PEEC (Program for an Engineering Education Community)

Program for an Engineering Education Community

Thank you for your interest in the PEEC living learning community! To be considered for participation, please complete the LMU Housing application, in addition to the short form found on this page. Submit by May 31st for full consideration; all applicants will be notified before June Orientation. Please note that the PEEC program requires students to move-in early to campus. This year, the date is set for Tuesday, August 22th. There is a one-time $200 program fee for participants.

Apply to join the PEEC Living-Learning Community
Please complete the PEEC application only if you are interested in participating and agree to the requirements discussed below. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been accepted to PEEC before June orientation.

WHAT IS PEEC?
PEEC is a living learning community program for first-year freshman engineering students in the LMU Seaver College of Science and Engineering.

As a PEEC participant, you will be required to:
1. Reside in the PEEC Learning Community in Del Rey South. Dedicate your time to the PEEC community’s study, service, and social activities.

2. Participate in the PEEC Los Angeles Experience. Participants are expected to check in to campus early for the Explore LA activities (August 23rd, the Wednesday before fall classes begin). In the past these activities have included the following engineering sites: Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), LA Metro Transportation, Disney Youth Education Series program for Physics, Port of Los Angeles, and WISH Charter School. 

3. Enroll in ENGR 198, Exploring Engineering during the spring semester. The course is focused on engineering service projects and designed to help first-year freshman engineering students navigate challenges, explore opportunities, and assist/collaborate on community service projects that help foster LMU’s mission.

4. Attend Serve LA in the Fall Semester with the Center for Service and Action.

There is a $200 program fee to participate in PEEC. The fee will be charged to the students’ accounts at the beginning of the fall semester and covers the costs for most meals, transportation and other expenses of the program.


ELEMENTS OF THE PEEC PROGRAM

ENGR 100 (Fall) AND 198 (Spring) COURSES

The ENGR 100 and 198 courses hold the objective to provide PEEC students with the required insight and tools to succeed in engineering. A key element of the ENGR 100 course is a community-based service project, where teams of students plan, design, build and analyze a beneficial project in collaboration with non-profit outreach oriented agencies in the Los Angeles area. In addition, the two courses provide an introduction to areas of study, highlight career opportunities, and assist in acquiring the skills and information necessary to succeed in engineering. 

PEEC RESIDENCE HALL COMMUNITY
PEEC students live in the living-learning community designated for them in Del Rey South. Living in the community fosters a positive and supportive environment to help students learn together and from one another, as they experience the challenging integrated coursework specifically designed for them. The community is staffed with two resident advisors (RAs) who are also engineering students. They are responsible for building community on the floor and planning activities and programs for the students throughout the academic year. They also accompany the students on the “Explore Los Angeles” trips and are available as an academic resource.

PEEC EXPLORE LOS ANGELES
The week before the beginning of fall semester, all students enrolled in PEEC participate in a pre-college experience to acquaint with one another, the PEEC faculty, LMU and the Los Angeles area. The students have the opportunity to get settled into their community before the majority of new students arrive.  The extra time allows them to begin forming bonds and friendships prior to tackling the challenging, but rewarding coursework that lies ahead in the next four years. The program starts off with a welcome dinner held on the Tuesady prior to the start of the fall semester. 

Apply to join the PEEC Living-Learning Community

If you have any questions about participating in a living learning community, contact Dr. Sandra Luca at sluca@lmu.edu