STEM Scholars

The STEM Scholars Residential Learning Community provides a residential environment that fosters both academic and social success for a diverse group of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. This community is a great way for students to connect with other students, faculty, and staff, build community, and enhance their learning experience at Towson University. This experience will assist students in navigating challenging first year courses and building relationships with their cohort as well as helping students explore opportunities around research and their future careers. Some of the benefits of living in this community include: small group meetings with faculty and distinguished visitors, access to staff, study groups, cohort enrollment, informal STEM seminars and workshops in the residential community, career events, programming designed to enhance academic success, and access to major club activities. This community is a partnership with Fisher College of Science and Mathematics and Housing & Residence Life.

  • STEM classes taught in the Richmond Classroom
  • Tutoring provided in the residence hall
  • Opportunity to move in 1 day early for dedicated STEM orientation
  • Strong partnership with Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Residents in STEM Scholars must have declared a major through Fisher College of Science and Mathematics.  These majors include:
    • Biological Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Computer and Information Sciences
    • Environmental Science
    • Mathematics
    • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (MB3)
    • Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences
How do I apply?
  • Current residents: Information will be available in Spring 2015.
  • New students interested in the STEM Scholars Community must complete the online housing request process. This includes paying a $350 non-refundable housing deposit and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the housing contract.  During the online process students will be able to identify interest in the STEM Scholars Community.  Residents are selected for the community based on the completion of the eligibility requirements listed above.  
    For information on the online housing request process visit:
What staffing is there for the community?

The community will have three Resident Assistants and multiple STEM Mentors.  Additionally, there will be support from Fisher College of Science and Mathematics and Housing & Residence Life

Am I required to move in early?

All STEM Scholars will move in on Friday, August 21, 2015.  There will be activities that evening and a STEM Pre-Orientation on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

How do I make a special accommodation request?

Through the online housing request process there will be an opportunity to complete a special accommodation request.

How many roommates would I have?

Rooms vary between double and triples with either community bathrooms or shared suite bathrooms.

When was STEM Scholars established?

STEM Scholars was established in Fall 2013 in Richmond Hall.

meet your ra

Beverly Atueyi
David Laubner
Rebecca Spencer-Strong
Pure Mathematics, minor in Spanish

Interests and Hobbies: helping others, Netflix, food, and science!

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: I enjoy being able to build long lasting relationships with residents who share the same goals and dreams!

Interests and Hobbies: Playing soccer and speaking French

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: My favorite part about living in STEM Scholars is being surround by people with similar motivations and work ethics.

Interests and Hobbies: Reading, eating, running, baking, research, and dinosaurs.

What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?:I love living in the STEM residential learning community because it is so easy connect to people. I also love that there are special events and activities just for us. For example, the Dean of the College of Math and Science comes to Richmond for dinner once a month. It's a great experience because he really makes an effort to get to know everyone. I honestly believe that our tight friendships and our ample resources make the STEM community the best place to live.

Additional Housing and Residence Life FAQs can be found in the link below:

For Additional Questions please contact Bryan Schlein at RLCommunities@towson.edu

Department of Housing & Residence Life
West Village Commons, 3rd Floor(map)
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2516
Fax: 410-704-4228
E-mail: housing@towson.edu

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Halls Close
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