Olin believes that passions and exploration outside the classroom contributes to the overall enrichment of a college experience. Students’ passions come to life through interest-based clubs and organizations, ranging from highly structured engineering competition teams to international competitions to multi-year projects. Donors who wish to support student projects can give and choose the student project for the designation. Here are a few of the projects:
Olin Electric Motorsports - is Olin College’s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and Formula Hybrid competition team. Every year electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering students work together to design, build, and test a formula style prototype race-car.
Olin Baja – is Olin College’s team who builds and races off-road vehicles. Vehicles designed by the BAJA group are made to withstand the rugged terrain and difficult obstacles in a variety of environments at the annual SAE BAJA competition.
Olin Aquatic Robotic Systems, OARS – Olin College’s team who designs electrical systems and robotic software architecture to compete in a yearly global robotic sailing competition.
AERO – is Olin College’s team who focuses on all kinds of planes and drones, with interest this year being in quadcopters and the development of a visual navigation system. They design, build and fly unmanned aerial vehicles.