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Taking advantage of 3-D printing technology, students at Brown University are creating fanciful but functional custom-made arms for local children with upper-arm anomalies.
Undergraduate attrition from STEM fields remains a problem despite decades of research and education reform efforts to improve the STEM student experience.
The European Court of Justice has struck down the so-called Safe Harbor agreement, which allowed U.S. companies to skirt many European data privacy laws. Computer scientist Anna Lysyanskaya says now is a good time for companies to start using cryptographic methods that enable them to do business without collecting customers’ private information.
In a new paper in Tissue Engineering: Part C, Brown University researchers describe a relatively accessible method for making a working – though not thinking – sphere of central nervous system tissue. The advance could provide an inexpensive and easy-to-make 3-D testbed for biomedical research.
In this defense of the humanities, Brown University President Christina Paxson argues there are "real, tangible benefits to the humanistic disciplines."

Brown University is one of eight research universities chosen as a project site for a national effort at improving undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States, an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs.
Brown University focuses on improving the mathematical competency among STEM majors by seeking to introduce evidence-based, high impact practices in first and second year STEM courses. The goal, reducing attrition from science and improving students’ identification with science as a career.