Spotlight

Learn more about how Brown students, faculty and programs are equalizing and improving educational opportunities for the benefit of children and youth.


  • | The Valley Breeze

    Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation to a Brown University professor, a high-flying new robotics curriculum is coming to high schools across Rhode Island.

    The curriculum teaches students the basics of robotics in the process of building and programming their own autonomous aerial drones. It was originally developed as a college class by Stefanie Tellex, a computer science professor at Brown. The NSF grant enabled Tellex to adapt the curriculum for high schoolers and provide schools at no cost with the drone parts needed to teach it. This past summer, Tellex trained teachers at Mount Saint Charles to teach the course that will be offered this fall at the school.

  • | Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
    Confronting History: A Conversation Between Brown University’s Choices Program and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice about the new curriculum - Racial Slavery and the Making of the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies.
  • | National Biomechanics Day

    Come celebrate National Biomechanics Day with engineers from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital!!

    To introduce high school students to the field of biomechanics and biomedical engineering. To engage them in hands-on ac�vi�es with state-of-the art biomechanics research technology and provide an opportunity to interface with Engineering professionals and graduate students.

  • | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-day-tickets-96160666141?aff=ebdssbdestse…
    The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and the Community Design Teams, a diverse group of 45 parents, students, teachers, advocates, and community leaders, will host a Community Day on Saturday, March 7, to advance efforts to improve Providence schools. Community Day will be an opportunity for members of the public to come together and give feedback on school improvement strategies that the three design teams have been developing over 11 weeks.  
  • | Community Corps

    Audience will learn best practices for academic tutoring and mentoring from current and former teachers. The audience will learn ways to appropriately deliver high quality tutoring and mentoring to students in the Providence community. This workshop intends to provide undergraduates with the skills to effectively serve in educational setting. Students will practice lesson planning and learn new skills in facilitation skills.

    This is a great workshop for members of BEAM, SCP, ESOL, STEMS, SEADD, PAL, OLEEP, Inspiring Minds, and other students involved in education based service groups!

  • | Brain Week RI

    Available in February and March to Grades K – 12 in Single, Multiple Classrooms, or Assembly format.

    Your students can ask any burning questions about the most important organ in the body. Engage in lively discussions about decision-making, memory, sleep, the senses, injury, and disease. Test their knowledge in brainly mythbusters while enjoying the most interactive anatomy lesson they’ll ever have!

  • | Brown EP
    YEP! is an eight-week long after-school innovation accelerator hosted by Brown University students, faculty, and visiting experts. This is a completely free series of classes, workshops, and hands-on activities that will provide Providence high school students, with the tools they need to be an entrepreneur.
  • | Annenberg Institute
  • | Annenberg Institute
    Stepping DEEP into Science
  • | Grant.gov
    NDEP (pre-K-graduate STEM education and outreach) is seeking a broad range of programs to support the DoD STEM mission to, “attract, inspire, and develop exceptional STEM talent across the education continuum to enrich the current and future DoD workforce to meet defense technological challenges.” The goal of any proposed effort must provide solutions that will establish and maintain a STEM talent pool with an aptitude for innovation, diversity of thought, and the technical agility to sustain the Department’s competitive edge. DoD seeks to complement its portfolio of programs while maintaining and/or increasing its focus on underserved populations to include military connected children.