Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
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 in Arkansas Hall provides a living/learning environment that fosters the academic success of students 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@Arkansas 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.
• Enroll in the same sections of classes as other STEM@Arkansas students.
• Form study groups with other students in STEM@Arkansas.
• Participate in special-topics courses focused on current scientific and technical issues.
• 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.
STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall
STEM@Arkansas has 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—or students of any major who simply enjoy a science-geek atmosphere—is encouraged to apply to live in STEM@Arkansas. There are no additional fees for living in the STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall! Take a virtual tour at http://uca.edu/tour/locations/arkansas-hall/
- Classrooms with Wireless Internet Access and Smart Boards
- Five Nerd Nodes (Study Rooms)
- Peer Mentors
- Resident Master (Live-in Faculty Member)
Bachelor of Science Degrees
- Computer Science
- Applied Mathematics
- Mathematics Education (STEMTeach minor)
- Science Education (Life/Physical/Earth & STEMTeach minor)
- Environmental Science
- Engineering (3+2 program with U of A Fayetteville)
Right: Dr. Donna Nelson, President of the American Chemical Society and Science Advisor for the hit series Breaking Bad (2014).