Topic: STEM

Schmidt ’21: Professors should stop scheduling exams at night

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Schmidt ’21: Professors should stop scheduling exams at night

October 10, 2019 0 comments

Nothing is worse than a night exam. Many classes, especially large lectures in STEM fields, schedule exams late in the evening. At their worst, these exams can span from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

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Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

March 8, 2019 1 comment

We don’t have all the answers when we first get to college. For most students who intend to concentrate in STEM fields, the difficulty level of academics increases exponentially from high school to college.

Left to Right: Amitai Shenhav works on obstacles in cognitively demanding tasks. Brenda Rubenstein works on molecular and quantum computing. Kathryn Mann works on making math more accessible to students. Lorin Crawford works on genetic interactions and machine learning.

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Four University professors receive Sloan Foundation fellowship

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Four of the University’s assistant professors have received the Sloan Foundation fellowship to further their research in STEM or related fields. Fellowship recipients, who must hold a PhD equivalent, each received $70,000 to be used on their research in a two year period. The fellowship is one of “the most […]

Meszaros GS: Breaking down the art, STEM divide

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Meszaros GS: Breaking down the art, STEM divide

February 25, 2019 0 comments

Universities function as conduits for insular communities — your cohort, the other people in your concentration, your housemates and others. The further you commit to one course of study and the deeper you dive into a particular field, the more insulated these communities can become.

Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

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Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

December 7, 2018 0 comments

If you are a STEM concentrator at Brown, research is key. The sooner an undergraduate gets into research, the better and more competitive their resume will be.

Since 2014, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics has hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM high school girls the opportunity to learn about math and computer science through a week-long day camp. This year, the program focused on probability, data science, cryptography, image processing and graph theory.

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GirlsGetMath engages local high school students

September 6, 2018 0 comments

During the second week of August, the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics hosted GirlsGetMath@ICERM, a week-long day camp for girls in the Providence area entering 10th or 11th grade.

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Faculty, students attend SACNAS national conference

October 30, 2017 0 comments

With a focus on demographic disparities in STEM fields, several University faculty members and students spent Oct. 19 to 21.

Panel discusses diversity in STEM fields

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Panel discusses diversity in STEM fields

February 17, 2017 0 comments

“How can you create black scientists if there’s no black scientific community?” asked William Massey during this week’s “Celebrating Excellence in Science.”

Liang ’19: STEM courseloads betray the open curriculum

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Liang ’19: STEM courseloads betray the open curriculum

September 27, 2016 6 comments

“Shakespeare is stupid.” This came out of the mouth of a good friend of mine, an applied math concentrator, over lunch one day.

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Papendorp ’17: Unpaid research excludes low-income students

September 16, 2016 1 comment

Though the percentage of students from historically underrepresented groups increased 4 percent in 12 years, the percent of HUG STEM concentrators has been constant.