The mission of Olin College is to prepare students to become exemplary engineering innovators who recognize needs, design solutions and engage in creative enterprises for the good of the world. In order to achieve this goal, students at Olin College participate in a variety of projects, both individually and in groups.
Both AHS (arts, humanities, and social sciences) Capstone and E! (entrepreneurship) Capstone are optional projects that represent the culmination of a student’s arts, humanities, and social sciences experience or business and entrepreneurship experience, respectively. The Grand Challenge Scholars program is a “combined curricular and extra-curricular program ... designed to prepare students to be the generation that solves the grand challenges facing society in this century” according to the program’s website. At the end of their senior year, participating students create portfolios of the related work they completed during their time at Olin. Finally, in SCOPE, Olin seniors work in multidisciplinary teams of 5-7 students on challenging, full-year engineering projects for partnering corporate sponsors.
Click on any of the links below to see students’ work in these areas.