Below you will find stories about our faculty, their research, awards and notable appointments, as well as books they've published, new courses they developed, and much more.
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New Interdisciplinary Course Helps Students See Engineering’s Big Picture
“Engineering in Context” allows students to self-integrate concepts of sustainability, ethics, and history into their studies.Read More
Watch: Two Student Teams Present Final Projects from Impact-Centered Olin Courses [Video]
Members of the Olin College faculty and staff were invited to the Campus Center recently to watch two student teams present their final projects for the impact-centered Olin courses: Environmental Consulting at Olin (ECO) and Change at Olin.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’s One-Stop-Shop for Accessible Learning and Creating
After years of reinvention, Olin’s Shop strives to be a welcoming resource for all. Over the last several years, Olin’s Shop has transformed from a traditional machine shop into an active learning environment focused on inclusivity, accessibility, and creativity.Read More
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
Olin Faculty Search Parties 2022
This October, Olin is holding three virtual events at which potential applicants will connect with Olin staff and faculty to get to know more about our community and opportunities available for joining the faculty.Read More
Olin Extends Footprint to Cambridge with “The Mirror”
Olin extends its footprint to Cambridge with “The Mirror, ” partnering with Kendall Square Association and HBCUs to expand what’s possible for the young people and industries of Cambridge.Read More
Olin team wins national “More Water Less Concentrate” competition
A team led by Olin College Assistant Professor Emily Tow and including eight Olin students, as well as members from Harmony Desalting, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), earned the top prize—$150,000—in the “More Water Less Concentrate” competition.Read More
Eastern Wind Power Donates Prototype Wind Turbine to Olin
Olin College is pleased to announce the generous donation by Linda M. and Jonathan Haar, owners of Eastern Wind Power, of a prototype of their Distributed Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) to the College.Read More
Experts say the discovery of Earthbound asteroids and comets needs improvement; too many satellites could prevent discovery
A new survey of planetary defense experts from Apollo Academic Surveys and Olin College of Engineering reports that discovery of asteroids and comets needs improvement. In addition, the proliferation of commercial satellites could prevent them from identifying Earthbound asteroids and comets.Read More
Building with Purpose: How to craft a PhD in ethical tech.
Emily Wang '16 and Sara Hendren, Associate Professor, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities at Olin, have written a new Q&A about accessibility and technology, finding the right graduate program, constructing a dissertation in disability and tech, and much more.Read More