People

Nicole Williams, Science Center Program Coordinator.  Manages the student staff and coordinators. and provides support to the director of the Science Center. 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

David Targan, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College for Science holds office hours at the Science Center for consultation and advising about any issue related to the physical sciences at Brown Dean Targan earned degrees from University of Minnesota (Ph.D in Astrophysics.), University of California-Los Angeles (M.A.) and Brown (Sc.B.). While at UCLA and Minnesota, he conducted research on cataclysmic binary stars at Lick Observatory, Mt. Lemmon, and Palomar. Dean Targan is the Director of the Ladd Observatory, where he oversees public programming and special programs for area teachers and students to conduct original research in astronomy using Brown's supercomputer and telescopes. Dean Targan is a member of the Department of Physics and was the inaugural director of the Science Center.  

Contact: [email protected]: SC 327: (401) 863-2314 

 Oludurotimi Adetunji, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College Undergraduate Research and Inclusive Science leads the Research Impact and served as the inaugural chair of the Brown Engaged Scholarship and Broader Impacts Joint Committee. Dean Adetunji earned degrees from The Ohio State University (Ph.D. in Physics), and Fisk University (B.S.). His research interests are in the areas of STEM Education, Science Communication and the Scholarship of Broader Impacts (SoB). His research has resulted in the development of the Multimedia Learning Theoretical Framework (MLTF) that focuses on understanding the background of problem solvers (novices and experts) and approaches for engaging them in the metacognition process. In addition, based on the MLTF, he developed SciToon, a new model for communicating science to a broad audience. Dean Adetunji is a member of Brown's Department of Physics 

 Contact: [email protected]:  UH 211: (401) 863-2411