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ScienceFIT

Sci-fit Students
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ScienceFIT is available to students with the following majors:

  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Mathematics
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics

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.

The program offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.

View the 2015 ScienceFIT Academic Bootcamp Life Sciences Track schedule.

View the 2015 ScienceFIT Academic Bootcamp Physical Sciences Track schedule.

ScienceFIT participants will:

  • Get a jump start on required science course content
    • CHEM 121 OR CHEM 201 and a MATH course  
  • Attend lectures from the faculty who teach required first-year science courses
  • Get hands-on science lab experiences
  • Participate in review sessions facilitated by faculty, take exams, and participate in exam results discussions
  • 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
  • Work and study in groups with peers
  • Interact with faculty from your department, staff, and peer mentors
  • Become familiar with using on-line course components, technology, and resources such as WebCampus and clickers

What To Bring:

  • Planner/calendar (electronic or paper)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Closed toed shoes to wear during the science labs
  • Laptop computer and accessories (see below)
    • Headphones or earbuds for your laptop
    • Power cord or back up battery for laptop
  • Scientific, non-programmable calculator (for example, a TI 30)

 

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