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Newswise: Mentoring Award Named for Olin College President-designate Dr. Gilda Barabino
Released: 27-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Mentoring Award Named for Olin College President-designate Dr. Gilda Barabino
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

A newly created mentoring award has been named for Dr. Gilda Barabino, Olin’s President-designate.

Newswise: Olin College of Engineering Names Dr. Gilda Barabino as Its Second President
Released: 26-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Olin College of Engineering Names Dr. Gilda Barabino as Its Second President
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Dr. Gilda Barabino has been named the next president of Olin College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Barabino’s unanimous selection by the Olin College Board of Trustees comes after a comprehensive search that drew interest from around the world.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 1:35 PM EST
Olin College President Richard K. Miller Named Jerome C. Hunsaker Visiting Professor of Aerospace Systems at MIT
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College President Richard K. Miller, who will step down from his position on June 30, 2020, after 21 years, will serve as the Jerome C. Hunsaker Visiting Professor of Aerospace Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the 2020-21 academic year.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 3:00 PM EST
Clare Boothe Luce Program Awards Grant to Olin College
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program has awarded $192,000 to support undergraduate research at Olin College. The award, which will be spread over three years, will go toward establishing a CBL Research Scholars Program under which up to 24 students will have the opportunity to do paid research in the fields of science, engineering or mathematics over the summer months.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
Olin College Named 2020 Best Value College by Princeton Review
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College is included in Princeton Review’s just released Best Value Colleges for 2020. In addition to the overall listing, Princeton Review also named Olin as #2 for best classroom experience, #5 for best schools for internships, #14 for best career services and #18 for best financial aid.

Newswise: Jeannie Diefenderfer Named to Olin College’s Board of Trustees
Released: 7-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
Jeannie Diefenderfer Named to Olin College’s Board of Trustees
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Jeannie H. Diefenderfer has been named to Olin College’s Board of Trustees. During her 28-year career at Verizon Communications, Diefenderfer led both technical and operational organizations in a range of roles, including Senior Vice President of Global Engineering & Planning, Chief Procurement Officer and SVP of Enterprise Customer Care.

Newswise: Former Finance Executive Bruce Herring Named to Olin’s Board of Trustees
Released: 7-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
Former Finance Executive Bruce Herring Named to Olin’s Board of Trustees
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering welcomes Bruce Herring to the Board of Trustees. Herring is a former senior executive at Fidelity Investments and his career in investment management and advising spans over 30 years. He is currently a member of the Olin College investment committee.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
Diana Dabby Wins ASEE Best Paper Award
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Diana Dabby, music program director and associate professor of electrical engineering and music, recently won a 2019 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Best Paper award for “The Engineers’ Orchestra: a Conductorless Orchestra for Developing 21st Century Professional Skills.” The recognition includes an invitation to attend and present the paper at the ASEE National Conference in Montreal from June 21-24, 2020.

Newswise: Harvard President Larry Bacow will be Olin College’s 2020 Commencement Speaker
Released: 7-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST
Harvard President Larry Bacow will be Olin College’s 2020 Commencement Speaker
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow will be the speaker at Olin College’s fifteenth commencement on May 17, 2020.

Newswise: Olin College Awarded Grant to Expand Public Interest Work
Released: 30-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Olin College Awarded Grant to Expand Public Interest Work
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College received a grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) to expand its work in public interest technology. With the funds from the grant, Olin will launch a student-led Public Interest Technology Clinic named PInT. The work of the clinic will include: supporting students to work with outside stakeholders on PIT projects, providing summer fellowships for students to pursue in-depth PIT work within partner organizations and communities; and convening a series of events and conversations about engineering, policy, and society, and the responsibility of engineers.

Newswise: Olin College Announces the Senior Capstone in Engineering Program (SCOPE) Projects For 2019-2020
Released: 23-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Olin College Announces the Senior Capstone in Engineering Program (SCOPE) Projects For 2019-2020
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The 2019-2020 Senior Capstone in Engineering (SCOPE) program officially got underway in September. Fourteen corporate partners have signed on to sponsor SCOPE teams made up of Olin seniors. It is SCOPE’s fifteenth year. The sponsors include: Amazon Robotics, Arthur G. Russell, Boeing, Boston Scientific, CUAHSI, Ford Motor, GE Healthcare, Microsoft, Pfizer, Santos Family Foundation, Sonos, Toyota, Valve Corp and Watts Water Technologies.

