What to Expect
BioFit participants will:
- Learn and review critical study skills, notetaking skills, learning strategies, and available campus resources for success
- Become familiar with the University campus - where buildings are located, travel time, etc.
- Become familiar with the University "classroom" setting, lecture and lab based learning, and exams
- Work and study in groups with peers
- Interact with University faculty, staff, and peer mentors
- Become familiar with using on-line course components, technology, and resources such as WebCampus and clickers
Primary Buildings & Facilities
While BioFit students spend time in classrooms across campus, two buildings will play a prominent role:
Davidson Mathematics & Science Center
The Davidson Mathematics and Science Center provides an integrated and centralized 21st century environment for learning and research. Specifically, it has the following features:
- 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art teaching and research facility with mathematics and science wings.
- The 464-seat Nell. J. Redfield Foundation Auditorium features a "walk-up, walk-out" stage that encourages lecturers to step down and interact with the audience whenever possible; stage area features three screens and mobile podium.
- 27 modern laboratories, each with the capacity for 20 to 24 students, and four large classrooms, each with the capacity for 75 students.
Fleischmann Life Sciences
Nevada food industry millionaire and philanthropist Max C. Fleischmann made many gifts of land, scholarships and endowments to the University. The Fleischmann Foundation provided funds for the construction of the College of Agriculture building in 1957 and its Life Sciences wing in 1961-63. The building now houses the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources as well as the university's Department of Biology.