Join us for a peek inside the unique curriculum creation and delivery process at Olin College in this series of developmental sessions based on some of our signature courses. In this series of 90-minute sessions, educators will experience the Olin approach to creating a course that puts students at the center of their learning experience. Each session features Olin faculty who will share their design process, project-based class activities, and the pedagogies used in Olin courses. 


Who should attend? 

Educators from any discipline interested in stimulating transformational educational experiences.


Why choose this program?

·     Exposure to Olin's unique curricular pedagogies and innovations

·     Inspiration to fuel your own curricular redesigns

·     Access to tools and methods to innovate engineering education


What sessions are offered in this program? 


Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (EST)

Let’s get interdisciplinary: Developing and running “Six Microbes that Changed the World” – a course at the interface of science and society

-- Rob Martello | Jean Huang


Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am (EST)

Identity Development in Emerging Adults: Who Are We Working With?

-- Jonathan Adler


Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)

How to Critique

-- Tim Ferguson Sauder


Friday, March 12, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)

Leveraging Smartphone Sensor Apps in Quantitative Engineering Classes

-- Jeff Dusek | Melinda Malley


Friday, March 19, 2021 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (EST)

Doing Good in the World: Raising ecological consciousness in engineering education through contemplative pedagogies

-- Yevgeniya Zastavker|Madhvi Venkatesh


Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am (EST)

Projects with Purpose: Telling Stories About Why You Care

-- Jonathan Adler |Gillian Epstein


Friday, April 9, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)

Biomimicry: Engaging Students in Design Inspired by Nature - A model for integrating engineering and the natural sciences for sustainability

-- Benjamin Linder| Jean Huang


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)

Making the Olin Shop: Culture, Space and Student Innovation

-- Daniela Faas


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)

Engineering Systems Analysis: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Mid-Level Engineering Courses

-- Chris Lee| Diana Dabby


Monday, April 26, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (EST)

Grand Challenges and Individual Reflections: GCSP and Bridging the Engineering/Humanities Divide

  -- Alison Wood |Rob Martello






Basic Access

Live Access Package: Free

Synchronous access to any or all sessions of your choice.


Premium Access

Individual Educator Package: $300

Can't make the live events? Access recordings of all sessions at the Individual Educator rate of $300.


Premium Access

Teaching and Learning Institutional Package: $4,500

For those wishing to utilize the series as part of a faculty development program on their own campus, we offer a "Teaching and Learning" package that includes synchronous and asynchronous access to all sessions with permission to distribute at your institution. This package, which has been created for Teaching & Learning Centers, also includes a live “AMA” session with Olin faculty, customized to your faculty needs and focused on your curriculum design and questions. This packaged experience is designed not just to inspire but advance interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum design in higher education STEM programs.

Click below for more information on each session, and to register.