The CST LLC facilitates engagement with students and faculty in order to foster a sense of community. Students will be grouped into clusters built around their chosen major. Each cluster will be assigned a Faculty Mentor/Academic Initiative Leader and a Peer Mentor who will coordinate student participation among various academic, community and social activities designed to build a greater sense of community.
The core of the cluster interaction is the weekly seminar. Through the seminar, cluster members are responsible for several community outreach and academic projects. Social bonds will be enhanced by cluster social activities, such as game night or study sessions. Students will enroll in sections of key STEM entry-level courses that are taught in state-of-the-art active learning studio classrooms. Instruction via the active learning method has proven to be an extremely effective method of enhancing critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. The development of these skills early in a students’ matriculation at FAMU will help to ensure that members of the CST-LLC are primed for success when they enter into upper-level courses in their STEM major.
The College of Science and Technology (CST) Living-Learning Community (LLC) is for students who have an interest in pursuing careers in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Medicine, Information Technology, Mathematics or Physics.
Freshmen CST students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and 27 on the Redesigned SAT Math or 23 on the ACT Math are encouraged to apply.
Interested students must also submit a one-page essay that adequately addresses each of the following questions:
1) Why are you interested in participating in the CST LLC?
2) How will your participation in the CST LLC assist you in achieving your academic goals at FAMU?”
3) What is your career goal and what steps are you willing to take as a college student to ensure that you reach this goal?
Contact the Liaison
Dr. Lisa McClelland