World of Chemistry
The World of Chemistry is designed for incoming freshmen with an interest in chemistry. Members of this L-LC will have the opportunity to learn about the Department of Chemistry from faculty and senior chemistry majors who can direct new students toward valuable resources such as study groups, tutoring, and research opportunities. Through this program, students will socialize with like-minded peers, learn more about the field of chemistry and related career paths, and be introduced to scholars with active and expanding research programs. The World of Chemistry is perfect for intended chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology majors, as well as physics majors with a strong interest in chemistry.
As a member of the World of Chemistry you will live with other incoming freshmen who share your interest in Chemistry. This means you can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!
The World of Chemistry will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend chemistry-themed events together.
Fall 2013 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Chemistry
Chemistry 120: General Chemistry I
Physics 140: Physics I: Mechanics
Spring 2014 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.
Examples of co-curricular events:
- Research facility tours
- Panels with senior chemistry students
- Community service
- Guest speakers
- Review sessions and study groups
As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!
Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!
World Ambassadors: Learn the ropes from a peer selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students.
World Ambassador(s): To be named in May 2013.
Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upperclass/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.
World of Chemistry Community Assistant(s): To be named in August 2013.
Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Chemistry Lead Faculty: Professor Carla Theimer
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Mondays 11:30am-12:25pm
L-LC Council: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot on the Living-Learning Community Student Council by being a leader in your L-LC! Council members are elected by the L-LC to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.
World of Chemistry Council Member(s): Your name could be here by October of next year!
Eligibility: The World of Chemistry is open to intended chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology majors, as well as physics majors with a strong interest in chemistry.