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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...

2013-06-20 23:16:52

Hosted by the City of Gloucester and Olin College of Engineering, the 2013 Sailbot Regatta results are in! Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 The 2013 Sailbot Regatta was marked by a spectrum of weather only found in New England; everything from warm sunny days to squalls with 30 knot gusts. Sixteen teams from around the globe met in Gloucester, Massachusetts to brave the elements and put on a spectacular contest. Building on the success of previous regattas, SailBot 2013 was hosted by the...

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...

2013-04-03 23:02:20

For the first time, high schools join race to build best robotic sail boat in a regatta sponsored by Olin College Needham, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 The robotic sailing regatta has more than doubled in size in one year, thanks to a growing interest in robotics and the addition of a 1-meter hull class, geared toward attracting high school participation. Hosted by Olin College and the City of Gloucester, the regatta has attracted nineteen teams, including seven high school teams looking to...

2013-02-16 23:02:19

In its profile of Olin, The Princeton Review's editors praise the school for its “rigorous engineering curriculum that prepares students to be twenty-first century engineers.” The editors also approvingly note Olin´s project-based approach to engineering education. Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 Olin College is one of the nation's “Best Value” colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles Olin in...

2012-03-03 21:00:00

Accomplished leaders Barry L. Cox, James D. Plummer and John J. Tracy bring expertise and insight to Olin's President's Council. Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) March 03, 2012 Richard K. Miller, president of Olin College of Engineering, today announced the appointment of three distinguished individuals to the college´s President´s Council. Named were Barry L. Cox, a member of the board of directors of Audience, Inc. and Summit Microelectronics; James D. Plummer, dean of the School of...

2012-02-21 18:05:00

Olin College junior Margaret Ann Seger has been selected as one of just two female Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Engineering Fellows for 2012. Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Chosen from a pool of nearly 1,000 applications from over 100 universities, Olin College junior Margaret Ann Seger has been selected as one of just two female Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Engineering Fellows for 2012. The newly launched KPCB Engineering Fellows Program is a...

2011-11-29 12:30:00

$180,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation funds undergraduate research awards for up to 24 women at Olin College. The awards, which will begin in 2013, will provide stipends and other support to women students enabling them to pursue research with a faculty advisor. Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 Through its Clare Boothe Luce Program, the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., of New York City, has made a grant of $180,000 to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering to fund undergraduate...

2011-11-18 13:30:00

Olin College appoints its first alumni trustee. Susan Fredholm Murphy '06, a member of Olin's inaugural class and an Olin "partner," helped to build the young college. Murphy now works as a senior consultant and manager at PE International in Boston. Needham, MA (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 Susan Fredholm Murphy, a senior consultant and manager at PE International in Boston and member of the inaugural class at Olin College of Engineering, has been named the college's first alumni trustee. "We...

2011-05-26 00:00:28

Three Graduates from Olin's Class of 2011 join two members of the Class of 2010 as the first five Olin College Grand Challenge Scholars (GCS). Olin alongside the University of Southern California and Duke University founded the GCS program. http://www.olin.edu Needham, MA (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Three members of Olin's Class of 2011 are joining two members of last year's class in becoming the first Olin graduates to be designated as Grand Challenge Scholars (GCS). Along with the University of...


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