Engineering for impact
From its inception, Olin’s only constant has been our drive to transform how engineering is taught, learned, and perceived. We pursue this goal alongside partners—educators, innovators, and industry leaders—who share our goal to make engineering education sustainable, equitable, and accessible for all.
Olin Students are First Undergraduates to Achieve Sustained Fire of Ion Thruster
On January 30, 2023, six students from the Olin Plasma Engineering & Electric Propulsion Lab (PEEP), reached a major milestone at MIT’s Space Propulsion Lab: they achieved ignition. Making them the first undergraduate team in the world to successfully design, build and fire a steady-state Hall-effect thruster (HET).Read More
Millner Directing Curriculum for New PBS KIDS Show
Associate Professor of Computing and Innovation Amon Millner is contributing his expertise on cultivating computational thinking skills in young children to a new PBS KIDS show called Lyla in the Loop.
Olin Students Present at Engineering Education Conference in Sweden
This fall, a group of Olin students had an important professional development opportunity as they presented at an international educational research conference with their faculty advisor.Read More
2022 Year in Review: Our Top Twelve Stories
To start the new year, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite Olin stories from 2022. Inauguration, Facebook whistleblowing, alumni sustainability, small satellites, engineering with purpose, bold visions, autonomous robotics - 2022 (and these stories) had it all.Read More
Educational Partnership with Local Compost Company Grows Impact-Centered Education at Olin
In Jean Huang's Biology foundation class, “Think Like a Biologist,” students and professor are engaged in a unique partnership with a local compost company - Black Earth Compost, who's sponsoring the lab portion of the class for the entire semester.Read More
OSSTP Students Designing SmallSat Educational Toy
A student-led team from the Olin Satellite + Spectrum Technology & Policy (OSSTP) Group is working on an easy-to-ship educational model of a small satellite, or SmallSat, geared towards K–5 students around the world.Read More