The Science LLC will be touring the Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown Texas on Saturday, February 11. Inner Space Cavern is a karst cave located in Georgetown, Texas. The cave was discovered by a Texas Highway Department core drilling team in the Spring of 1963. Six inch core samples were taken to determine if the ground was stable enough to support a large highway overpass. As they were drilling one of the test holes, the bit suddenly dropped 26ft. and the highway crew knew there was something down there besides rock.
If you are a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) major, then you are eligible for membership in the Science LLC, also known as the Community for Achievement in Science Academic and Research (CASAR).
The Natural Sciences LLC was initially established by a grant from the National Science Foundation so that science majors at St. Edward’s University can begin establishing their credentials as experienced scientists. Participating students arrive on campus before school begins and join the Freshmen Accelerated Research Methods (FARM) Workshop where they learn research tools and methodologies in several scientific disciplines so they are prepared to join research projects and develop their credentials as a scientist.
As a member of the Natural Sciences LLC, you’ll enroll in courses specially selected for you and your LLC peers, so you will already know many students in your classes before the semester begins! There are also many fun activities throughout the year to balance the demands of study with the need for relaxation.
Typically, all Natural Science LLC students arrive to campus earlier than the rest of freshmen to particpate in FARM workshops with other STEM majors. For more information about these workshops, click here: http://kopec.create.stedwards.edu/farm_workshop/index.php
This blog site contains information about opportunities associated with living learning communities for STEM students.