Skip to main content

Together, we can Protect Purdue.

See our FAQs

NOTE:  This learning community is not available for the 2018-19 academic year.

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 Earhart or Shreve Halls.


  • 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 - Honors College students will participate in the Engineering Honors LC

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Shreve 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 2018 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 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.

Learning Communities  HILL 1301 3rd Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 - (765) 494-2020,

© 2018 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Student Life Marketing

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact Learning Communities at