The Engineering for the Planet Learning Community is designed for first-year engineering students interested in protecting and enhancing the environment using a problem-solving approach, such as creating technology to ensure clean air and drinking water or designing products so that every aspect of daily life has the least environmental impact possible. You'll take your first engineering course taught by Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering faculty with fellow Engineering for the Planet Learning Community members. College of Engineering students are encouraged to apply for combining participation in this Learning Community with the Women in Engineering Learning Community housed in Harrison Hall.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the First-Year Engineering Program or to Pre-ABE in the College of Agriculture
  • This LC is not available to Honors College participants

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Harrison Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC



Fall 2016 Semester

Associated Classes

ENGR 10300, ENGR 13100


Events and Activities Included:

  • Ice cream social
  • Wind Farm tour
  • Wade Power Plant tour
  • Subaru of Indiana tour
  • West Lafayette Waste to Energy tour
  • Meals with faculty
  • Movie night


Information above subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your classes.

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