Science Leader First-Year Seminars



All Science Leaders are enrolled in the same first-year seminar, a great way for first-year students to meet and interact closely with people who are also new to the College and who share an interest in science. Small, intensive and highly personalized, the first-year seminar expands the opportunities for Science Leaders to engage intellectually with their peers and their professor.

Tempel Professor of Physical Sciences Marc Zimmer has taught "Glow," a first-year seminar about bioluminescent organisms and the use of bioluminescence proteins in biotechnology. The seminar includes a 5-day field trip to Vieques, Puerto Rico, where students work with bioluminescent marine organisms and look for fluorescent corals. 

Another first-year seminar for science leaders is "Microbes, Molecules and More." Students taught by professors Anne Bernhard (biology) and Colleen Kaczmarek (chemistry) examined the antibacterial properties of plants found in the Connecticut College Arboretum.

Associate Professor of Computer Science Gary Parker teaches the first-year seminar "Robotics and Problem Solving," an introduction to robotics and problem solving through robot construction and programming.

Below, Science Leaders in Vieques, Puerto Rico, 2008, where they studied bioluminescence with Professor Zimmer.

Science Leaders in Vieques, Puerto Rico, 2008, where they studied bioluminescence with Professor Zimmer.

Contact Information: 

Mily Muniz Torres
mmunizto@conncoll.edu

Office of Admission
860-439-2200