The Ins and Outs of the College Supplemental Essay!
| Victoria Moore
As December rolls around and the days get shorter, you might be spending these chilly evenings (at least it’s cold here in New England...) putting the final touches on your college applications. Maybe (we hope!) you’re even prepping your application to Olin. If that’s the case, you’ve already seen that we have one required supplemental essay in addition to the Common App Personal Statement. We also have an optional supplemental essay, but that is simply an opportunity for you to share any further information about yourself that might be missing from your application.Read More
The Parent POV from "Inside the House": Tips on the College Search
| Susan Brisson & Dani Beauchesne
Calling all parents! Our Office of Admission and Financial Aid has some wonderful staff members who have gone through the college search and application with their children. As folks who have been on both “sides of the aisle” as parent and admission professional they have some advice to share....Read More
Heads or Tails: The Choice to Come to Olin!
| Esther Aduamah
Hey, my name is Esther and I’m a first year here at Olin! It might surprise you to know that choosing Olin involved flipping a coin between my top choices, but and let me tell you, I couldn't be happier with my decision. My experiences here have been nothing short of the silly, amazing, random, serendipitous journey that I hoped to have when I went to college.Read More
How to Figure out which Colleges "Fit" You!
| Jenna Green
Finding the “perfect college” is a daunting task, with thousands of colleges in the United States alone, it can be difficult to find the college that is just right for you! So, let’s talk about what are some of the best ways to find your college “fit”.Read More
What's up with Olin Clubs? Part Two
| Camilo, Melissa, Dexter, Dokyun
Welcome to Part Two of our blog series “What’s up with Olin Clubs” where we introduce you to just a few of the MANY Olin clubs offered on our campus. Our students love being busy (in a fun way) and they want to share with you what’s up!
Olin's Majors: The Student POV
| Pauline Peterson
Hello! My name is Pauline and I’m a current sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering and concentrating on entrepreneurship and one of the main reasons I decided to come to Olin was the classes. To show the range of Olin majors to be explored I went around and interviewed Oliner upperclassmen within the different majors. Read below about their varied academic journeys and the majors they’ve pursued.Read More
Breakdown of the College Interview: Tips & Tricks
| Victoria Moore
Ah the college interview! Depending on the schools which you are applying to (hopefully including Olin!) their policies on interviewing can vary widely and the types of interviews they offer could be quite different.
What's up with Olin Clubs? Part One
| Malvina and Cassandre
At Olin, students do a little bit of everything! Once classes are done for the day you can find Oliners rushing to a variety of clubs and extracurriculars. Hear from two Oliners in this new blog as they share more about their clubs.Read More
Meet the Members of Olin's Society of Women Engineers (SWE!)
Here at Olin, we have clubs as far as the eye can see! Everything ranging from our incredibly popular Olin Fire Arts Club (their performances are FIRE, check them out at their YouTube Channel) to our Rocketry project team that competes nationally. One important organization on campus is our active and inclusive Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Chapter. SWE provides Olin students- (of all genders)- who are interested in promoting women in engineering, with professional development opportunities and mentorship.Read More
Extra, Extra Extracurriculars!
| Jenna Green
Starting is the hardest part. I know it sounds cliché, but it is true. Whether it is starting a new job, getting yourself to go to the gym, or in this case getting started with your college applications. Olin College’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid is here to help you through each step of the dreaded “blank page syndrome.” This post will be walking you through the “Activities” section of the Common Application.Read More
Tips on Starting your College Application!
| Susan Brisson
While the temperatures are still summerish here in Needham, the Olin Class of 2027 has arrived on campus, and fall is in the air! You can keep your sweaters packed away for a few more weeks, but I would strongly encourage you to begin thinking about your college applications (like you haven’t been thinking about them all summer, I’m sure!). The first step in any big endeavor is always the hardest one to take, so with that, I have a few tips to help you start your college applications.Read More
Sponsor: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
Faculty Advisor: Alessandra Ferzoco
Failure Mode Analysis of NFC Near Plumbing Infrastructure
Our objective is to understand the limitations of Near Field Communication (NFC) in various environments and around different interferences. This technology can be used to determine temperatures within fluid valves to enable easier testing, calibration, and troubleshooting for water temperature issues.Read More
Faculty Advisor: Lawrence Neeley
SparkCharge Roadie V3 Environmental Hardening
SparkCharge, a leader in mobile EV charging solutions, currently serves 382 markets across the United States, with services ranging from out-of-charge assistance to large-scale fleet charging. To ensure SparkCharge products are capable of providing consistent and reliable coverage at all times, the SparkCharge SCOPE team aims to introduce retrofittable solutions to the Roadie V3 system that eliminate vulnerabilities during severe weather conditions.