Scenes from Commencement 2019
2019 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AMORY LOVINS
CO-FOUNDER, ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
Amory Lovins is a world-renowned energy innovator and consultant on efficient and sustainable energy policy, and co-founder and chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute.
A prolific author and sought-after speaker, Mr. Lovins is energy advisor to major firms and governments in more than 70 countries. He is especially known for his pioneering work in energy efficiency and as a designer of superefficient buildings, factories and vehicles. Time Magazine has named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and he is the recipient of many awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Design and World Technology awards.
If you would like to read Mr. Lovins' entire Commencement speech, please click here.
Entrepreneurship and AHS
At Olin, we connect the teaching of engineering to entrepreneurship as well as the arts, humanities and social sciences (AHS). We believe it’s not just about what our students know, but what they do with what they know that will allow them to make a difference in the world.
Our entrepreneurship stream offers students a structured experience to help them develop the mindset, the methods and the resources needed to act on their entrepreneurial ideas and interests.
We believe an education that includes arts, humanities and social sciences (AHS) is critical to developing well-rounded engineers, which is why AHS courses are required throughout the Olin curriculum.
Collaborate with Olin
Olin is more than just a laboratory for innovation in engineering education on our own campus. We are also a “Collaboratory,” dedicated to inspiring, enabling and equipping transformational educational experiences with and for other institutions.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Summer Institute – a weeklong interactive workshop for faculty teams engaged in a curricular change effort – June 10-14 at Olin.
2000+ educators have visited Olin since the inception of the Collaboratory in 2009. Many come in to do an introductory day visit, which is a compelling way to experience the unique culture of Olin and spark ideas.