Eureka Learning Community
Accelerate your mind by being a part of the Eureka Learning Community, a science and math community based upon the theme- “Explore and Discover”.
The Eureka Learning Community is Bellarmine University’s newest leaning community. Starting from Fall 2013, all first through fourth year Bellarmine students (both residential and commuter) majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering can join the Eureka Learning Community (ELC). All incoming Bellarmine NSF-STEM scholars are required to participate in the Eureka Learning Community and will reside together in the second floor of Sienna Quarto residence hall, along with the other Bellarmine NSF-STEM scholars. All incoming Freshmen majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering can also live on the second floor of Sienna Quarto along with the Bellarmine NSF-STEM scholars.
The Siena residence hall complex is Bellarmine's newest residential living space — features four halls that together serve as a unique, functional and technologically advanced living-learning community. The four halls surround Arboreto, a Tuscan-style green space and gathering area for students, with a small amphitheater, fire pit and landscaped water feature. The Siena complex also features a 200-seat residential dining hall. The building has double rooms with private bathrooms. Students also enjoy a large study/computer area, a full kitchen and recreation space. Each double-occupancy room will be occupied by two students from the same major.
Throughout their college years, all members of the Eureka Learning Community will receive strong academic support and counseling, faculty and peer-tutoring, group study sessions, research opportunities with faculty, and innovative out-of-class activities, as well as social activities that have been designed by their respective department. In the Eureka Learning Community, all the participating students will be closely mentored and advised by a designated faculty in their respective major to ensure satisfactory performance and successful completion of degree from Bellarmine University in four years.
To increase your career prospects so that you can get a job in the high-tech STEM workforce after graduation, the Career Development Office will hold various professional development workshops and services starting from the Freshman year. The Career Development Office will provide counseling & advising sessions on career opportunities. The Career Development Office will assist with internships opportunities, on-campus job fairs with local/regional employers, professional development workshops on resume development, job search strategies, and interview skills. The Career Development Office will invite local recruiters on-campus so that you can interact and establish relationships with the local workforce development officers. This experience will provide you with a network of well-connected professionals you can work with after graduation. To prepare those students who plan to attend graduate school, your STEM faculty mentor will help you with the GRE preparations, and assist with graduate program selection and application.
All members of the Eureka Learning Community are strongly encouraged to take part in faculty mentored research projects in their respective major, and will have an opportunity to present their research work (talks and posters) at local, state, regional or national scientific conferences or meetings in their respective fields.
Students interested in joining the Eureka Learning Community should contact Dr. Akhtar Mahmood (Eureka Learning Community Director), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 502.272.7599.