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Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Engineering Learning Community (and Scholarships!)

The Engineering Learning Community is a first-year program for engineering students. Students in the ELC live in the same dorm, take two classes together each of their first two semesters at Rowan, and participate in extracurricular activities. This helps students form bonds with each other and faculty and helps with the transition to college. According to one ELC student

I liked the ELC because you met people right away that were involved in your majors...We helped each other with homework. We had clinic together so we would remind each other about homework assignments.

The common classes ELC students take count for all engineering majors, ELC students just take them together. They are: Freshman Engineering Clinic I & II, Chemistry I, and Introduction to Mechanics. They are all required courses for engineering majors, except Chem I which is a science elective for ECE majors and required for all others. Extracurricular activities range from social to academic, including: Ice cream socials, Frisbee, Bowling, Meet-and-greets with faculty or students, etc. Academic events have included sessions on Academic success strategies, Excel tutorials, Preparing for interviews, and more.

Honors & ELC: Students can join both the ELC and Honors programs. ELC and Honors students live in the same dorm (Holly Pointe Commons in Fall 2016). In addition, the Honors program counts the ELC Freshman Engineering Clinic I & II sections as Honors courses. This make it significantly easier to do both.

We are no longer acceptiong applications for Fall 2016. We will accept ELC applications for Fall 2017 starting January 2017.

ELC Fall 2016 Members: We need to finalize the ELC member list by April 29, so submit your Rowan Deposit ASAP. If I cannot confirm that you have placed your deposit, I may not be able to include you in the ELC.

Scholarship Update: All 15 ELC NSF S-STEM Scholarships for the Fall 2016 cohort have been awarded.

If you have questions, email or call Professor Jess Everett ( | 856 256 5326).