Newswise: Olin College Professor Awarded NASA Grant
Released: 23-Oct-2019 3:55 PM EDT
Olin College Professor Awarded NASA Grant
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Assistant Professor of Computational Physics and Planetary Science Carrie Nugent has been awarded a three-year grant from NASA to detect asteroids in archival data. This work will be in collaboration with Dr. James “Gerbs” Bauer at the University of Maryland.

Newswise: Olin College Named to Top College Value Lists
Released: 29-Jul-2019 9:40 AM EDT
Olin College Named to Top College Value Lists
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

in College of Engineering has been designated a top 10 national “Best Buy” college by Fiske Guide to Colleges. The list covers 20 private and public colleges and universities nationwide that are noted for their academic offerings and affordable cost. Olin is one of only two New England colleges named in the list.

Newswise: Olin College President Rick Miller Plans to Step Down
Released: 11-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Olin College President Rick Miller Plans to Step Down
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin’s longtime president and first employee, Richard K. Miller, is stepping down from his role on June 30, 2020, after 21 years leading the unique engineering college. A national search for his replacement is currently underway.

Newswise: Olin College Professor Carrie Nugent Awarded Carl Sagan Medal
Released: 30-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Olin College Professor Carrie Nugent Awarded Carl Sagan Medal
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Carrie Nugent Ph.D., assistant professor of computational physics and planetary science, has been awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science. The prize is awarded annually by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Newswise: Olin College Holds 14th Commencement
Released: 22-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Olin College Holds 14th Commencement
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering held its 14th Commencement on Sunday, May 19. Seventy-eight graduates received bachelor’s degrees during the ceremonies, which were held under a big tent on the college’s campus in Needham.

Newswise: Olin Student Awarded Goldwater Scholarship
Released: 22-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Olin Student Awarded Goldwater Scholarship
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Cassandra Overney ’21 has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Overney is among just 496 undergraduates nationwide to be named Goldwater Scholars in 2019. She was chosen from a field of over 5,000 applicants and 1,200 nominees from 443 academic institutions.

Newswise: The Olin Conductorless Orchestra to Perform an Ann Schaffner Concert May 10
Released: 29-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
The Olin Conductorless Orchestra to Perform an Ann Schaffner Concert May 10
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Olin Conductorless Orchestra (OCO) will perform works by Mozart, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Arturo Marquez, as well as a medley from Pirates of the Caribbean, at Olin College on Friday, May 10, at 1:30pm.

Newswise: Storying Ourselves Takes the Stage
Released: 17-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Storying Ourselves Takes the Stage
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

On April 25 and 26 at 7PM in the Black Box Theater at Babson College’s Sorenson Center for the Arts, students pursuing studies in engineering and business will take the stage and perform ten original autobiographical solo plays. Over two nights these students will immerse themselves in one of the oldest art forms, solo performance which has deep historical roots in America and beyond. The performances are the capstone of a semester-long course “Constructing and Performing the Self” co-taught by Babson College English Professor Beth Wynstra and Olin College Psychology Professor Jonathan Adler.

Newswise: Olin College Joins Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
Released: 11-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Olin College Joins Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College joins, as a founding member, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. In total over 40 colleges, universities and research institutions have joined the initial launch.

Newswise: Olin College Names Beth Kramer Vice President for Advancement
Released: 11-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Olin College Names Beth Kramer Vice President for Advancement
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Beth Kramer has been named Vice President for Advancement at Olin College of Engineering. Kramer will be a key part of the leadership team supporting Olin College as it continues to receive recognition for its role in leading change in engineering education.

Newswise: Olin College Joins Public Interest Technology Universities Network as Charter Member
Released: 11-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Olin College Joins Public Interest Technology Universities Network as Charter Member
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College has joined the Public Interest Technology Universities Network (PIT-UN) as a charter member. The PIT-UN is a partnership of 21 colleges and universities across the United States who have come together to educate a new generation of students to more effectively design, build and govern new technologies in ways that advance the public interest.

