Kingery takes advantage of WiSTEM Living-Learning Community

March 1, 2013
Kelsey Kingery


PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Living-Learning Community brings students with similar degree paths together where they live and study together to enhance their college experience. Located in Wilgus Hall, the community offers an environment for its members to make connections with other women interested in the STEM fields.

Kelsey Kingery is a freshman majoring in engineering from Mukwonago, Wis. who participates in the WiSTEM LLC. “It is helpful to be living with people who are on the same academic pathway because we have many of the same classes together,” she said. “I think students will learn from each other and gain more from their education by living with students who have similar majors.”

The living learning community is currently home to 23 freshman women in STEM fields. Next year, they will have the opportunity to be involved in a second year community located in Dobson Hall. “I plan to stay in the program next year as a sophomore,” said Kingery.

Eligible students must major in agriculture education, animal science, biology, broad field science, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, general engineering, general science, industrial engineering, industrial technology, mechanical engineering, microsystems and nanotechnology engineering, ornamental horticulture, soil and crop science, sustainable renewable energy systems or technology education, and reclamation, environment and conservation.

Written By: Ethan Giebel, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194,


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