Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Define, Investigate, Excel.
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STEM II is a two-week residential program for curious and talented students who seek to:
STEM II students choose from a range of two-week courses in the STEM disciplines. Each course contains rigorous academic content, laboratory or field exercises, and a research project or design challenge that serves as a focus for their academic work throughout the program. Students also have the opportunity to meet Brown graduate students and learn about graduate-level research projects. The program culminates with a final presentation to their instructor, peers, and family.
Students participate in a rich program of carefully selected co-curricular STEM activities that promote social and academic growth and support students as they prepare for success in their lives and future careers.
The STEM II experience is enriched further through friendly collaboration where students from diverse backgrounds work together in teams. Students learn from each other, are inspired by each other, and form lasting friendships.
STEM II courses do not have grades. STEM II allows students to concentrate on learning and on the process of scholarship, not their final grade. All students who successfully complete their course will receive a Course Performance Report and a Certificate of Completion.
STEM II is a full two-week residential program. Students attend classes on weekday mornings and have two extended course days each week for further exploration or field trips. The STEM II program is academically rigorous and students should expect to spend some of their free time daily working on the academic projects assigned by the instructors.
Afternoon time will be spent working collaboratively on the academic research or challenge projects, participating in Summer@Brown programming or exploring and enjoying the Brown campus. Social and recreational activities are planned for the evenings and weekends. Students are accompanied and supervised by the residential life staff during these events.
|7:30am – 8:30am||Breakfast|
|8:30am - 11:20am||Academic courses|
|11:30am – 12:15pm||Lunch|
|12:30pm – 5:30pm||Research projects, extended academics or free time|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Dinner|
|7:00pm – 10:00pm||Evening activities|
|10:00pm||Curfew: students must be in their own rooms for the remainder of the evening|
STEM II students are supported by a team of Residential Advisors (RAs), Residence Directors, and a professional staff member oversee the safety of all students and serve on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while the program is in session.
Carefully selected Residential Advisors (RAs) live in residence halls with the students. RAs are always available and act as a support and mentoring network for the students. The RAs lead floor meetings several times throughout the program and facilitate community building among the STEM II students, in addition to attending and supervising students during the evening and weekend programming.
STEM II students are provided with a level of personal freedom and accountability that helps prepare students with the skills essential for success: time management, personal maturity, independence, and academic integrity.
Students are responsible for getting to class on time and making good decisions around their work-life balance and healthy habits. RA's are avaliable to assist, particularly the first few days as students learn to navigate the campus.
Students live in Brown’s residence halls within walking distance of classrooms and dining halls. Students are assigned to double occupancy rooms on single-sex floors with single-sex shared bathrooms. Students will be randomly assigned to another STEM II student no more than six months apart in age. Rooms provide typical college furniture, and do not have central air conditioning.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in one of Brown’s dining halls daily. STEM II students will be encouraged to check-in with their RAs and to take advantage of the dining services. Thayer Street offers numerous shops and restaurants, as well. Accommodations are available for students with food allergies.
Extend your time at Brown this summer - Enroll in Summer@Brown
Rising 10th grade students who participate in the STEM II Program have the option of remaining on campus and participating in the Summer@Brown program beginning on July 9th. Interested students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As the 2018 STEM II program includes the July 4th holiday, related activities will be planned for the students. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Services team email@example.com.
Brown libraries and study centers are available for research, browsing, or quiet study throughout the summer. Highlights include the John D. Rockefeller Library ("the Rock"), the Sciences Library and the Friedman Study Center, and the special collections at the John Hay Library. Learn More »
The Writing Center helps students choose and refine topics, and write organized, well-supported, and eloquent essays. The Center offers summer hours especially for Brown Pre-College students.
Locations across campus offer computers, scanners and printers. If you do not own a laptop there are a limited number available for loan through the Computing and Information Services Department while on campus.
Brown University is committed to diversity and inclusion in Pre-College Programs. The diversity programs held in the BeU lounge are a gateway that provide diversity and inclusion education, resources, tools and forums to pre-college students. Residential Advisors passionate about these subjects will facilitate workshops and roundtable discussions to help students comfortably navigate the diverse world in which we live.
Brown is located in Providence, Rhode Island, the state's capital and largest city. Known as the "Creative Capital", Providence has long been a haven for creativity and innovation. Three-and-a-half centuries of history are alive and well on the streets surrounding Brown, as is evident in the immaculately preserved Colonial, Federal, Greek revival, and Victorian houses of "College Hill".
Thayer Street runs through the center of campus, and where you’ll find the Brown University Bookstore and a host of restaurants, coffee shops, stores, banks, and street vendors.
Prospective students must apply for admission. When evaluating applications, the Admissions Review Committee looks for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, social maturity, self-motivation and a readiness for participation in an independent academic environment.
Applicants will be notified by email to log into their Student Portal to view their admission decision once it has been made.
May 2018 Update: Our admissions team carefully reviews each application submitted. Due to the high volume of applications and selectivity of our programs, admissions decisions will be made within fifteen business days of receipt of a complete application.
Accepted students must confirm their attendance by submitting a $300 non-refundable program deposit. Students attending more than one program must submit a $300 non-refundable deposit for each program. Students will not be able to enroll in courses until a program deposit is received.
Student and parents are encouraged to review our Policies page to learn about important payment deadlines, refunds, code of conduct, and more.
Brown University Pre-College programs welcome applications from international students. Learn about English language proficiency requirements, Immigration Guidelines, Deadlines for Submitting Documentation, How to Apply for a Visa, and more on our International Students page.