Forestry - FOR

ID: 
2152
Abbreviation: 
FOR
Type (major or minor): 
curriculum
Department Code: 
01580
Major Code #: 
30502
College ID #: 
1
Level (U or G): 
undergraduate

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Majors eligible to join

Open to all undergraduate students in any major, including open option, undecided and undeclared.


Program Description

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community provides a unique learning experience for students from all majors who have ever thought about starting their own business, who are currently running their own business, or who are simply looking to gain skill sets in entrepreneurship, leadership, and small business management. Students majoring in chemistry, marketing, engineering, and all other disciplines learn together in an entrepreneurial learning environment.

Students in the program are connected to mentors and speakers who contribute to student learning by sharing experiences and offering advice. Students have access to a support network rich in resources to help them develop new innovations or even launch their own companies. Students from a variety of majors will learn about entrepreneurship and innovation through classroom and extracurricular activities.

Students should register for Bus Ad 292 to participate in the weekly seminar class, which includes field trips, speakers, and fun team activities. The learning community includes an annual retreat and etiquette training dinner. 
 

Living Options

This is a non-residential learning community program.
 

Application Process 

Register for the required weekly seminar course, Bus Ad 292. 
The course is open to all majors and includes field trips, speakers, networking, and more. The course meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:45 am.


Contact

Judi Eyles
Program Coordinator
ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
515-296-6754
eyles@iastate.edu

 

Website

http://www.isupjcenter.org/learn/elc/

WiSE Transfer

Program Description

Students participating in the WiSE Transfer Experience focus on personal, professional, and leadership development while creating community with other transfer women in STEM. Students participating in the learning community also receive support from a peer mentor. WiSE transfer peer mentors are upper-division students (also former transfer students) in STEM majors, to help you transition to Iowa State. The WiSE Transfer Experience offers a variety of options and you have the opportunity to choose which component(s) are most beneficial to you. Sign up for the Transfer Experience or contact Sarah DuBois with any questions.

 

WiSE Transfer Residential Living (Optional)

WiSE offers transfer students the opportunity to live in community with other female STEM transfer students. We hold spots in Frederiksen Court, the University owned apartments, for our transfer students. To sign up, fill out your online Department of Residence contract on AccessPlus and select the WiSE Frederiksen Court Option under the learning communities tab.

 

Scholarships 

WiSE offers scholarships to incoming, current and transfer students who are enrolled in STEM curricula at Iowa State. Scholarship criteria, applications, and deadlines are listed on the WiSE scholarship page here.

 

Questions regarding the WiSE Transfer Experience?

Contact:
Sarah DuBois, Program for Women in Science and Engineering
218 Carver
515-294-5883
sedubois@iastate.edu 
 

Web Site

www.wise.iastate.edu

WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Program Description

The WiSE Residential Learning Community is one of the many ways to engage with WiSE during your first year. The residential learning community is designed to help first-year students connect and build a community with other women in STEM. In majors where women continue to be underrepresented at Iowa State, the residential option increases the retention and graduation rates for students living in a WiSE residential community. Each WiSE community has a peer mentor (sophomore and junior WiSE students) who assist first-year students in underrepresented STEM majors with a successful transition to college. 
 

Living Options

WiSE First-Year residential learning communities are located in:
Richardson Court: Oak, Elm, Willow Halls
Union Drive: Eaton, Friley, Helser, Martin Halls
South Campus: Buchanan, Geoffroy Halls
 

I knew that I had an accessible program to use for academic, social and emotional resources. I knew that my peer mentor genuinely cared about my success and my personal growth as I transitioned into college life. The learning community experience also helped me to meet friends that share my academic and career interests. – Olivia T.

To me, the best part of being in a learning community is being surrounded by people with similar interests to you. Through learning communities, I have met people within my major and similar majors who I can study with, do homework with, and spend time with. – Emily T.

The best part of being in a learning community was having the opportunity to express myself in different ways. We had several different types of activities, events, and meetings that I was able to utilize. Whether it was a 1-on-1 with my peer mentor, or a group activity with my peers, my learning community gave me an opportunity to share how I was doing with academics, social life, and being away from home. This helped me throughout my first year at Iowa State and gave me a great foundation for how to succeed in the rest of my adventure at Iowa State. – Jenna S.