Newswise: Sara Hendren Named Inaugural Anne Mcniff Tatlock Fellow in Multidisciplinary Studies at Vassar College
Released: 27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Sara Hendren Named Inaugural Anne Mcniff Tatlock Fellow in Multidisciplinary Studies at Vassar College
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Sara Hendren an artist, designer and researcher in residence at Olin College has been named the inaugural Anne McNiff Tatlock Fellow in multidisciplinary studies at Vassar College. The flexible residency is designed to help strengthen and deepen the engagement of faculty within Vassar’s multidisciplinary programs.

Newswise: Olin College Once Again Named a Top Fulbright Student Producer
Released: 12-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Olin College Once Again Named a Top Fulbright Student Producer
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has once again placed Olin College of Engineering on its list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students. Olin’s status as a top Fulbright student producer for 2018-2019 is in the special focus four-year institutions category and was announced online in the February 11 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Newswise: Olin College Named 2019 Princeton Review Best Value College
Released: 12-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Olin College Named 2019 Princeton Review Best Value College
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College is included in Princeton Review’s just released 2019 Best Value Colleges. In addition to the overall listing, Princeton Review also named Olin as #2 for best internships and #23 for financial aid.

Newswise: Olin College Announces Call for Participation in Tenth Session of the Collaboratory Summer Institute
Released: 16-Jan-2019 10:15 AM EST
Olin College Announces Call for Participation in Tenth Session of the Collaboratory Summer Institute
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

In June 2019, Olin College will host the tenth session of the Collaboratory Summer Institute: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences. This weeklong interactive workshop provides institutional teams of educators with the opportunity to conceive and catalyze change in their classrooms and their institutions. Summer Institute (SI) is specifically for teams of faculty, staff and administrators interested in working together on an existing or new educational innovation project.

Newswise: Renowned Energy Scientist Amory Lovins will be Olin College's Commencement Speaker
Released: 11-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Renowned Energy Scientist Amory Lovins will be Olin College's Commencement Speaker
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Amory B. Lovins, co-founder and chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute and a world-renowned energy innovator and consultant, will be the featured speaker at Olin College’s fourteenth Commencement exercises on May 19.

Newswise: Olin College Student Team Finalists in Disney Imagineering Contest
Released: 11-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Olin College Student Team Finalists in Disney Imagineering Contest
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin students Eric Miller, Miranda McMillen and Benjamin Ziemann have been named finalists in the 28th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition.

Newswise: Siddhartan Govindasamy Leading Innovative Workshop at JK Lakshmipat University
Released: 11-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Siddhartan Govindasamy Leading Innovative Workshop at JK Lakshmipat University
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Siddhartan Govindasamy, together with colleagues from JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) in Jaipur, India, is running an innovative workshop focused on experiential and project-based learning.

Newswise: Lynn Andrea Stein Named 2018 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery
Released: 8-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
Lynn Andrea Stein Named 2018 Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Lynn Andrea Stein a 2018 Distinguished Member. Stein was recognized for educational innovations, including her work as one of Olin’s founding faculty members and her leadership of what is now Olin’s Collaboratory. Stein’s contributions are grounded in her scholarship on the philosophical foundations of computing and its applications.

Released: 12-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Olin Ranked #3 in Latest US News Rankings Amid Growing Recognition
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

An MIT study released in the spring named Olin, along with MIT, as the top leaders globally in engineering education, even as more and more top programs are acknowledging Olin’s influence in their curricular reforms. The Princeton Review recently named Olin a top college in the nation in the 2019 edition of its college guide, The Best 384 colleges, recognizing Olin for the high quality of its faculty and classroom experience. And Business Insider recently placed Olin #3 among the “50 Smartest Colleges in America,” sharing top rankings with such institutions as CalTech, MIT, Yale and Harvard.

Newswise: Olin College Named one of Nation's Top Colleges by Princeton Review
Released: 17-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Olin College Named one of Nation's Top Colleges by Princeton Review
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College has been named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s top colleges, and recognized among the top institutions in academic rigor and student satisfaction.

