Chemical Engineering Freshmen

"The best part of being in this Learning Community is gaining those connections with students that you will be in classess with for the rest of your college career." -John Schomers

 

Students Eligible 

First-year students who have declared Chemical Engineering (ChE) as their intended major
 

Program description

The ChE Learning Community has two options. Students may elect to participate in one or both communities as space allows.

Residential Learning Community – This learning community is designed to develop connections between first-year students in Chemical Engineering. Men and women in this co-ed residential learning community will live with other students in their major on the Spinney House in Friley Hall (Union Drive). A peer mentor will provide assistance to learning community members as they transition to Iowa State University. The peer mentor will facilitate activities throughout the academic year to build a sense of connection and cohesion among learning community participants. These relationships are meant to help students foster a sincere sense of belonging in the department, university, and Ames community, while creating opportunities to live and learn together.
 

Academic Learning Community –This learning community is designed to allow first-year students to enroll in a number of common courses with peers in their major. Students will build relationships with their peers while learning fundamental coursework in the College of Engineering. Several peer mentors will provide assistance to learning community members as they transition to Iowa State University. These peer mentors will also facilitate activities throughout the academic year to build a sense of connection and cohesion among learning community participants. These relationships are meant to help students foster a sincere sense of belonging in the department, university, and Ames community, while creating opportunities to study and learn together.

 

Living Options 

Our first-year ChE Living Community is located on Spinney House in Friley Hall (Union Drive).

 

Signing up

1. Incoming students must indicate their preference for joining the residential learning community when completing the Department of Residence Housing Contract on AccessPlus. Space is limited and will be assigned to students based upon the date their housing contract is submitted.
2. Incoming students must indicate their interest in joining the academic learning community at their academic advising appointment during orientation.

 

Contact

Mackenzie Schwartz
2162B Sweeney
515-294-3960
mjs18@iastate.edu

 

Web Sites

Residential Learning Community: http://www.housing.iastate.edu/places/house.php?id=38

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering: https://www.cbe.iastate.edu/

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