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The Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Living Learning Community

The STEM Learning Community is one of UNCW's newest learning communities, created to meet the needs of incoming first-year students interested in various science, technology, engineering and math areas. Students will develop effective academic strategies to use when studying STEM subjects as well as other academic courses. There will be out-of-class activities designed to get students more engaged in the learning process and to help them further develop a sense of community with their peers. Older students in the same area of interest will serve as peer mentors for each group, giving them a unique student perspective as they transition to college. This learning community would be a great option for students interested in one of these specific areas of interest:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Math
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

Mission

The mission of this learning community is to provide support to these students during their first semester. Professors will utilize active and collaborative learning approaches, encouraging students to develop a support system with similarly focused peers. Students will develop effective academic strategies to use when studying STEM subjects as well as other academic courses.

Planned Speaker Series

  • Applied Learning in the Sciences through Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities
  • Getting into Graduate School: Preparations Start Freshman Year
  • Careers in the STEM areas
  • Study Abroad Experiences in the STEM areas
  • Benefits of Obtaining a Secondary Teaching Licensure

Application Information

If you think the STEM Living Learning Community would be a great learning experience for you during your first-semester at UNCW, we encourage you to complete the common application for all First-Year Experience Communities here.
Due to the high demand of the learning communities, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

For additional information or if you have any questions about this community, please feel free to contact Maggie Bannon at bannonm@uncw.edu or 910.962.7200.