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ScienceFIT

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

  • Atmospheric Sciences (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)
  • Biology (Life Sciences Track)
  • Chemistry (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)
  • Geology (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)
  • Geological Engineering (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)
  • Geophysics (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)
  • Hydrogeology (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)
  • Mining Engineering (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)
  • Molecular Microbiology & Immunology (Life Sciences Track)
  • Neuroscience (Life Sciences Track)
  • Physics (Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering Track)

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 - Life Sciences Track schedule. 

View the 2015 ScienceFIT - Physical and Earth Sciences/Engineering 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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