Fayetteville State University

Fostering a STEM Learning Community to Promote Student Interest in STEM Disciplines

The main goal of the Fayetteville State University’s STEM Learning Community (SLC) is to spur the interest of a greater number of freshmen in STEM disciplines through the participation in the learning community. Modified to fit the world of higher education, the concept of a learning organization became that of a learning community that would strive to provide an environment of interaction, connection, encouragement and support for first-year students seeking to enroll in a STEM major or program. Presenters will share how the Fayetteville State University’s current SLC model is used to support, enhance and supplement the goal of the Robert E. Noyce Scholarship Program which is to encourage STEM majors to double major in either mathematics and secondary mathematics education or biology and secondary biology education.

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