STEM Programs

The Science Center's programs offer resources and opportunitites to assist undergraduate students in acclimating to life as a Brown STEM student as well as initiatives in science communciation and science outreach. 

The New Scientist Program (NSP) is a STEM-mentoring program that provides academic support, mentoring and professional development for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With a membership of 100 students of color, the NSP Peer-Advising and Leadership (NSP-PAL), is the premiere mentoring program for URM undergraduates in the sciences. NSP offers scholars, who share academic interests and racial/cultural/social perspectives, activities and opportunities to develop their intellectual, interpersonal, and pre-professional skills. For more information about the program visit NSP.

 Women in Science and Engineering Program (WiSE) was established to support women at the undergraduate level who choose to study in the sciences.  The program goal is to inform and enable students to face and overcome challenges women commonly encounter in science environments, both academia and the workplace. With a membership of more than 700 students and faculty from all fields of science at Brown, WiSE provides a support network that includes outreach to first-year students, mentoring, faculty lunch-lectures and social events. For more information about the program visit WiSE.

Science Technology Enineering Art and Mathematics (STEAM) is a student-led effort to ignite communications between disparate fields in academia, business, and thought. Our focus is broad but our starting point is uniting the Arts with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Brown STEAM is sponsored by the Science Center, and finds a home in the Center for workshops, meetings, and events. Learn more about Brown STEAM or sign up for the Brown + RISD STEAM newsletter. 

Society of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
The Brown University SACNAS chapter was established in 2012 with a mission to foster success in science for all people at all levels of their career. SACNAS actively engages in helping college students strive for advanced degrees in science and become future scientific leaders.

Science Cartoons (SciToons)
The Science Cartoons (SciToons) initiative was developed to engage STEM and non-STEM students and faculty in the creation of science animation. The SciToons model utilizes storytelling, animation, high-quality multimedia and art to conceptualize and communicate science. SciToons Youtube

Brown Science Prep (BSP)
BSP's mission is to share the excitement of science with Providence high schoolers through lessons geared toward real world phenomena, applicable learning, hands-on demonstrations, and experimentation. Brown undergraduates teach and mentor students over the course of the semester, encouraging the formation of strong bonds and sharing of educational opportunites.

Learning Exchange
Each semester, Learning Exchange recruits student volunteers from Brown & RISD to run session of computer programming with Providence High School Students. LE courses use computers to show middle schoolers how they can apply mathematics in fun and creative ways through game crafting and animations.