Science Outreach Scholars:
Students who are interested in how they can use science to change the world will all live together on one floor. They will take a one-credit seminar class that will explore issues of social justice and diversity in science and science education. Through the class, students will work with local, culturally-diverse K-12 classes. This cluster will provide opportunities to connect with other students from diverse backgrounds and connect with faculty and staff at CSU including: CSU diversity programs and offices, the Education and Outreach Center, the Little Shop of Physics, the School of Education, and other campus partners. Students in this program also participate in academic study groups with their peers.
Students who are interested in sustainability will live together on one floor in Piñon Hall, a LEED-certified building that provides a perfect platform for exploring sustainability on the CSU campus. Students collaborate with Residence Life, Housing and Dining and the College of Natural Sciences to push the boundaries of sustainability in a residence hall and explore the ideas of global sustainability through the lens of a scientist. Students lead a sustainability committee that spearheads multiple initiatives. Some of the student-driven projects include designing and managing the CNSLC community garden beds and piloting in-hall composting to inform larger university decisions. Members of this cluster will have the opportunity to get involved in research and to propose and spearhead other sustainability-related projects.