CALES ASEMS Application

CALES ASEMS Application Information for Incoming Fall 2024 Students:

Application information for the 24-25 academic year is coming soon, please stay tuned!

What is a STEM Learning Community? 

In your first semester at the University of Arizona, be part of a learning community of other science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM) students from similar backgrounds. You will take between 1-3 classes together, connect with a peer educator through the Success in STEM 1 unit-course, and receive 1-on-1 support from a STEM Student Success Specialist. Each group of 20-25 students is called a Societal Impact Group (SIG), who take a class  together based on an issue in society that is important to them. 

 Additional eligibility requirements for this program include: 

  • Must be an incoming student in one of the following majors in the College of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences: Agribusiness Economics & Management, Agricultural Technology Management and Education, Animal Sciences, Applied Biotechnology, Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems Analytics & Technology, Environmental & Water Resource Economics, Environmental Sciences, Food Safety, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nutrition and Food Systems, Nutritional Sciences, Plant Sciences, Precision Nutrition and Wellness, Sustainable Plant Systems, and Veterinary Science 
  • In addition, students should also meet one of the following requirements:
    • First generation college student (neither parent or guardian has completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree)
    • Offered or awarded a Pell Grant 
    • From a group underrepresented in STEM 
    • Community college transfer student