Welcome to Brown Science Prep!

How does the brain work? Is there life beyond earth? How can light be both a particle and a wave?  And what’s inside a fetal pig? 

Brown Science Prep (BSP) brings high schoolers from all around Rhode Island together to explore exciting 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!

What we do

BSP takes place almost every Saturday of the school year. At each session, our mentors, who are Brown undergraduates, lead lessons that incorporate experiments and demos and are super informal. We focus on topics that aren't traditionally covered in high school classes, like 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 Brown scientists to talk to students about their research, career paths, and passion for science.

Our general schedule

10:30am-11:00am - Students arrive at Brown and eat free breakfast while talking to our mentors. 

11:00am-1:00pm - Lesson of the week! Students do experiments, participate in demos, and have fun!

Please click here to view examples of past lessons.