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The Engineering Living Learning Community (ELLC) brings together students wishing to pursue a career engineering.This residential community fosters exploration of this career path through courses, programming, services, and connections to campus and community resources.

This LLC is advised by Lauren Klingshirn, who may be contacted at It is housed in Community Park.


  • A Peer Mentor to assist you with the transition from high school to college.
  • Tutors in your residence hall to assist you with homework and studying for tests.
  • Opportunities to network with representatives from companies (such as Cummins in Columbus, Indiana) who typically hire Speed students for co-op rotations
  • Academic programs to assist you in becoming more successful as a student.
  • Social activities to assist you in getting to know community members better.
  • Program Houses that provide smaller communities with the ELLC that are divided based on student interest area including career exploration, community service, experiential learning and leadership
  • An opportunity to apply for an undergraduate research experience in the summer after first year with a faculty mentor within your specific Engineering major

Who can apply?

  • Any incoming first-year student with an engineering major

Required Courses

There are no specific courses that correspond with the ELLC, but students will take similar Engineering courses in their first year. Students will receive information about course scheduling at the beginning of the summer and at the summer orientation they attend. 

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