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2014-04-04 23:39:54

The Wellesley Science and Technology EXPO is set for Saturday, April 5th with free admission and open to public; featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeff Hoffman, former NASA astronaut and Professor of the Practice of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, at 2:00pm. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The Wellesley Education Foundation is proud to host the first Wellesley Science & Technology Expo to be at on Saturday, April 5th from 10am to 3pm at the Wellesley High School. The EXPO is a...

2013-09-27 23:20:41

Unusual partnership brings together two very different institutions to see if hands-on, interactive approach can boost leadership skills, minority student retention in engineering. Needham, Mass. and El Paso, Texas (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and Olin College of Engineering have entered into a groundbreaking multi-year partnership to explore whether hands-on, interactive learning approaches such as those in use at Olin can boost leadership skills...

2013-09-11 23:18:54

U.S. News has ranked Olin College of Engineering up two ranks from last year. (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 U.S. News & World Report has ranked Olin College of Engineering as number four in the nation—a jump upward of two ranks from last year's position—among engineering institutions where a bachelor's or master's is the highest degree. The ranking was included in the U.S. News 2014 Best Colleges edition, which was published online September 10. Olin is listed among the...

2013-08-08 23:18:20

Sarang-Sieminski will continue to focus on strengthening the pedagogical aspects of SCOPE to make it a culminating experience that integrates the Olin curriculum. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, associate professor of bioengineering at Olin College of Engineering, has been named director of the college’s Senior Capstone Program in Engineering (SCOPE). Prior to the appointment, Sarang-Sieminski served as a faculty advisor and, from 2011, as assistant director of the...

2013-08-07 23:19:31

The Princeton Review praises the Needham engineering school for its real-world approach to engineering education focusing on hands-on, project-based learning, and close relations among peers and professors. Needham, Mass (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 The Princeton Review has named Olin College of Engineering one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education. The education services company features Olin in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 378...

2013-06-18 23:15:21

Olin to Work with Wide Range of Partners to Test Whether Design Thinking Could Improve Student Motivation and Performance (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 At last week´s Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago, Olin College of Engineering announced its commitment to a year-long pilot project to test whether innovative curricular approaches developed in Olin´s undergraduate engineering curriculum could help revamp K-12 education. The project will focus on introducing design thinking--an...

2013-05-28 23:03:22

New engineering program at respected Brazilian institution aims to create entrepreneurs and tech innovators to boost Brazilian economy Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Olin College of Engineering and Insper, a highly regarded business school in Sao Paulo, have signed an agreement for Olin to assist Insper in the creation of a new and innovative engineering school to complement its business program. The new engineering program, which will be located on Insper´s campus, is scheduled...

2013-05-09 23:43:16

Norman R. Augustine, Former CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, to Address Olin Graduates Needham, MA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Olin College of Engineering will hold its eighth commencement Sunday, May 19, beginning at 3 pm on the campus´s Great Lawn. Seventy-six members of the Class of 2013 will receive bachelor´s degrees during the ceremony. The commencement speaker will be Norman R. Augustine, the former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Augustine was raised in...

2013-04-16 23:02:27

Olin students recognized with scholarships from respected organizations Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 It´s that time of year when the recipients of prestigious scholarships and fellowships are announced, and once again the students and alumni of Olin College of Engineering are well represented among the lists of winners. Brendan T. Quinlivan, a junior and mechanical engineering major from Rutland, Mass., has been named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship Program...

2013-04-15 23:02:07

With the upcoming retirement of Olin's founding dean of student life, Rae-Anne Butera is appointed. Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Olin College of Engineering has named Rae-Anne Butera, associate dean of students and director of the First Year Experience at Smith College, as the new dean of student life. Butera will assume her role in July 2013, following the retirement of Rod Crafts, Olin´s founding dean of student life. “Rae-Anne was the top choice of the search...


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