Video: President Miller at the Next New World Forum

Noted journalist Tom Friedman recently hosted a Next New World forum where President Richard K. Miller and Harvard’s Tony Wagner shared the stage for a panel on Developing an Innovation-Driven Workforce. Read More

Message from the President


Believe it or not, I was the first employee of Olin College of Engineering. At that time, Olin was also the first new engineering school to open its doors since the 1950s, thanks to an unprecedented and visionary grant from the F. W. Olin Foundation whose leaders wanted to transform engineering education to prepare students for this century’s complex global challenges and remarkable opportunities.

To be honest, Olin has exceeded my wildest dreams. Not only are we attracting the most talented and enterprising students, faculty and staff, but we are on the top of many rankings for undergraduate colleges. We are gender balanced and our students disproportionately receive prestigious scholarships, attend top graduate programs, are highly sought after by employers and start businesses. They have one thing in common, however: they want to make a positive difference in the world.

In our first decade, we’ve proven that Olin’s new way of educating works. But as the world’s only engineering college serving as a lab school, we can never rest on our laurels. We are constantly exploring new and innovative educational methods and collaborating with other educators to revolutionize engineering education.

We invite you to follow our progress and join the revolution to shape the future of engineering education. Here is a list of ways you can stay updated and get involved with Olin and, as always, feel free to drop me a line at

Richard K. Miller