Welcome to NMT's First-Year LLC Program!

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Designed to encourage academic success, the LLC program is focused on research-themed Living Learning Communities. As an LLC Student, you have the opportunity to (but are NOT required to) live with other LLC students in Torres hall while taking many of the same courses together, including a first-year research or design project. Participating in research, having access to resources and support, and developing a strong sense of community can really improve your NMT experience!

Below is a list of all of our current LLC's. Click on an image below to open a document detailing more about the LLC!

You can also click here to meet the SES/OSL Team, or here to meet our faculty.

Sustainability

PHYS 189 (MWF, 1:00-1:50)

Fall Semester: 3 Credit Hour Weather and Climate, Dr. Sessions.

Spring Semester: 1 Credit Hour Energy Lab, Dr. Minschwaner.

Sustainability focuses on understanding Earth’s climate and energy future. This is a great option for students needing additional credits in the fall semester. Taken together, the lecture and lab qualify as the 4 cr. lab science GED requirement. Students apply math and physics concepts to understanding climate, deploy field and lab instrumentation to collect data, analyze data using MATLAB. Open to all majors, coreq. MATH103.

Aerospace

MENG 189 (W, 12:00-12:55)

Fall Semester: 1 Credit Hour Aerospace, Dr. Yilmaz.

Spring Semester: 1 Credit Hour Aerospace, Dr. Yilmaz.

Aerospace will provide a basic introduction to the principles of research and will contain both laboratory and lecture components. In the fall, you will learn fundamentals of aerospace engineering with emphasis on aerodynamics, propulsion, wind tunnel and aircraft and rocket design, and more. In the spring, you will work on two applied projects to design parts of an aircraft and a rocket. Open to all majors, coreq. MATH103.


Mobile Computing

CSE 189 (F, 1:00-1:50)

Fall Semester: 1 Credit Hour Android Apps, Dr. Zheng

Spring Semester: 1 Credit Hour Android Apps, Dr. Zheng.

Mobile Computing focuses on the structure of Android based applications and the structure of mobile applications. Students coming in at MATH103 or MATH104 will also take CSE107, students coming in at MATH131 or above with previous programming experience will also take CSE113. Open to Computer Science and Information Technology majors, coreq. MATH103.

Watershed

ERTH 189 (F, 1:00-2:55)

Fall Semester: 1 Credit Hour Watershed, Dr Harrison and Dr. Richardson.

Spring Semester: 1 Credit Hour Watershed, Dr Harrison and Dr. Richardson.

Students work on project design and development, build and deploy field instrumentation to collect data, and analyze data using MATLAB and other software. This is an excellent choice for Earth and Environmental Science, Petroleum, Environmental, and Civil Engineering, and Chemistry majors with a focus on water in the environment. Open to all majors, coreq. MATH103.


Full STEAM Ahead

HIST 189 (MWF, 10:00-10:50)
HIST 189L (R, 2:00-3:50)

Fall Semester: 3 cr. + 1cr. lab History of Science and Technology, Dr. Mikhailova

Spring Semester: 3 cr. + 1cr. lab History of Science and Technology, TBD

Our newest addition, STEAM, brings hands-on experience to the humanities! The 3 cr. lecture in the fall semester will fulfill a humanities requirement and the 3 cr. lecture in the spring semester will fulfill a social sciences requirement. The lectures will cover the history of science and technology from ancient to modern with associated lab experiments that will apply math, physics, and engineering concepts. Open to all majors, coreq. ENGL111.

Robotics

MENG 189-01 (F, 2:00-4:55)
MENG 189-01 (F, 2:00-4:55)

Fall Semester: 1 Credit Hour Lab, Dr. Grow and Dr. Wedeward.

Spring Semester: 1 Credit Hour Lab, Dr. Grow and Dr. Wedeward.

NOTICE: The robotics LLC is currently full. Applicants may not apply to the robotics LLC at this time.   Robotics LLC research will provide a basic introduction to robotics, and will contain both laboratory and lecture components. You will learn basic computer programming concepts, work with a variety of sensors and actuators, and design and build mechanical components. Using the Arduino microcontroller, you and your team will compete in robotics challenges. Prior experience programming is not required. Open to all majors, coreq. MATH103.