Ways to get involved:
The Purdue Institute for Civic Communication (PICC) is a university-wide and nonpartisan center dedicated to providing students with learning experiences in and about the real world.
Made possible through a long partnership between C-SPAN and Ambassador Curiel, professor in the Lamb School of Communication, and support from the Daniels Fund, the PICC promotes student success through innovative teaching, mentoring, and real-world application of their education. Students find success as they learn a greater appreciation for the shared values of citizenship, civic participation, and integrity in words and actions.
PICC NATIONAL POLL
PICC is now in is second year of a national poll on civic confidence: what Americans know, how they participate, and what they believe about the state of the nation. PICC undergraduate students design and field the surveys in partnership with Penn Schoen Berland of Washington, D.C.
Executive Director of the PICC, Ambassador Carolyn Curiel was invited to speak at the University of West London. Her presentation Democracy Unplugged covered the 2016 presidential election, the role that the news media has played in the democratic process and what Americans know and believe about the state of the nation.
The PICC is partnered with C-SPAN to send four of our students to the National Conventions. Read about the media internship experience with Ben Baker and Myles Carlos as they blog about their experience from the Republican National Conventions, and follow James Doherty and Nate Thomas as they intern with C-SPAN in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.