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Teaching & Learning
Engineering for Humanity
This introductory course at Olin blends Anthropology and Design approaches. This design-for-aging course introduces students to engineering problem solving, beginning with understanding human needs and ending with implemented, adaptable, and sustainable solutions. The course draws equally on empathetic and ethnographic methods, and on a technical understanding of the problem and solution domains.
E4H faculty have created a Curriculum Resource and point of connection for educators interested in adapting material from the “Engineering for Humanity” course offered at Olin College of Engineering. This curriculum resource may be shared, used, and modified by other educators.