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 2019.

testWatershed: ENVE 189L-01

Open to all majors. MATH103 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 121L-01test 

 Open to all majors. HIST 121-01 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 189L-01

 Open to (mostly) CSE/IT majors. MATH103 and above.

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.

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: Fill out the Learning Community online application.

Step 2: Notify your advisor that you have applied to one of our Learning Communities and make sure it fits with your schedule.

Step 3: Register for classes, include the LC program you've selected.

Step 4: Attend the LC Orientation at the beginning of the fall semester. Information for this event will be sent to you in early August.

Step 5: You're all done! Someone will be in touch with you soon regarding your application!


How are members of the LCs selected?

Once a student's application is received and math placement scores are obtained, spaces for that LC are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with placement on an additional waiting list if necessary.

How will I know my application/acceptance status?

You will receive all notifications regarding your application by email using the addresses you have provided on your application.

What if I want to change my preference for LC but I already turned in my application?

You may change your LC preference before the fall semester begins by emailing OSL (osl@nmt.edu), however, acceptance into a different LC will depend on eligibility and available space. You may be put on a waiting list for the new LC if no spots are available at the time of the switch. No switches in LC courses will be done once the fall semester begins.

I have other questions that are not listed here.

If your question is still not listed there, please contact osl@nmt.edu.