Academic LIfe

At Olin College of Engineering we want our students to experience learning not just in formal and technical ways, but also as explorers and creators who design their own path. Learning happens everywhere -- in group experiences like faculty-led classes, student-led independent studies, and co-curriculars (where students, faculty and staff come together around common interests) -- in student clubs and organizations, ranging from highly structured engineering competition teams to service organizations, social clubs and sports teams -- in exploring the boundaries of knowledge and innovation working on research projects with faculty -- and by pursuing new ideas and passions through independent studies and Passionate Pursuits.

Learning in all of these contexts is fun and inspiring, and it lets students work on things they are excited about. These activities inspire creativity and equip students to use what they’ve learned to make a positive impact on the world. Our campus culture values engagement and learning, no matter where it happens. Each semester we celebrate student work at the Olin Expo, where students share the project they are most excited about.