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 Courses

(enrollment in all courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • BIOL 105: General Biology I
  • ETHN 101: Introduction to Multicultural & Ethnic Studies
  • MATH
    *based on ACT Math and/or Math Placement Scores
  • ENG 101: Composition
    *if eligible based on placement requirements

Spring Courses

(enrollment in all courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • BIOL 106: General Biology II
    Puls 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 and informal learning takes place. However, we understand that is not ideal for all students.

If you choose the Learning Community housing, you will be assigned to renovated double room (Crawford A, B, D, McElroy E, F, H or Preska I).  Renovated rooms have in-room air-conditioning and share a community bathroom with the floor. Learning Community students are housed with other students in the same learning community.

If you do not choose the learning community housing and plan to live on campus, it will be your responsibility to choose a housing location after the time-slot provided to you by Residential Life.

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.