What Is FARM?

The FARM workshops, funded by the National Science Foundation, are intended to give new SEU Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors an opportunity to work with STEM faculty, returning STEM majors, and new students in workshops designed to give you an introduction to research in the STEM fields. There are no tests, no homework, and no grades – just an opportunity to move-in to campus early, get acclimated to your new home, and make new friends well before classes begin, all while getting a head start in your discipline of choice.

This is also a terrific opportunity to learn about disciplines that may be new to you, like Bioinformatics, a cross between computer science, biology, and data science; and disciplines you have seen on TV like Forensic Science which you may want to explore. This is an opportunity to broaden your horizons and possibly envision of whole new career that really sparks your passion! There is no risk for exploring topics unfamiliar to you. Be sure to sign up for FARM as soon as possible before the workshops reach their enrollments caps – it’s free!

To reserve your place, select the FARM workshop reservation link on the left, answer all the questions, make your choices, and submit the application as soon as possible. Some workshops may fill and close, so sooner is better than later!  And when your reservation is submitted, you will automatically be assigned a move-in date that corresponds to the welcome dinner.

FARM 12 schedule

All workshops start at 9 AM and complete by 4:40 PM.  There is a 15-minute morning and afternoon break, plus an hour lunch break at about noon.

Monday, August 16 Tuesday, August 17 Wednesday, August 18
  • Behavioral Neuroscience - Dr. Katy Goldey, MOOD 307
  • Bioinformatics - Dr. Chuck Hauser, JBWS 262
  • Biology - Drs. Lisa Goering & Dan Gold, JBWS 261
  • Chemistry - Dr. Becca Thompson, JBWS 265
  • Forensic Science - Emily Bowers, MOOD 305
  • Biology - Dr. Michelle Green, JBWS 261
  • Chemistry - Dr. Mary Kopecki, JBWS 265
  • Computer Science - Dr. Michael Kart, JBWS 262
  • Environmental Science - Darren Proppe JBWS 268
  • Mathematics/Maker Space - Dr. Mitch Phillipson, JBWN 145
  • Biology - Dr. Claire Edwards, JBWS 261
  • Biology - Dr. Matt Steffenson - JBWN 247
  • Forensic Science - Emily Bowers, MOOD 305
  • Mathematics/Computer Vision - Dr. Paul Savala, JBWS 361