New STEM Program and School of Sciences at LdM
STEM Grant available during the 2015-2016 academic year
Beginning in Spring 2016, the LdM Rome STEM program offers STEM and related majors a unique educational opportunity: rigorous science courses taught in collaboration with prestigious Italian institutions offering state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories.
The core of the LdM Rome STEM program is a required course on Italy’s Contribution to Modern Science. For centuries Italian researchers have advanced the sciences, often effecting paradigm shifts. By examining important scientists from the Renaissance to the present, students explore the development of scientific thinking, its cultural contexts and its public role. Rome offers the perfect setting for this integrated exploration of the sciences and their histories.
Students combine this core course with a selection of varied STEM-area courses. In Spring 2016 STEM courses will be offered in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Mathematics. In addition, students may choose general education courses in a variety of fields. Following the inaugural Spring 2016 semester, LdM Rome STEM course offerings will be further enriched in accordance with student interests, aligned to the needs of STEM majors.
Students participating in the LdM Rome STEM program are required to have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Specific STEM attendance and grading policies apply.
To welcome the inaugural class of LdM STEM Program students, LdM is awarding the STEM Grant to all STEM students enrolled for 17-19 credits during the 2015-2016 academic year. The STEM Grant covers the extra per-credit tuition cost for STEM students taking more than 16 credits.