Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS)
Thomas Weindl, President of Rider Chapter of SAACS for 2013-2014
Science Learning Community (SLC)
The Science Learning Community, unique to Rider University, promotes academic achievement and collegiality among students enrolled in the sciences. Its residents include majors in biology, biochemistry, biopsychology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine science, and math and physics. The faculty of the science departments work together with staff members from Residence Life and the Rider Learning Center to provide a variety of academic and social programs ranging from tutoring, supplemental instruction, peer-led team instruction, special lectures and student research talks to movie and game nights, spaghetti dinners, field trips, picnics and other gatherings. These activities give science majors a chance to interact with faculty outside the classroom, and develop a sense of community among other science majors who share demanding and rigorous academic lives — two key factors that have a proven record of dramatically increasing students’ probability of success in a science career.
Dr. Todd Weber, Advisor of the Science Learning Community