RISEbio Scholars Learning Community

Incoming freshman that are selected to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship will be part of the Research Immersive Scholastic Experience in Biology (RISEbio) program. This is a great opportunity for the RISEbio scholars to live together while pursuing a degree in biology and engaging in real world research. Students will begin working on biological research projects which presents them with the chance to work closely with faculty while gaining technical and professional skills.

Notes:

  • To be eligible to be part of this learning community, students need to be awarded a RISEBio Scholarship. More information on RISEBIO
  • Students must have a declared Biology Major

Fall Semester Courses

(Enrollment in all learning community sections of courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course, or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • BIOL 105: General Biology I
  • ENG 101: Foundations of Writing & Rhetoric
    *if eligible based on placement
  • MATH
    *based on ACT Math and/or Math Placement Scores

SPRING Semester Courses

(Enrollment in all learning community sections of courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course, or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • BIOL 106: General Biology II
    Plus research stream I
  • CHEM 201: General Chemistry I
  • MATH-next sequence in Math if needed

Where you'll live

We encourage you to live on campus with others in your Learning Community because that's where much of your networking takes place, but it is not required.

You can choose to live:

  • In designated Learning Community housing
    • Renovated double rooms located in Crawford A, B, D, McElroy E, F, H or Preska I Halls.  Renovated rooms have in-room air-conditioning and share a community bathroom with the floor.
    • You can choose to have another Learning Community student assigned as your roommate, or you may choose your own.
  • Other on-campus housing
    • It will be your responsibility to choose a housing location after the time-slot provided to you by Residential Life.
  • Off-campus

 

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Rachel Cohen
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
507-389-1256

Dr. David Sharlin
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
507-389-1085

Learning Community Coordinator

RISEbio

Meet the RISEbio Learning Community Coordinator.