Save the Date! Virtual Day at Brown

Save the Date! Virtual Day at Brown
Date
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 08:00am–05:00pm

Join for a Virtual Day at Brown on March 24, 2021 where Rhode Island middle and high school students can spend a (virtual) day experiencing life as a Brown University student.

Time (EST) Sessions Links
8:30am - 9:00am Welcome from President Christina H. Paxson
Brown University President Christina H. Paxson will welcome students and engage in a Q&A about the Brown experience.

 

President Paxson Welcome
 
9:00am - 9:30am What is "Escape the Haffenreffer!"? with Leah Burgin
The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is Brown University’s teaching and research museum that houses a large collection of ethnographic objects, archaeological artifacts, and art. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our public gallery is closed and programs are limited to virtual offerings. Check out how we use the virtual space to keep up engagement with our collections!
Escape the Haffenreffer
 
9:00am - 9:45am Eat Your Way Through College...Safely & Healthily!
Learn how to safely navigate the dining halls if you suffer from food allergies, celiac disease, or other special dietary needs. While here, you'll also discover all about Brown's sustainability programming like the food recovery network, sustainable sourcing practices, and the Brown Farmers Market.
Eat Your Way Through College
What Lies Beneath: Brown's Archaeologists Uncover the History of Providence and Beyond
Archaeologists based at Brown University's Joukowsky Institute will reveal what they have found in our ongoing excavations in Providence, RI - where we have discovered the foundation of a house from the 19th century. Digging around the house's walls and foundation, the team has found bones, cooking tools, nails, bricks, and a huge range of other materials. Brown's archaeologists will also talk about other places they have explored all around the world, and will answer all your questions about the coolest things they've ever found, how they became archaeologists, and anything else you may be wondering about archaeology.

Get ready to become an archeologist by checking out these videos first.

What Lies Beneath: Brown's Archaeologists Uncover the History of Providence and Beyond
Women in the Workforce: Setting Goals, Building Resumes, and Empowering Female Leadership
Want help building a resume? Join Girl Up Club at Brown to draft a resume, reflect on your goals, and learn valuable leadership skills.
Join Girl Up Club
 
10:00am - 3:00pm Escape the Haffenreffer!
Don’t miss "Escape the Haffenreffer". The virtual escape room game, created by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is free and open to everyone. This game was launched in celebration of Anthropology Day. Play the online game yourself or team up with friends (safely) to crack codes, solve puzzles, and Escape the Haffenreffer! The game is designed to take between 45 minutes and one hour.
Escape the Haffenreffer

Game link
 
10:00am - 10:30am Glowing Brains: how bioluminescence can illuminate paths of discovery in the brain
During this virtual experience, students will learn about “cold light,” the captivating world of bioluminescence, and what researchers at the NSF NeuroNex Bioluminescence Hub do. Participants will have the opportunity to observe bioluminescence in a living organism and a chemiluminescence demonstration.
Glowing Brains: how bioluminescence can illuminate paths of discovery in the brain
 
10:00am - 10:45am A Day in the Life of a Brown Student-Athlete
Join a small group of men's and women's student-athletes from various sports and their coaches to learn more about the college student-athlete experience.
A Day in the Life of a Brown Student-Athlete
Quick Sketch: Drawing the Human Face From Any Angle
No prior experience required! Join Visual Art Professor Paul Myoda for a demonstration to learn a method for quickly and accurately sketching the human face from any angle (the Loomis Method). You'll have an opportunity to draw along using either a pencil or pen on any size paper.

Quick Sketch: Drawing the Human Face From Any Angle
How Yesterday's History Matters to Us Today: Community Engagement at the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice
Come learn about the work of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and how this history impacts us all today. Participate for a chance to win a limited CSSJ sweatshirt!
How Yesterday's History Matters to Us Today
Unpacking the archive: learning to examine historical artifacts
How does one research historical artifacts such as letters, recipes, photos, or zines? What does an object's survival say about the time and place in which it was created, and whose stories might be missing from the material that gets saved? Spend an hour in an archive and learn how historians, activists, artists, and other researchers use artifacts to explore these questions.
Unpacking the archive
 
11:00am - 11:30pm What does one do with Egyptology and Assyriology?
Join this academic department for overview of the fields of Egyptology & Assyriology and how students approach the work.

