Academic Inspiration

Olin College of Engineering faculty work with institutions across the globe to help them design contextual student-centered learning experiences. To find out more about these programs, custom workshops and week-long Summer Institute, visit Experience Olin.

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. 

 

Image
Two men talking about computation

Olin Learning Outcomes

Image
Two men talking about computation

Olin Learning Outcomes are designed to facilitate communication about Olin’s curriculum both inside and outside of the institution. The vision has been constructed through careful research and consideration into engineering practice and competencies necessary to approach emerging technical, environmental, and societal challenges in a global context.

Image
Woman at laptop talking to woman online

Inside Olin: Perspectives On Student-Centered Teaching & Learning

Image
Woman at laptop talking to woman online

A series of developmental sessions based on signature courses offered at Olin College of Engineering. Educators will experience the Olin approach to creating a course that puts students at the center of their learning experience. Each session features Olin faculty who will share their design process, project-based class activities and the pedagogies used in Olin courses.