Science & Research

Research spotlight: Fields ’17: Philosophy through theater

October 22, 2014 0 comments

Noah Fields ’17 is out to test a hypothesis: “I think that children can learn philosophy,” he said.

‘Giant kangaroos’ may have walked

‘Giant kangaroos’ may have walked

October 22, 2014 0 comments

A prehistoric family of kangaroos may have once walked on two feet, according to a new study by Professor of Biology Christine Janis.

Sarah Tobin, incoming associate director of the Middle East Studies program, traveled to Jordan to study the over 100,000 Syrian refugees living in the refugee camp Zaatari.  After fleeing war in their homeland, many refugees face frustrating conditions in disorganized camps.

Incoming prof. explores refugee camp dynamics

October 22, 2014 0 comments

Accommodations, security and policing stood out as major concerns in refugee camps in Jordan, according to a recent research article by Sarah Tobin.

Science network expands to nonprofit

October 20, 2014 0 comments

After receiving funding from the National Science Foundation, the Earth Science Women’s Network launched as an official nonprofit organization this month.

Students talked success in STEM careers and took part in an elevator pitch contest at Saturday’s area National Society for Black Engineers conference.

At conference, black engineers discuss success strategies

October 20, 2014 0 comments

The New England Fall Zone Conference of the National Society for Black Engineers brought together college and high school students from New England.

Summer projects wade through water pollution, teaching

October 15, 2014 0 comments

Recycled rainwater and gender divides in education took center stage Sept. 26 and Oct. 10 at the Brown-India Initiative’s Student Presentations Panel.

Research spotlight: Stein: brains, brews and big lecture halls

October 15, 2014 0 comments

John Stein PhD’95 P’13, senior lecturer in neuroscience, said it was during graduate school that he first realized he “got a kick out of teaching.”

BIBS fundraising propels faculty hiring forward

October 15, 2014 4 comments

The Brown Institute for Brain Sciences has surpassed the halfway mark of its $50 million fundraising goal outlined in 2012.

Researchers found that plants growing in more genetically diverse areas are more likely to be invasive.

Researchers revisit Darwin’s untested theories on invasive species

October 15, 2014 0 comments

Plants from more genetically diverse regions are more likely to become invasive species in new environments.

Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 8, 2014

October 8, 2014 0 comments

A team of Brown researchers, led by Hetal Marble GS, recently developed a new system for sorting fat tissue based on cells’ ability to become bone.