SIPP 2015 Participants. Top row, left to right: Darian Bolen, Madeline Aruffo, Katie Owens, Sam Gerleman, Kristen Beard. Bottom row, left to right: Mariah Levy, Kirsi Teppo, Mallory Webber, Eliana Peck, Sayid Bnefsi.

SIPP 2015 Participants. Top row, left to right: Darian Bolen, Madeline Aruffo, Katie Owens, Sam Gerleman, Kristen Beard. Bottom row, left to right: Mariah Levy, Kirsi Teppo, Mallory Webber, Eliana Peck, Sayid Bnefsi.

"The honest, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere of every SIPP@Brown activity truly provided a window into what graduate school and an academic career could ideally be like." -- Mallory Webber.

"SIPP@Brown is a phenomenal program. I met incredible students with whom wonderful experiences were shared." -- Sayid Bnefsi.

"The professors and mentors at SIPP@Brown held me to a high standard (without putting me under stress and pressure) and were incredibly helpful in their critiques of my work." -- Kristen Beard.

"The other students in the program were wonderful; they made these classes some of the best I’ve ever taken. Though we all came from different philosophical backgrounds, we came together over a shared love for playing with ideas. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in such an amazing program, and more excited than ever about pursuing philosophy professionally." -- Eliana Peck.

"SIPP was wonderful.  I learned more than I ever thought possible in the span of two weeks, and connected with many amazing and talented individuals.  It put to rest many doubts that I could successfully pursue graduate studies." -- Kirsi Teppo.

"I am extremely grateful to everyone at Brown who was involved with SIPP because it really was an invaluable experience. I think the program is a fantastic idea, and I think more schools who can afford to do so should consider setting up SIPP-like programs. I can now see myself in graduate school, which is something that was difficult to picture before." -- Madeline Aruffo.

"SIPP helped me determine what I want out of my future education and career; I left the program feeling empowered and confident about my prospects as an academic." -- Sam Gerleman.