The program simulates an exam week and will provide an experience for students to balance academics with social activities at the University.
Students will need to bring items necessary for a rigorous academic experience.
In a nutshell:
- Who: Incoming College of Science freshmen students (please refer to the list of eligible majors under the "What is ScienceFIT?" header)
- What: A five-day, intensive academic preparation camp
- When: Aug. 17-21, 2014
- Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
- Why: The transition to college can be overwhelming, even for the best high school students. This boot camp will give students a head start for success.
- Cost: $200 which includes registration, program materials, and food for five days.
What is ScienceFIT?
ScienceFIT (previously known as BioFIT) is a five-day, intensive academic program designed to increase success for incoming College of Science freshmen with declared majors in the following programs:
- Atmospheric Sciences
- Geological Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
The program offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.
ScienceFIT participants will:
- Get a jump start on required science course content
- Attend lectures from the faculty who teach required first-year science courses
- Take actual exams (without the fear of failing)
- Get hands-on lab experiences
- Develop and hone critical skills necessary to be successful in college (i.e. time management, note taking, test taking, and reading complex material)
- Meet and interact with faculty, staff and current student mentors in their majors