Curriculum Highlights

At Olin, it’s not just about what students know, but what they do with that knowledge. Every student learns about software, electronics and mechanical systems, and has several chances to work with students from other majors on interdisciplinary projects.

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Video: ADE Senior Capstone

In Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship students design products and services alongside community members who are facing challenges that relate to poverty in developing and underserved parts of the world.

Slideshow: QEA Final Project #1

Quantitative Engineering Analysis is an experimental course where students learn and apply algebra, multivariable calculus and physics concepts to projects such as boat design and facial recognition algorithms.  

Scenes from Commencement 2019

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Amory Lovins is a world-renowned energy innovator and consultant on efficient and sustainable energy policy, and co-founder and chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute

A prolific author and sought-after speaker, Mr. Lovins is energy advisor to major firms and governments in more than 70 countries. He is especially known for his pioneering work in energy efficiency and as a designer of superefficient buildings, factories and vehicles. Time Magazine has named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and he is the recipient of many awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Design and World Technology awards.

If you would like to read Mr. Lovins' entire Commencement speech, please click here.