NMT Learning Communities

First-Year Research

Designed to encourage academic success, the Learning Community program is focused on research-themed Learning Communities. As an LC student, you have the opportunity to work with research faculty and peer learning coaches on a first-year research project.

Participating in research, having access to resources and support, and developing a strong sense of community can really improve your Tech experience.

Learning Communities

Below is a list of Learning Community courses offered in Fall 2020.

testWatershed: ENVE 189L-01

Open to all majors. MATH1230 and above.

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.

Full STEAM Ahead: HIST 1166L-01test 

 Open to all majors. HIST 11166 Co-Requirement.

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 will fulfill a social sciences requirement. We will build pre-steam machines while investigating the history of science and technology, visit research labs on campus, and finally chose a modern technology to research and present at the Student Research Symposium.

mobile groupCyber Security: CSE 189-01

 Open to (mostly) CSE/IT majors. MATH1220 and above.

This course will provide an introductory overview of the field of cybersecurity, with hands-on labs on basic cryptography, system security, and web security.  Students will learn how to protect their identity and sensitive data by applying computer security technologies.

Geology Rocks!: ERTH 189L-01geo work in progress

 Open to all majors. FALL ONLY.

This LC will focus on geology and field-based geologic research. Students will learn basic geology, how to apply the scientific method to the interpretation of geologic features, and will participate in individual and group research projects using data they collect. There will be numerous field trips, including trips to the local mountains and White Sands National Monument. Students must have basic camping gear and must be capable of moderately strenuous hiking on uneven ground.

Here's How:

Step 1: Notify your advisor of your interest in our Learning Communities and make sure it fits with your schedule.

Step 2: Register for classes, include the LC program you've selected.

Step 3: You're all done! 



What if I want to change my registration to a different LC?

 You can register for the new LC and drop your current LC on Banweb.


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