What does one do with Egyptology and Assyriology?
Mathematical Applications in Brain Science, AKA: Computer Mind-Control
Join this lecture to learn about Professor Matthew Harrison’s journey from a small rural high school to a career trajectory as faculty at Brown. Learn about Harrison's collaborative research on brain-computer interface technologies that allow people with paralysis to control computers with their thoughts.
Mathematical Applications in Brain Science
 
11:00am - 11:45am How Yesterday's History Matters to Us Today: Community Engagement at the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice
Come learn about the work of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and how this history impacts us all today. Participate for a chance to win a limited CSSJ sweatshirt!
How Yesterday's History Matters to Us Today
Unpacking the archive: learning to examine historical artifacts
How does one research historical artifacts such as letters, recipes, photos, or zines? What does an object's survival say about the time and place in which it was created, and whose stories might be missing from the material that gets saved? Spend an hour in an archive and learn how historians, activists, artists, and other researchers use artifacts to explore these questions.
Unpacking the archive
 
12:00pm - 12:30pm Glowing Brains: how bioluminescence can illuminate paths of discovery in the brain
During this virtual experience, students will learn about “cold light,” the captivating world of bioluminescence, and what researchers at the NSF NeuroNex Bioluminescence Hub do. Participants will have the opportunity to observe bioluminescence in a living organism and a chemiluminescence demonstration.
Glowing Brains: how bioluminescence can illuminate paths of discovery in the brain
 
12:00pm - 12:45pm A Day in the Life of a Brown Student-Athlete
Join a small group of men's and women's student-athletes from various sports and their coaches to learn more about the college student-athlete experience.

A Day in the Life of a Brown Student-Athlete
Quick Sketch: Drawing the Human Face From Any Angle
No prior experience required! Join Visual Art Professor Paul Myoda for a demonstration to learn a method for quickly and accurately sketching the human face from any angle (the Loomis Method). You'll have an opportunity to draw along using either a pencil or pen on any size paper.
Quick Sketch: Drawing the Human Face From Any Angle
How Yesterday's History Matters to Us Today: Community Engagement at the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice
Come learn about the work of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and how this history impacts us all today. Participate for a chance to win a limited CSSJ sweatshirt!
How Yesterday's History Matters to Us Today
 
1:00pm - 1:30pm Mathematical Applications in Brain Science, AKA: Computer Mind-Control
Join this lecture to learn about Professor Matthew Harrison’s journey from a small rural high school to a career trajectory as faculty at Brown. Learn about Harrison's collaborative research on brain-computer interface technologies that allow people with paralysis to control computers with their thoughts.
Mathematical Applications in Brain Science
 
1:00pm - 1:45pm What Lies Beneath: Brown's Archaeologists Uncover the History of Providence and Beyond
Archaeologists based at Brown University's Joukowsky Institute will reveal what they have found in our ongoing excavations in Providence, RI -- where we have discovered the foundation of a house from the 19th century. Digging around the house's walls and foundation, the team has found bones, cooking tools, nails, bricks, and a huge range of other materials. Brown's archaeologists will also talk about other places they have explored all around the world, and will answer all your questions about the coolest things they've ever found, how they became archaeologists, and anything else you may be wondering about archaeology.

Get ready to become an archeologist by checking out these videos first.

What Lies Beneath: Brown's Archaeologists Uncover the History of Providence and Beyond
Unpacking the archive: learning to examine historical artifacts
How does one research historical artifacts such as letters, recipes, photos, or zines? What does an object's survival say about the time and place in which it was created, and whose stories might be missing from the material that gets saved? Spend an hour in an archive and learn how historians, activists, artists, and other researchers use artifacts to explore these questions.
Unpacking the archive
Learning with PVD!
Students will learn directly from current undergraduates why they chose Brown, along with the tutoring and teaching related programs they’re engaged in. After hearing personal accounts, students will engage in a friendly competition of Kahoot to strut their knowledge on Providence and High School Learning. Finally, the program will end with a Q&A to offer space for questions about STEMS, SAT Prep, and FLIP.
Learning with PVD!
College Fit
Crafting your college list and selecting a school that is the "right fit" can be a daunting task! Join the Brown Pre-College Campus Life team for a webinar aimed at providing students the framework to better identify schools that align with their needs and interests. This workshop will include a presentation and an opportunity for students to engage in breakout room discussions.
College Fit
 
2:00pm - 2:25pm Advanced Spanish through Literature & Film
We will watch the short video performance "Welcome to the Third World" by Chicano artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña and discuss it in class-en Español.
Advanced Spanish through Literature
 
2:00pm - 2:45pm Learning with PVD!
Students will learn directly from current undergraduates why they chose Brown, along with the tutoring and teaching related programs they’re engaged in. After hearing personal accounts, students will engage in a friendly competition of Kahoot to strut their knowledge on Providence and High School Learning. Finally, the program will end with a Q&A to offer space for questions about STEMS, SAT Prep, and FLIP.
Learning with PVD!