STEM Residential College

 

STEM Residential College's First Year

 

Application

LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

Statistics show that Residential College Program students have a 12% higher retention rate and 10% greater graduation rate than  students who do not join in a Residential College.  The STEM Residential College at UCA provides a living/learning environment that fosters the academic success ofstudents pursuing studies in science, technology, computer science, pre-engineering, and mathematics. Participants live together and learn together with other students who have similar interests.

OPPORTUNITIES

Students who live in STEM Residential College can:

• Take advantage of early opportunities for starting undergraduate research in Cellular or Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, Robotics, Differential Equations, Acoustics, Bio-Physics, Aquatic Ecology, Bioinformatics, to name just a few of our active research programs.

• Learn about classes, programs of study, internships, research and career opportunities.

• Enroll in the same sections of classes as other STEM residential students.

• Form study groups with other students in the residential college.

• Participate in special-topics courses focused on current scientific and technical issues.

• Course sections reserved for students in the STEM Residential College.

• Attend informal seminars and workshops on many topics held in the residential college.

• Participate in academic activities on campus and at other scientific facilities in the region.

• Benefit from mandatory common quiet hours.

STEM RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE

STEM students live in Arkansas Hall.  The hall has the capacity to house 114 males and 96  females. Features of Arkansas Hall include a large atrium with multiple study zones, an integrated classroom and study rooms (Nerd Nodes) on each floor. Any student who has an interest in the sciences, technology, pre-engineering, or mathematics is encouraged to apply to live in Arkansas Hall as a STEM Resident.   Applications should be submitted early because space is limited. There are no additional fees for living in the STEM Residential College.!

The STEM Residential College has:

• Classrooms with Wireless Internet Access and Smart Boards

• Eleven Nerd Nodes (Study Rooms)

• Security Access

• Resident Coordinator

• Peer Mentors

• Resident Master (Live-in Faculty Member)

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Science Degrees

• Biology

• Biochemistry

• Chemistry

• Computer Science

• Mathematics

• Applied Mathematics

• Mathematics Education

• Physics

• Science Education (Life/Physical/Earth)

• Environmental Science

• Engineering (3+2 program with UofA Fayetteville)