Upcoming Modules

Brown is committed to the success of our graduate students. We look forward to developing each student to their full potential. A key component of the Initiative to Maximize Student Development are the Skill-Based Training Modules that occur throughout the academic year. These modules have been specifically designed to address gaps, and build skills that may not be readily addressed in the classroom or laboratory. These modules will be complimentary to students' discipline-specific training, helping to build confident, successful, and well-rounded graduates.

Applying for & Winning STEM Fellowships

Given the value of trained researchers to our nation and its economy, numerous US federal agencies and non-profit organizations have established graduate STEM fellowship programs that will fully-fund domestic students to pursue PhDs in STEM. These fellowship programs include the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), the Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (DoD NDSEG), and the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, among many others. However, many graduate students may be unfamiliar with these opportunities or how to pursue them.

Dates/Times via Zoom: 
September 21, 23, 28, and 30, 9:00am to 11:00am  

Introduction to Statistical Analysis of Data

This 3-part training module will help you gain familiarity with statistical concepts such as hypothesis testing, probability distributions, random variation, rates and proportions, and regression modeling. This course will use a combination of real-world examples and in silico data to illustrate the use and interpretation of various techniques of statistical inference. Although statistical software will be used, no prior experience is needed. The main objective of the module is to introduce students, in a conceptual and non-technical way, to the principles of statistical reasoning in medical and biological research.

Dates: November 5, 12 &19, 2020 , 3:00pm- 5:00pm