Tuesdays at 4
Each week, first-year WIMSE LLC students gather for the WIMSE colloquium. The colloquium is one of the cornerstones of WIMSE! The class is structured to allow for team-building, STEM learning, and hands on experiences. WIMSE also has a network of faculty partners on campus who open up their research labs to our students; this is one of the most highly enjoyed activities. We also schedule fun activities to help build community, like pottery painting or bowling in the student union. The colloquium meets once a week during the Fall and Spring semesters, and students receive a one-credit hour letter grade for their participation.
After Freshman Year
The support for WIMSE students continues after students leave the living-learning community and Cawthon Hall through the WIMSE Society. The Society was created so the WIMSE Program could continue to support students past the freshman year through things like the Research Experience Program and awards. The WIMSE Student Activities Council is the representative and activities board for the Society and is made up of committees to address social activities, service activities, and recruitment efforts. In addition, two sophomore students return to the WIMSE hall each year to act as Hall Mentors.
Above & Beyond
Students who really love their WIMSE experience have two opportunities to become leaders in the Society; we believe WIMSE should be led by you, the student!
WIMSE mentors are sophmore students selected to live on the WIMSE floor in Cawthon Hall. Typically 2 mentors are selected and help to serve as liaisons between the WIMSE staff and the students. Mentors keep students informed, help with the transition to college, and promotes WIMSE to a new class of students coming to the residence hall.
The WIMSE Student Activities Council (SAC) is a group of students that plan all of the social, service, and recruitment activities for WIMSE! SAC is comprised of a Director and three volunteer committee chairs. The group meets every other week to make plans and implement programs to help WIMSE students connect academically and socially. Some of the events planned by SAC are a day at the FSU Rez, Girl Scout badge day, dessert socials, Relay for Life, and more.