Welcome to STEMCats!
Fall Semester (BIO 101 - Seminar series)
The first one-credit hour course, Careers & Research in Math & Science will give early exposure to the fascinations and endless possibilities of STEM disciplines, modern trends and applications, the variety and diversifying STEM careers available, hands-on experiences, and interactions with successful in STEM disciplines hold potential to boost student persistence via evoking enthusiasm and facilitating the quest for a student’s ‘correct fit.’ Course meetings will be conducted by research faculty from across campus, invited external STEM experts, recent alumni, STEM-based entrepreneurs, civic leaders, policy makers and state STEM educators and administrators. This course will be team-facilitated highlighting “team science” and interdisciplinary approaches. This course will be taught in the classroom and on-site visits.
The second one-credit hour course will give you early exposure to research. Students will learn from authentic research in this first year course. Students will meet twice a week in a laboratory which is mentored by one or several faculty members. All students will be required to do research projects.
Components of the Course, Class Times and Location:
1. Laboratory Research Sessions: Dependent upon the project selected by student. For times and locations of all projects, please see section below
2. Research Forum: Poster presentation at the UK Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars at Student Center Ballrooms followed by STEMCats certificate award ceremony at a location to be determined.