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Students in this cohort of The Data Mine will work in multidisciplinary teams of students to engage in research-based projects. Research teams are vertically-integrated in that they consist of first-year students, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate student mentors. Most projects in VIP last multiple years. Research undertaken by VIP teams include projects in  Electrical and Computer Engineering; Civil Engineering; Forestry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; Libraries; Aeronautics and Astronautics, and more.

Additional information can be found at datamine.purdue.edu/VIP.

Eligibility

Any undergraduate student with interest in the Data Sciences.  The student background will help to determine the specific VIP research team which the student is admitted.

Residential Component

  • Incoming First-Year Students from this learning community must reside in Hillenbrand Hall
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • tudents who are required to reside in a different residence hall (e.g. due to the Honors College or athletics participation) or who do not sign a housing contract may not participate in this learning community
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community

Duration

Full Academic Year

Associated Classes

Fall

  • Enrollment in the appropriate course section (2 credits) of the VIP courses. Students may enroll in these courses for multiple semesters. The courses are First-Year, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Participation In Vertically Integrated Projects (in Engineering, e.g. ENGR 17920, 27920, 37920, 47920)
  • STAT 19000, 29000, 39000, or 49000 (1 credit) The Data Mine I or III or V or VII

Spring

  • Enrollment in the appropriate course section (2 credits) of the VIP courses. Students may enroll in these courses for multiple semesters. The courses are First-Year, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Participation In Vertically Integrated Projects (in Engineering, e.g. ENGR 17920, 27920, 37920, 47920)
  • STAT 19000, 29000, 39000, or 49000 (1 credit) The Data Mine The Data Mine II or IV or VI or VIII

Additional information can be found at datamine.purdue.edu/VIP.

Events and Activities Included:

  • Weekly dinners with LC participants
  • Tour of Purdue’s computational facilities
  • Social gatherings with LC members
  • Seminars by visiting speakers including practicing actuaries and data scientists
  • Meals with campus and community leaders
  • Game / recreation nights
  • Career and graduate school panels

Information above is 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 courses.

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