The Secrets to Success in STEM

secrets to success in STEM

Want to succeed in college? You’ll need study skills and overall habits you probably didn’t develop in high school. Luckily, you can master all of them with a little practice. In this class you’ll learn what works and why, and apply the skills to your math and science courses. We will use fun activities inside and outside the classroom (Optional trips for ice cream! Hikes!) to build a supportive community of friends that may be one of the most important factors in your success. We will also learn about and start to practice STEM skills you’ll need beyond the classroom, such as the ability to read scientific papers and make ethical decisions. 

Note: Spaces in this FIG will not be available until IntroDUCKtion. Each IntroDUCKtion session will have spaces available. You must see an academic advisor before adding a chemistry FIG.

Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package:

UGST 109 First-Year Experience Seminar - 1-credit

CH 221 General Chemistry - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes that it undergoes. It is a science that is central to our understanding of the natural world and it serves as a foundation for all other scientific disciplines. The General Chemistry sequence, beginning with CH 221, is designed for science majors and pre-professional students, and provides an introduction to the experimental and theoretical foundations of chemistry. Students will gain factual knowledge about the terminology and language of chemistry as well as an understanding of the underlying reasons why chemical processes occur. They will be expected to interpret, reason and problem solve using fundamental chemical principles.

MATH 112 Elementary Functions - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

This course discusses trigonometric functions on the unit circle and mathematical applications of trigonometric functions. Stress is placed on sine and cosine over other trigonometric functions. Other topics include solving right and non-right triangles, periodic functions, a more thorough treatment of inverse functions, and vectors from mathematical and physical science perspectives.

FIG Theme:

Science and Society

Flight Path Theme:

Scientific Discovery and Sustainability