World of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The World of Engineering and Applied Sciences is designed for incoming freshmen who have an interest in computer or electrical engineering or computer science. You will be introduced to a variety of opportunities to develop your skills in the computing and engineering sciences, to network with likeminded students in groups such as the UAlbany IEEE Student Branch or Robotics Club, or to learn about exciting research opportunities. You will be engaged in a fun community, all while preparing to take your place among the next generation of innovators who will create solutions to problems of critical importance to society.

Click here to view the World of Engineering and Applied Sciences brochure!


As a member of an L-LC, you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together! 

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain and active member of your L-LC your freshman year, you could become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly meals in your own dining hall!
World of Engineering and Applied Sciences Lead Faculty: Professor Jon Muckell
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Mondays 11:30 AM - 12:25 PM

Academic Advisor: Mike Geroux

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Engineering and Applied Sciences is a perfect fit for students interested in or planning to study Computer or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.

What does the World of Engineering and Applied Sciences do?

The World of Engineering and Applied Science will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend technology-themed events together.

Fall 2019 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Engineering and Applied Science
IECE 110: Introduction to Engineering
IECE 111: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering                                                            APHY 140: Physics 1                                                                                                                                     or                                                                                                                                                                 ICSI 201: Introduction to Computer Science

Spring 2020 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Gaming nights and hackathons
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends
  • Helping local elementary school children learn about computing and engineering
  • Guest speakers
  • Study groups
  • Video game tournaments
  • IEEE Student Chapter activities
  • Robotics club activities