STEM Residential College’s First Year
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.
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)
Bachelor of Science Degrees
• Computer Science
• Applied Mathematics
• Mathematics Education
• Science Education (Life/Physical/Earth)
• Environmental Science
• Engineering (3+2 program with UofA Fayetteville)