STEM Living Learning Communities

Computer Science Living-Learning Community

The Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living-Learning Community is an opportunity that first becomes available to incoming first-year undergraduate women at Rutgers who have indicated a strong interest in majoring in Computer Science. Participating students enjoy the benefits of sharing common residential, professional, and academic experiences while making new friends, exploring common interests, and being part of a close community of peers. Currently the CS LLC includes a structured first-year curriculum and continuous support for students as they move into their upper class years.

As a student in the Computer Science LLC, students benefit from the following:

  • Sharing  a residential experience with other students in computer science majors

  • Residing on Busch Campus, at close proximity from resources offered for computer science students

  • Having a STEM Academic Leader and Graduate Mentor as support peer mentors

  • Enrollment in a one-credit house course that explores innovative and real-world applications of computer science

  • Participation in tutoring and study groups 

  • Eligibility for future funding to attend the women’s largest gathering for women technologists, Grace Hopper Celebration

For more information please contact:
Cynthia N. Sánchez Gómez
Director, Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living-Learning Community
Director, Douglass-DIMACS Computing Corps
cysanche@rutgers.edu
848-932-1048

Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community

First-year women in the School of Engineering now have the opportunity to live in a unique Douglass Residential College and School of Engineering community housed in the engineering-focused Mattia Residence Hall on Busch Campus. Students will become fully integrated into the engineering community through hands-on learning, mentoring, interaction with School of Engineering faculty and alumni representatives, and innovative programming centered on professional development and academic enhancement. Students will also connect with peers enrolled in engineering core courses and have the advantage of tutoring support services provided in residence. Women in this residential community will become well equipped to succeed in their academic work and in the field of engineering.

For more information please contact: 
Nicole Wodzinski
Director, STEM Research Programs
Director, Reilly-Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community
nicole.wodzinski@rutgers.edu 
848-932-1051

Bunting-Cobb for Women in STEM Living-Learning Community

The Bunting-Cobb LLC offers a supportive community for women pursuing STEM by recognizing the challenges and academic rigor of a science, technology, engineering, and/or math major through mentorship, academic support, professional development and residential programming. Students residing in Bunting-Cobb Living Learning Community for Women in STEM enjoy the experience of living with other STEM majors. As a resident off Bunting-Cobb, you can participate in peer study groups, in-residence free tutoring sessions, academic and professional development workshops and have access to the in-residence computer lab.

Bunting-Cobb residents are encouraged to participate in the programs offered in the LLC, meet regularly with their Graduate Mentors and Peer STEM Mentors, and respect the academic environment of the living-learning community.. Additionally, Bunting-Cobb residents are strongly encouraged to engage in programs sponsored by the Douglass Project and the Douglass Residential College Community.  Becoming an active member in this community and participating in programs will help build your leadership skills, broaden your horizons, and encourage your academic growth.

For more information please contact:
Kayla Fowler
Acting Director, Bunting-Cobb for Women in STEM LLC 
Acting Director, STEM Programs
kayla.fowler@rutgers.edu
848-932-1043

Douglass - ODASIS Community That Offers Resources and Support (DOCTORS LLC)

The Douglass-ODASIS Community That Offers Resources and Support (DOCTORS) Living-Learning Community (LLC) is an undergraduate community for underrepresented women of color who aspire to a career in medicine or another health profession field. The DOCTORS LLC has partnered with Rutgers University’s highly-regarded Office of Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS), which provides an intensive academic support and advising program for underrepresented minority students who want to pursue careers in medicine and other STEM professions.

The DOCTORS Living-Learning community provides a powerful set of programs to advance women in the sciences.  Focused on underrepresented women of color intending to go to medical school, students are surrounded by peers who are experiencing similar transitions and successes.  Built-in residential support such as mentoring, tutoring, research opportunities, career sessions and hands-on experiences empower women to persevere and succeed in STEM disciplines and careers.  In collaboration with the academic support programs provided through ODASIS, first-year women in the DOCTORS LLC will be poised for success. The community resides on the second floor of the already established Bunting-Cobb for Women in STEM LLC, which provides additional support such as in-residence tutoring, computer lab, specialized STEM programming, residential Graduate Mentors and Peer Mentors.    

For more information please contact:
Kayla Fowler
Acting Director, Bunting-Cobb for Women in STEM LLC 
Acting Director, STEM Programs
kayla.fowler@rutgers.edu
848-932-1043