to explore questions like these. Our program is completely free, provides free breakfast, and is open to all high schoolers.  No particular background in science is required. Read more about us below, and check out this page if you're a high schooler interested in joining BSP!

What we do

On most Saturdays of the school year, high school students from all over Providence gather at Brown to learn and create science with our team of mentors. At each session, we lead students through lessons that we try to make super hands-on, super informal, and super different from what is traditionally covered in high school! Some examples of our past lessons include the physics of music and the search for extraterrestrial life. During BSP, we also meet in small groups to talk about what college is like and how to prepare for the application process. At the end of the semester, we bring in scientists working at Brown and in the Providence community to talk about their journeys in science.

Our general schedule

10:30am-11:00am - Students arrive at Brown and eat free breakfast while hanging out with our mentors. 

11:00am-1:00pm - Lesson of the week! Students learn and create science and have fun!

Please click here to view examples of past lessons.