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L.E.A.R.N at WCU

L.E.A.R.N. is Calling For Transfer Catamounts!

Learning Environment and Academic Research Network


Applications for 2021-2022 are now open!  

Early Consideration Deadline is May 1, 2021! Apply Today!

Are you interested in the science, technology, engineering, or math fields? Are you a current WCU transfer student or planning to be an incoming transfer student? Are you interested in being part of a community that participates in a research experience? If so, then L.E.A.R.N.™ at WCU invites you to apply to our learning community for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications are available online on our Apply page.


A program that invites transfer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students to become a part of a supportive learning community.

L.E.A.R.N.™ at WCU has program invites interested transfer STEM students in participating in a research apprenticeship experience and to join a STEM learning community. Our T-L.E.A.R.N. program invites current STEM transfer students or those transferring from other state and community colleges, and who are looking to expand their undergraduate research experience to apply. L.E.A.R.N. is an undergraduate research program designed for non-honors college students.  T-L.E.A.R.N. students are eligible who are attending or planning to attend WCU majoring in the following STEM disciplines:


  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences & Natural Resources, and Physics)
  • Technology (Engineering Technology)
  • Engineering
  • Math and Computer Science
  • LEARN from faculty and peers in your academic and housing community
  • LEARN in and join an ENVIRONMENT that supports your ACADEMIC success
  • Gain hands-on RESEARCH experience
  • Receive a SCHOLARSHIP
  • Build a CAREER and a NETWORK of friends and colleagues

Would you like more information? Please contact,

Dr. William R. Kwochka, Director of L.E.A.R.N.™ for WCU
Department of Chemistry & Physics
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Tel. 828.227.3673

Mrs. Kloo C. Hansen, Program Coordinator for L.E.A.R.N.™
Office of the Provost
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

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