Study Rooms and Collaborative Spaces

The Science Center houses six group study rooms, a collaborative workspace, a conference room, and an outreach lab. All of these rooms may be reserved for group use by Brown community members. Click on the links to the left to reserve either a small study room or the large Main Room.

Small Group Study Rooms

Study rooms seat 6-8 people and are equipped with large, write-able glass and whiteboard surfaces, as well as SmartBoards. Groups of three or more students, faculty, and/or staff may reserve a room for up to two hours at a time. A group may reserve one two-hour time-slot per day. During high demand times such as Reading Period and Finals, individuals may only be allowed to reserve space for one time slot per week. Reservations may be made up to a week in advance. 

Presentation/Conference/Study Room

This room is equipped with a smartpodium, a projection system, 2 large LCD display screens, and dry erase boards. Faculty and administrators may reserve this room for large group science-related activities. Students may reserve the room for events that are sponsored by a science department. The space includes forty chairs and twelve tables. For furniture setup suggestions, click here. For further explanation regarding main room policies, please click here. If you have further questions, please contact

Collaborative Workspace

The East Bar is a workbench at which groups of three to six students or faculty can collaborate on projects for a class, a publication, or a grant. A large monitor with multiple laptop hookups allows group members to view and discuss their work in progress.

Outreach Lab

The Outreach Lab is available for student groups engaged in science education and outreach, as well as teachers and students from Providence and other nearby school districts. Inquiry-based activities conducted by Brown faculty and students increase students' understanding of and interest in science and provide professional development opportunities for teachers.