Brown University

Brown University is a private university in Providence, Rhode Island founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island. Brown is the 3rd oldest institution of higher learning in the Eastern United States. Brown offered the first undergraduate program in Engineering in the United States. Brown University is one of the most selective universities in the U.S., for selecting students for admissions. Ranking factors include, grades, test scores, interests and possibility of success. Brown University is ranked in the top 50 of universities for peer review and research rankings. Brown University has both undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate level has approximately 50 different degree programs. Brown is the first university to offer a degree in Egyptology in the US. The Warren Alpert Medical School is ranked 23rd in the nation for primary care. Admittance to the medical school is highly competitive for the 94 spots available each year.

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Box R, 38 Brown Street Providence, RI 02912
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http://www.brown.edu/
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Energy & Green Tech

New material could pave way for better, safer batteries

In pursuit of batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers are working to replace the liquids commonly used in today's lithium ion batteries with solid materials. Now, a research team from Brown ...

Software

New data science platform speeds up Python queries

Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a new data science framework that allows users to process data with the programming language Python—without paying the 'performance tax' normally associated with ...

Computer Sciences

Researchers explore possibilities for an ultra-secure gun registry

Proposals to create a national gun registry have long been met with fierce opposition from gun rights advocates. While proponents say a registry would help in tracking guns used in crimes, opponents worry that it would compromise ...

Robotics

Researchers teach robots handwriting and drawing

An algorithm developed by Brown University computer scientists enables robots to put pen to paper, writing words using stroke patterns similar to human handwriting. It's a step, the researchers say, toward robots that are ...

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