Newswise: Olin College Professor Selected to Participate in NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Released: 17-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Olin College Professor Selected to Participate in NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jeff Dusek is one of eighty-four engineers selected to participate in National Academy of Engineering’s 24th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Released: 2-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Olin Receives $400,000 Gift for Exploring Innovation in Engineering Education
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin Receives $400,000 Gift for Exploring Innovation in Engineering Education

Newswise: Olin and Emerson Colleges Collaborate on Remaking Education Event
Released: 22-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Olin and Emerson Colleges Collaborate on Remaking Education Event
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin and Emerson Colleges have joined forces to produce a groundbreaking one-day event—Remaking Education—designed to raise awareness of the need for change in education, and to inspire action among leaders in education, business, and the non-profit world. T

Released: 20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Influx of New Faculty Join Olin College of Engineering
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College announces nine new faculty will join the College over the next two years.

Released: 20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
East Boston Launching Novel Neighborhood-scale Air Quality Monitoring Network
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College and Aerodyne plan to install eight to twelve ARISense instruments around East Boston, at a fraction of the cost of a single EPA monitoring site.

Released: 20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Hendren Awarded Arts Culture Grant
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Sara Hendren, an artist, designer and researcher-in-residence at Olin College has been awarded an Artist Fellowship in non-fiction writing from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Released: 20-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
MIT Study Names Olin College World Leader in Engineering Education
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

A new MIT study has named Olin College of Engineering, along with MIT, as the top leaders in engineering education globally.

Released: 20-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Olin Names Mimi Onuoha First "Creative-in-Reference" as Part of Initiative to Better Integrate Arts and Humanities with STEM Education
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Brooklyn-based artist and researcher Mimi Onuoha has been named the first “Creative-in-Reference” at Olin College, a position established as part of a multi-step $900,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designed to better integrate the arts and humanities within a STEM education.

Released: 20-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Sara Hendren Named 2018 Carey Institute Fellow
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Carey Institute for Global Good has named Sara Hendren a Logan Nonfiction Program Fellow. Hendren is a designer and researcher in residence at Olin College and is writing a book about the unexpected places where disability is at the heart of design, to be published by Riverhead Books

Newswise: Olin College Professor Awarded One of First NSF Grants to Enhance STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Released: 16-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
Olin College Professor Awarded One of First NSF Grants to Enhance STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The National Science Foundation awarded Olin College Assistant Professor of Systems Design and Engineering Dr. Alexandra Coso Strong a collaborative grant to co-create a series of traveling workshops.

Newswise: Olin College Team Takes Home Prize in
Released: 16-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST
Olin College Team Takes Home Prize in "Arc Tank" Competition
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering students was awarded for their efforts in developing a wheelchair attachment to streamline the ability for one to complete routine tasks.

Newswise: Sara Hendren Named 2018 New America Fellow
Released: 5-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Sara Hendren Named 2018 New America Fellow
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Assistant Professor of Design Sara Hendren has been named a 2018 Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America.

Newswise: Olin's Senior Capstone in Engineering Program (SCOPE) Kicks Off 2017-2018 with a Diverse and Challenging Range of Projects
Released: 20-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Olin's Senior Capstone in Engineering Program (SCOPE) Kicks Off 2017-2018 with a Diverse and Challenging Range of Projects
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin's 2017-2018 Senior Capstone in Engineering (SCOPE) program officially gets underway in September. Fourteen corporate partners have signed on this year to sponsor SCOPE teams made up of Olin seniors.

Newswise: Olin Maintains its Number Three Position in 2018 U.S. News Rankings
Released: 14-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Olin Maintains its Number Three Position in 2018 U.S. News Rankings
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Olin College of Engineering number three in the nation among undergraduate engineering institutions.

Released: 10-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Olin Professor Sara Hendren Receives 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Assistant Professor of Design Sara Hendren is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Scholar 2017 grant.

Released: 1-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Olin College of Engineering’s Stephen Hannabury Named Distinguished Business Officer of the Year by National Association of College and University Business Officers
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Hannabury is currently the Executive Vice President at Olin College of Engineering and was one of the founding leaders of the college.

Released: 1-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
The Mellon Foundation Supports Major Initiative at Olin College of Engineering to Better Integrate STEM Education with Arts and Humanities
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

$900,000 to support new model of “artist-in-reference,” an “Arts + Action” student fellowship and an immersive faculty professional development experience


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