Kelly McGlynn is a rising senior From Philadelphia. Kelly is a Healthy Food Access TRI-Lab participant, and is concentrating in Environmental Studies with a focus on food access, public health, and nutrition.
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September 8, 2014
August 26, 2014One Student's Exploration of Human-Centered Design on Two Campuses
For Allison Wong ’15, being a Brown/RISD dual degree student means thinking a lot about social change - in very creative ways. During her four years in Providence, Allison has explored what she calls “design-based approaches to social innovation,” combining the best of her knowledge and experience from both schools to make serious community impact.
August 18, 2014
July 29, 2014
Sophie Duncan '16's blog post is inspired by the completion of her first year working with Farm Fresh Rhode Island (FFRI) as a part of their Veggie Box team, which also is celebrating it’s first year of year-round programming. Sophie began her work with FFRI through an iProv Summer Internship last year and will be a participant in next year's TRI-Lab on Healthy Food Access.
June 30, 2014
Renata is a rising senior from Orinda, California double concentrating in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies and a TRI-Lab participant. Much of her past experience with healthy food access has been in the context of partnering with homeless shelters. She has been working with the Food Recovery Network in different capacities over the past three years. You can often find her reading on one of Brown’s various greens.
May 14, 2014
Emily E. Davis is a junior concentrating in Cognitive Science. In this post, she reflects on some of the obvious and not-so-obvious challenges of connecting research with practice.
April 1, 2014
Alexandra D. Urban ‘15, who is concentrating in Educational Neuroscience, has spent much of her Brown experience focused on integrative scholarship. She reflects on how TRI-Lab fits into her larger course of study as well as how it exemplifies the goals of interdisciplinary study and applying academic research beyond the classroom.
February 24, 2014
Natalie Posever ‘14.5 is an anthropology concentrator. She has volunteered as an advocate for Health Leads at Hasbro Children’s Hospital since the fall of her freshman year, and is continually reminded of the power of a child’s environment to dictate his health and well-being with each day she spends at the clinic.
January 28, 2014
Emily E. Davis ’15 studies Cognitive Science. In this post, she reflects on how her conception of the early childhood development field has evolved.
January 21, 2014Should the goal of early education be to help Spanish-speaking children transition to English as quickly as possible even if that means they might miss the opportunity to become academically fluent in two languages? Should the goal be to enhance children’s academic Spanish skills even if that means delaying their acquisition of academic English?
Kate Nussenbaum ’15, who studies Cognitive Neuroscience, and Science and Society, reflects on her experience over winter break visiting best practice sites in Chicago with Nicole DellaRocco, a Master’s degree candidate in Urban Education Policy Research. Activities sponsored by TRI-Lab over winter break were driven by research needs and learning opportunities emerging from focused interdisciplinary work teams and the larger TRI-Lab cohort of faculty, community practitioners, and students.
January 13, 2014
As part of TRI-Lab, students in the Health Early Childhood Development seminar were given the opportunity during winter break to conduct research, visit best practice sites, or pursue other learning activities. Work sponsored by TRI-Lab was driven by research needs and learning opportunities emerging from focused interdisciplinary work teams and the larger TRI-Lab cohort of faculty, community practitioners, and students.
Alexandra D. Urban ’15, who studies Educational Neuroscience, reflects on her experience over winter break visiting a best practice site in California. Her working group is investigating how hospitals and partner organizations work to ensure continuity of maternal and pediatric care for outpatients.
December 19, 2013
Evelyn Sanchez '14 is participating in TRI-Lab at Brown and interned last summer at Children’s Friend, Rhode Island’s oldest child welfare organization.
November 27, 2013
As TRI-Lab moves into the project development stage, Natalie Posever ’14 reflects on the “Pre to Three” group’s process to date.
September 12, 2013
Kate Nussenbaum '15 is part of the inaugural TRI-Lab, a new initiative that will bring together students, faculty and community practitioners to engage with a complex social issue and collaboratively develop, refine, and test solutions.
December 4, 2012
Nicole DellaRocco is a Master’s candidate in Brown’s Urban Education Policy program. As part of her participation in TRI-Lab, she interned at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT (RIKC) in the summer and fall semester. Nicole reflects on her work at RIKC and how it has informed her TRI-Lab project team’s work on the topic of “Baby Brains” (self-regulation, executive function, and early neurological development).