SMaRT Living Learning Community and Scholars Program in the GT College of Sciences

College of Sciences' SMaRT Living Learning Community

The Science and Math Research Training (SMaRT) Living Learning Community (LLC) engages first-year majors in the College of Sciences (CoS) in activities designed to foster success and to introduce them to undergraduate research opportunities. Students majoring in the Schools of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology are eligible to apply. Program components include:

  • Residence in the CoS SMaRT-LLC in a Freshmen Experience residence hall (e.g., Fall 2017-Folk residence hall on West Campus)
  • Co-enrollment with other participants in a common set of core classes that support academic success(e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Math, English).
  • Meetings with world-renown researchers in the CoS SMaRT Colloquium located in the residence hall
  • Behind-the-scenes access to research centers where discoveries are made, with visits to, for e.g.:  GT observatory, Integrative Cancer Research Center, GT Urban Honey Bee Project, Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, Astrophysics Visualization Lab

Please note that there is a $200 SMaRT LLC program fee per semester (i.e. fall 2017 and spring 2018) that covers the cost of excursions, professional development activities and social activities.

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CoS SMaRT Scholarships:  The College of Sciences LLC awards a limited number of need-based scholarships starting at $4,000 per year. Notifications of SMaRT scholarships are typically made in March/April.

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