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.
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.
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 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.
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.