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The Data Mine

The Data Mine is a living, learning and research-based community created to introduce students to data science concepts and equip them to create solutions to real-world problems.

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Agriculture Technology and Innovation

This learning community is open to any student interested in using technology to look at agriculture in new and innovative ways.  

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Air Force ROTC

The Air Force ROTC of Purdue Learning Community is designed to bring together freshmen AFROTC students who have the ultimate goal of becoming Officers in the United States Air Force.

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Altered Harmony: Jazz and Society

Explore the "conversation" of jazz music and its impact on American democracy and society.

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Army ROTC

The Army ROTC Learning Community is designed to immerse students into an environment that promotes team building and a sense of belonging within the AROTC program.

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Aviation

The Aviation Learning Community is designed for students who have an interest in flight and Aviation Technology at Purdue.

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Boiler Serves: Community Engagement

Boiler Serves is a strengths-based program that supports students in understanding their unique leadership abilities they possess that enable them to practice service for positive social change.

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Computer and Information Technology (CIT)

The CIT Learning Community will help you get off to a good start in the Computer and Information Technology program in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

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Construction Management

The Construction Management Learning Community will help you “build” a strong foundation in your college career.

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Creativity and Technology

This LC is a collaboration between the English and CGT departments and combines foundational technical, critical, and creative skills for a fulfilling 21st-century career.

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Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology Learning Community is focused on exploring the range of opportunities in Engineering Technology.

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

If you have an interest in learning how businesses launch, compete and grow, consider the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community (ELC).

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Environmental Film and Media

Are you concerned about the environment? Climate change? Species extinction? Animal rights? The future of the planet? Changing the world? Then this is the learning community for you.

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Environmental Sciences

The Environmental Sciences Learning Community provides you with an opportunity to explore emerging problems and innovative solutions concerning the environment.

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Future Media

A journey of discovery of new media experiences, technologies, and business models combining technical work in new media and 3D visualization with theoretical analysis of future media scenarios empowered by trade-off thinking.

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Gender Inclusive Residential Community

This Learning Community welcomes all students and provides a gender inclusive residential environment in addition to oppotunities for connection with faculty from interdisciplinary studies.  

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Hands-On Design and Fabrication

This experience focuses on training students in varying state-of-the-art fabrication and manufacturing techniques so they can learn how to design, plan, and build a project themselves.  

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Leadership for Social Change

The Leadership for Social Change Learning Community focuses on leadership that positively impacts the world.

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Math Education

A great way for Teacher Education students to explore Math Education through a common course, professional development, and social activities.

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Musical Theater

The Musical Theater Learning Community provides incoming students with an instant social and learning group that is interested in Broadway, theater, and music.

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Naval ROTC

The Naval ROTC Learning Community is devoted to building a solid foundation for future Navy and Marine Corps Officers.

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Psychology

Join other first-year Psychology students with your interests as they begin exploring human behavior and the mind. Through active LC participation, you will bring your classroom education to life.

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Study Plants @ Purdue

Come grow your plant knowledge and interest in this first-semester learning community! 

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TEACH! Secondary

TEACH! Learning Communities are designed to bring first-year Teacher Education students together through academics, professional development, and social activities.

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Technology Leadership and Innovation

This Learning Community challenges participants to be active social change agents in society and fosters an environment that encourages students to explore and learn about themselves.

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Texts, Meaning and Life

Be transformed by reading Transformative Texts! Consider life’s big questions while fulfilling your Written and Oral Communication course requirements and exploring diverse human responses to “the meaning of life”.

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The Data Mine - Corporate Partnerships

In this cohort of The Data Mine, students will work on research projects sponsored by corporate partners of the University. 

 

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The Data Mine - Critical Data Studies

This Data Mine Learning Community, part of a collaboration with the Honors College, Purdue Libraries and the Department of Anthropology, seeks to create tools and methods to help scholars think critically and engage the public in conversation about the role of Data Science in society.

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The Data Mine - Data Visualization

Students in this cohort of The Data Mine will learn the essentials of data visualization, which is a key component of data science and a common thread across majors and disciplines.

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The Data Mine - Institutional Assessment, Diversity, and Student Success

Students will utilize data to study many aspects of the student experience at Purdue University, including not only institutional assessment projects, but also components and activities related to diversity, student success, campus climate, research methodologies, etc.

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The Data Mine - Philosophy

Students in this Data Mine cohort will learn to recognize, explore and apply philosophical methods and approaches to data science.

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The Data Mine - Writing and the Data Sciences

We will focus on how to shape compelling, data-rich narratives for diverse audiences.

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Women in Technology

The WIT LC provides great insight and perspective about the successes of women in the various fields of technology.

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