A curriculum that helps kids learn algebra as they program their own video games with deep ties to mathematics, physics and data science. During the 10-week classroom module, each student programs their own working game using key algebra concepts including variables, functions, and the Pythagorean theorem.
Quarknet is an initiative to involve high-school teachers and their students in state-of-the-art research that seeks to resolve some of the mysteries about the structure of matter and the fundamental forces of nature. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and the U. S. Department of Energy.
Neuroscience outreach program for Rhode Island high school students. Brown students teach weekly classes from October through February based on a curriculum by the Society for Neuroscience. Classes prepare students for the Brown Brain Bee, a trivia competition held in February. Winner gets a $200 cash prize and advances to the National Brain Bee and potentially the International Brain Bee. The hope is that exposing students to neuroscience early inspires a lifelong interest in science and helps students choose colleges to suit their interests. We also hold special events, such as lab tours, throughout the year to connect students to brain science resources at Brown.
Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring (BEAM) provides after-school enrichment programming at William D'Abate Elementary School in inner-city Providence. Nearly 100 volunteers create and implement unique lesson plans each week to teach a variety of subjects to K-5 students.
Each summer Brown Pre-College provides need-based scholarships to academically talented students in high school to study at Brown University, an Ivy known for its embrace of independent thinkers. Be part of an increasingly diverse and inclusive community where students are valued and respected. Come to Brown to get a feel for what college life is like – the responsibility, the freedom, and the new friendships. Leave enriched by an unforgettable educational experience, prepared for your next steps.
BRYTE works one-on-one with refugee youth grades K-12 in the home. We support the self-empowerment of refugee youth through providing academic tutoring and mentoring, as well as fostering community among students who share experiences of settlement in the United States.
Brown Summer High School (BSHS) is a professional development (PD) program for graduate student training and teacher preparation that also provides summer enrichment for Providence Public School students and students in the Greater Providence area. Local teachers serve as mentors and participate in the methods classes for their own continuing education and PD.
More than 500 Brown University students participate in Community Corps, leading after-school enrichment programs, connecting health resources to patients, working with adult learners, providing one-on-one tutoring, assisting classroom teachers, supporting and advocating for people who are homeless, and and engaging in other ways. Strong, long-term relationships between the Swearer Center, Brown University students, and community partner organizations are an essential component of this program.
Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences’ Science-Teaching and Education Program (DEEP STEP) is an outreach program that works in partnership with Providence Public Schools’ Department (PPSD) to develop and bring Earth Science lessons into local elementary classrooms. We develop quarter-long, multi-lesson Earth Science Modules for grades 2-5 that are aligned with grade-specific Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and are centered on inquiry-driven science learning. Our volunteers co-teach the Modules with participating teachers in three Providence public schools (Vartan Gregorian, Pleasant View and Martin Luther King).
A high-school curriculum made possible through NSF grant funding that teaches students the basics of robotics in the process of building and programming their own autonomous aerial drones. DuckiSky partners with Duckietown, an existing robotics education initiative that uses simple, ground-based robots. Students learn how to assemble the drone and how to program it with algorithms. Read about a current school partnership at https://www.valleybreeze.com/2020-09-02/woonsocket-north-smithfield/mount-establishes-drone-based-robotics-class-partnership#.X1JGZNNKhQJ
This course is a practical introduction to Earth Sciences curriculum design and teaching with a strong “learning by teaching” component. Students will learn about the principles and best practices of science education and communication and will teach a theme-driven ten-lesson Earth Science module designed by DEEPS students in collaboration with participating teachers from two Providence elementary schools. After each lesson, students will receive feedback and will analyze and discuss their teaching process during class meetings. In the second part of the course, students will apply the experience they gained to design a new module outline.
Learning Exchange (LE) is an initiative started in 2011 to build excitement around learning math through technology. Because Providence students are falling behind in math, LE courses use computers to show middle schoolers how they can apply the subject in fun and creative ways. Students have the opportunity to become computer scientists and craft games and animations using the Scratch environment. With our Engineering/Design program, they have the opportunity to build, revise and perfect their own bridges and planes. Our program is based on one simple realization: that learning is most fun and exciting when it is made relevant to each student.
The Leduc Bioimaging Facility is open to all investigators, providing equipment and training dedicated to high-resolution imaging in the life sciences. It is visited by approximately 100 middle school and high school students yearly. For many students, this is their first visit to a university/first contact with scientific research. The facility includes a Transmission Electron Microscope, a Scanning Electron Microscope, three Fluorescence Microscopes, a Fluorescence Stereomicroscope, four Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopes, a Multiphoton Microscope, and software for image analysis. The facility also maintains equipment for sample preparation, including a critical point dryer, sputter coater, and microtomes for ultrathin sectioning.
The Math CoOp is a group of students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty who share a common passion for math outreach. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss mathematics and share ideas for presentations tailored to all grade levels. We encourage younger students to explore and enjoy math and related STEM disciplines, as well as hone their communication skills.
Ladd Observatory partners with the Providence Children's Museum on "Skygazers," a program we carry out once every three months at the museum as part of their "Free Friday" program to bring astronomy and observing to kids and their families. In conjunction with the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, we also offer monthly "Ask an astronomer” Q & A sessions about research and astronomy-related news that connect classrooms via video to the museum. Ladd Observatory is open to the public free of charge on clear Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
Pathways is a student mentorship program that links local high school students in Rhode Island with professional student mentors from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and our partner schools in an effort to enrich, inspire, and educate. Local students undertake curriculum and work on a science project with AMS medical students. Mentors are paired with high school students to provide individualized guidance about navigating the transition from high school to college and beyond. During monthly sessions, students hear case studies presented by local physicians, participate in hands-on medical simulations, experience the human anatomy lab, and create a research presentation of their own.
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning. Our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.
STEMS is a math and science tutoring program at Hope High School. Tutors assigned to a teacher's class either help students twice a week in the classroom or host after school drop-in tutoring once a week with a group of other tutors. STEMS aims to offer extra help to teachers, provide academic support and mentorship for students, and encourage greater self-efficacy for students in STEM fields.
Previously known as the Young Scholars Conference, the Womxn in STEM (WiSTEM) Symposium has four main goals: Create space where intersecting identities and scientific research coexist; Equip womxn with the tools needed to navigate educational and occupational environments; Impart skills and knowledge to promote professional development and boost participants’ preparation to enter the job market; Encourage networking that can facilitate community mentorship and sponsorship.