Olin's Deb Chachra was interviewed by the Boston Globe and asked to share what Haugen was like as a student. “She was not just brilliant...she was committed…”
Ethics and Engineering
Frances Haugen '06, a member of the first graduating class of Olin College revealed herself recently as the Facebook whistleblower. Haugen says she wants to make social media better, to serve society better and those that taught her at Olin are sharing what she was like in class, while taking the opportunity to reiterate the case for ethics in engineering education.
Olin's Rob Martello tells the Boston Globe that engineers cannot simply focus on creating products anymore; they must weigh the ethical implications of what they create.
Olin Considers Consequences
Olin College students are increasingly putting ethics at the center of their design. And concepts like “design refusal” are gaining traction in the curriculum through the work of Assistant Professor of Social and Computer Science Erhardt Graeff and Visiting Assistant Professor Zachary Del Rosario '14 and Olin students.
Erhardt Graeff, Assistant Professor of Social and Computer Science, recently wrote The Responsibility to Not Design and the Need for Citizen Professionalism. Read it here.
Zachary del Rosario '14, Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering, recently wrote Why STEM Students Need to Learn Design Refusal. Read it here.