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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Olin Visits Alumni, Students in Bay Area
Olin College staff and faculty visited the Bay Area in June, enjoying a series of events in Palo Alto and San Francisco that brought together alumni and students living and working in the area for the summer.Read More
Partnership Sparked Through Sketch Model Summer Studio is Off-Broadway Bound
A partnership sparked through Olin's Sketch Model Summer Studio is now Off-Broadway bound, with Jonathan Adler's co-written play, “A Variant Strain” making it's debut this summer.Read More
Olin’s del Rosario Awarded NSF Grant for Studying How Engineers Understand Variability
Zachary del Rosario ’14, assistant professor of engineering, has been awarded a $180,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate how practicing engineers recognize data variability in their real-world projects.Read More
Greentown Labs Hosts Oliners for Week of Recruitment, Exploration and Partnerships.
Olin students, faculty and staff embrace a model of teaching and learning engineering centered on collaboration, exploration and hands-on experience – and this week’s events with Greentown Labs, is a noteworthy illustration of just that.Read More
Hendren Wins 2021 Science in Society Journalism Award
Sara Hendren has won a 2021 Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers for her 2020 Penguin Random House book, “What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World.”Read More
Adler Named Next Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review
Dr. Jonathan Adler, Professor of Psychology at Olin College of Engineering, has been named the next editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Review (PSPR) by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).Read More
Announcing the Olin E:Sustainability Concentration
Olin is excited to announce the creation of the E:Sustainability concentration, beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The new concentration will give students another area of interdisciplinary focus as they expand their engineering studies.Read More
Helping Others and Learning Human-Centered Engineering During Summer Research Program
This summer, Paul Ruvolo, associate professor of Computer Science, is leading a summer research team including a mix of Oliners, students from other colleges, and visually impaired users to improve and expand a tech platform he developed that assists low-vision and blind people navigate their surroundings.Read More
Lynch Named Olin College Dean of Faculty
Dr. Caitrin Lynch has been named Olin College Dean of Faculty, Provost Mark Somerville announced on July 9, 2021. This appointment was made after a nominating process and with significant input from Olin faculty.Read More
Sarang-Sieminski Named Dean of the College
Dr. Alisha Sarang-Sieminski has been named Dean of the College, Olin Provost Mark Somerville announced on April 22, 2021. Sarang-Sieminski, who uses they/them pronouns, has been at Olin for over 15 years and has established themself as a well-respected faculty member and institutional leader.Read More
Olin Helps Take the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) in a New Direction
At Olin, part of educating engineers is preparing them to be world-changers. This takes shape in different ways, including helping students consider the civic role that they can play in sustaining society and the planet. At Olin, one of the ways in which the concept of civic engagement is embodied in its Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP).Read More