Slivka College of Science and Engineering
Size: 140 residents
Location: 2332 Campus Drive
professor of chemical and biological
engineering, Robert R. McCormick
School of Engineering and
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The Science and Engineering Residential College at Slivka Hall provides a unique living and learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in science, engineering, and technology. College members take part in tutorials, firesides, and distinguished lectures on topics ranging from ethics in the lab to quantum teleportation to AIDS in America. They participate in community service projects and fundraisers, compete in Northwestern's annual engineering design competition, go to Chicago sports events, and organize camping and biking trips. The college sponsors an annual Thanksgiving dinner, and a barbecue is held in June to "toast" our graduating seniors.
Two of Slivka Hall's most exciting features are Lisa's Cafe and the Discovery Room. With computer workstations, wired and wireless Ethernet connections for laptops, and a small stage, Lisa's Cafe blends a relaxed coffeehouse atmosphere with technology for surfing the Web, checking e-mail, or doing homework. The Discovery Room is a well-equipped multipurpose space for students to hold activities and collaborate on projects without the structure of a classroom or lab.
Made possible by the generous gift from the Wissner-Slivka Foundation, Slivka Hall accommodates up to 140 residents in apartment-style suites. Each suite has room for six to eight students in a mix of single and double rooms equipped with high-speed Internet access. Each floor has its own kitchenette and small lounge, and all residents have access to a music room, study lounge, and recreation area.
Slivka is located on north campus just a short walk from the Technological Institute, the science and engineering library, the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Norris Aquatics Center, and Patten Gym.
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