At Purdue, our Global Engineering Cultures and Practice Learning Community welcomes first-year engineering students who want to advance technology and develop leadership skills in the context of an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. Students will take one of their first engineering courses from Global Engineering Program (GEP) faculty/staff. As students explore the meaning of culture and cultural sensitivity as they relate to engineering design and sustainability, they will begin the process of developing global engineering competence. By design, this Learning Community will include both domestic and international students for a true cross-cultural experience at Purdue from day one. Whether students are interested in global engineering from the perspective of globalization, international development, or a desire to engage with students from diverse backgrounds, this Learning Community will expand their horizons and fuel their creativity. Beyond the classroom this Learning Community offers opportunities for extracurricular activities and cultural exchange. Activities vary based on the interests of the students and the Common Reading theme, but typically include: field trips, recreational activities (bowling, billiards, trivia night, etc.) holiday celebrations, weekly study tables, and information sessions and panels related to opportunities for global learning. 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.

Eligibility

  • 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
  • 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

 

Duration

Fall 2015 Semester

Associated Classes

Fall – ENGR 10300, ENGR 13100, ENGL 10600 OR ENGL 10600I

 

Events and Activities Included:

  • Writing lab tour
  • Global Fest
  • Global Design team Exposition and Callout
  • Bowling Night
  • 3D Printing Projects
  • Subaru of Indiana Tour
  • Summer research and internship opportunities
  • Writing in Engineering panel
  • Study Groups
  • End of semester project showcase

 

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. Also, if you are placed in this Learning Community, you will be registered for one of two specific sections of English Composition connected to the LC: either ENGL 106 (may meet up to 4 times per week) or ENGL 106I (may meet up to 5 times per week). There is no mechanism for preference. The difference in the possible number of meeting times is a function of course structure and not a reflection of a difference in rigor, content, or amount of work.

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