Women in STEM Living Learning Community
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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has two living learning communities for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors (WiSTEM LLC). We offer one LLC for freshmen women and a second LLC for sophomore and transfer women.
An LLC is a group of students that are focused on a particular area of interest and live together in an on-campus residence hall. The WiSTEM LLC is a stimulating living environment, where women who are interested in STEM fields build strong personal and academic connections with each other and with UW-Platteville faculty and professionals. The WiSTEM LLC is dedicated to providing students with a nurturing environment, support network for academics and everyday life, and an exciting college experience. This atmosphere can help with the transition to college life and provide an opportunity for members to develop meaningful friendships.
Participants must be a freshman, sophomore or transfer female student at the beginning of a fall term and a STEM major in one of the following programs:
Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Biology, Broad Field Science, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, General Engineering, General Science, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Microsystems and Nanomaterials, Ornamental Horticulture, Reclamation, Environment and Conservation, Soil and Crop Science, Sustainable Renewable Energy Systems, and Technology Education.
As a resident of the WiSTEM LLC, you will have many unique opportunities, including:
- Shared classes with other women in STEM
- Enhanced academic and social opportunities
- Greater involvement in learning
- Increased satisfaction with your UW-Platteville experience
- Friendships with classmates who may be in the same classes and academic programs
- Stronger academic relationships and better connections with faculty members
- Focused support from a resident assistant who is also a STEM major
- LLC members receive “extra attention” from LLC staff when it comes to navigating college life, finding resources, and getting support and advice
- Common kitchenette and gathering area for fun activities and programs
Some of the activities and events you could be involved with as part of the LLC include:
- LLC study groups with students who have the same classes
- Tutors in subjects such as math, chemistry, and English in the LLC residence hall
- Interactive meetings and events with faculty and professionals
- Women in STEM Mentor Program
- Presentations and workshops on academic involvement, community service, research opportunities, career exploration, résumé building, and interviewing
- Meals with faculty and LLC staff
- Community and campus service activities such as mentoring young girls interested in STEM
- Social activities as a group
- Submit your housing application and deposit for the housing contract. (Contact housing for deposit amount.)
- Pay the $100.00 WiSTEM LLC fee. (Fee assistance is available based on financial need.)
- Complete and submit the registration form.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any eligible conditionally admitted student.
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