At Olin College of Engineering, a fundamental part of our philosophy is that learning occurs through immersion in real-world applications. Our students engage in a hands-on approach from day one; the solutions they devise in the classroom must work for open-ended problems.

This approach results in more than just engineering students on the verge of graduating; it creates innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and leaders who apply the skills they’ve learned over their first three years at Olin to a corporate consulting project, called the Senior Capstone Program in Engineering (SCOPE).

SCOPE is a unique industry-university collaboration, and the culminating experience of an Olin student's education. Over the course of a full academic year, seniors work in multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative solutions to a company’s real-world problems. Notably, sponsors retain full rights to all intellectual property developed by the team.

Olin has conducted SCOPE projects for organizations around the country, including Fortune 500 corporations, government research laboratories, product development companies and small businesses and startups. SCOPE teams have worked with major companies from both the public and private sectors to:

  • Expand the potential for applications of multi-function radar arrays by improving performance
  • Create testing equipment for microfluidic drop technology to enhance accuracy and reduce cost 
  • Develop multi-vehicle coordination algorithms for teams of unmanned surface vessels and air vehicles
  • Improve migration resistance in esophageal stents for biomedical product development efforts



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Interested in learning more about our academic program? Interested in learning about working with Olin on a SCOPE project? General questions
about SCOPE?

Scott Hersey
Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Ruth Levine
Director of Business Development

Jessica McCarthy
SCOPE Program
Manager  jessica.mccarthy