Discovery College, Bucknell’s newest Residential College, launched in the fall of 2013 largely due to networking that occurred at a BIG workshop. Discovery was designed to provide a supportive living and learning environment for students interested in science, broadly defined, at Bucknell. In general, the residential Colleges Program strives to integrate academic and residential life in a way that promotes academic engagement among the students. Discovery College students live together in a residence hall, take one of several linked foundation seminars, and experience extensive curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programming related to the theme of the college. The students work very closely with faculty and student staff members. The Discovery alumni community launched in the fall of 2014, giving upper-class students the opportunity to continue on with Discovery and serve as mentors for the first year students.