Olin’s EASE Lab, directed by Amon Millner, is dedicated to deploying novel opportunities for overlooked students to experience and identify with engineering. Learn about this innovative lab in our latest story.
The Future of Engineering
Engineering is best served by having the most diverse points of view and voices at the table and connecting students with projects and resources to make their own ideas into realities isn't just abstract theory at Olin. Faculty and students are putting these ideas into practice and building the future of engineering and engineering education.
Students and faculty at Olin are reconsidering the role of engineers in designing solutions that could do harm. Find out how the concept of “design refusal” first surfaced at Olin in this recent story.
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 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…”
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.