The best part of being in a learning community is knowing that there are people who you can call not only to get help with homework, but to hang out with. Having those kinds of friendships has been crucial to my time at Iowa State. – Shelby R.

 

Contact

Carly Miller
218 Carver
515-294-9964
millerc@iastate.edu

Web Site

www.wise.iastate.edu

 

Natural Resource Ecology & Mgmt

Majors eligible to join

Forestry and Animal Ecology majors

 

Program description

Our NREM Freshmen Learning Community program is a full year, residential based learning community. Students enroll in a cluster of courses that satisfy our degree requirements (Biology 211, 211L, 212, and 212L, NREM 110, 111 and 120 among others). The learning community is intended to assist students in their academic pursuits by providing study groups, interactive visits with our faculty and natural resource professionals, and optional field trips and community service projects. Peer mentors (upper-class NREM students) coordinate activities and are available for advice and direction.  The group meets weekly in a classroom setting for a one-credit class (NREM 111).

The NREM Transitions Learning Community is designed for students transferring to the department and needing the second-year series of courses (Vertebrate Biology, Ecology, Statistics, etc.) and interested sophomores continuing their studies. The NREM Transitions Learning Community is open to NREM students regardless of where they choose to live. We meet once per week in a classroom setting and have optional field trips and community service projects outside of the class time. Students earn one credit for the successful completion of this program. There are two peer mentors who are available to assist students and help coordinate study groups for common classes. 

The goals of both learning communities include developing your study skills, creating a strong sense of belonging within the department and the university, providing a positive social setting and improving your time management skills.

 

Living Options

Participants in the NREM Freshmen Learning Community live on a coed floor in Willow Hall. 

Members of the NREM Transitions Learning Community may choose to live on or off campus. Unlike the freshmen program the NREM Transitions Learning Community is not residential based.

 

Signing up

To sign up for a residential learning community simply click on the “Learning Community” tab when filling out your Department of Residence contract on AccessPlus. You can go in and update or change your learning community preference information at any time up until the deadline without losing your “priority date.” Sign up for the learning community course(s) takes place at summer orientation.

Sign up for the NREM Transitions Learning Community is done at the time of class registration. See the contact person for details and course availability.

 

Contact

John Burnett
124 Science II
515-294-3681
jburnett@iastate.edu

 

Web Site

https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/search/content/NREM%20learning%20community%C2%A0

Biochemistry & Biophysics (B&B)

Majors Eligible to Join

The learning community is focused on students majoring in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Agricultural Biochemistry, but is open to any student interested in these fields.

 

Program Description

As they begin their academic experience at ISU, it is vital that our students are secure in their sense of community. The B&B Learning Community is a very highly valued departmental effort and is recognized for its positive impact on all aspects of our departmental mission in pursuit of academic and research excellence. Successful integration into the department is essential for students to achieve their academic potential. With this integration, come the relationships with faculty that have always been an essential element of positive influence for students. The department of BBMB is an optimal size for being able to offer students personal attention as well as outstanding opportunities for research and growth to each student.

We look forward to welcoming you to Iowa State University.

 

Living Options

Non-residential

 

Signing-up

Students enroll during orientation.

 

Contact

Desiree Gunning
Coordinator, BBMB Teaching Lab and Undergraduate Advising
515-294-1042
dgunning@iastate.edu

 

Website

http://www.bbmb.iastate.edu/

Agricultural Community Encourages Success (ACES)

Majors eligible to join

Any major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 
 

Program description

ACES is a residential learning community with space for 25 men and 25 women. Activities include meals followed by informal talks by guest speakers, visits to area agribusinesses, tours of special interest facilities on campus, study groups, and service projects, and social activities.


Living Options

ACES men and women are housed on separate floors in Maple Hall, with an upper class ag student peer mentor living among them on each floor.


Signing up

To sign up for a residential learning community simply click on the “Learning Community” tab when filling out your Department of Residence contract on AccessPlus. You can go in and update or change your learning community preference information at any time up until the deadline without losing your “priority date.” Sign up for the learning community course(s) takes place at summer orientation.
 

Contact

Cindy Haynes, chaynes@iastate.edu, 515-294-4006

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