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The Olin Curriculum: Thinking Toward the Future
2005
  • Mark Somerville, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • David Anderson, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Hillary Berbeco, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • John Bourne, Sloan Consortium; Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Jill Crisman, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Diana Dabby, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Helen Donis-Keller, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Stephen Holt, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Sherra E. Kerns, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • David V. Kerns, Jr., Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Robert Martello, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Richard Miller, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Michael Moody, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Gill Pratt, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Joanne C. Pratt, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Christina Shea, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Stephen Schiffman, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Sarah Spence Adams, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Lynn Andrea Stein, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Jonathan Stolk, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Brian D. Storey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Burt S. Tilley, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Benjamin Vandiver, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Yevgeniya Zastavker, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
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Article
Publication Date
2-1-2005
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Abstract
In 1997, the F. W. Olin Foundation of New York established the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA, with the mission of creating an engineering school for the 21st century. Over the last five years, the college has transformed from an idea to a functioning entity that admitted its first freshman class in fall 2002. This paper describes the broad outlines of the Olin curriculum with some emphasis on the electrical and computer engineering degree. The curriculum incorporates the best practices from many other institutions as well as new ideas and approaches in an attempt to address the future of engineering education.
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© 2005 IEEE. This article was published in IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 48, Iss. 1, pages 198-205 and may be found here.

Citation Information
Mark Somerville, David Anderson, Hillary Berbeco, John Bourne, et al.. "The Olin Curriculum: Thinking Toward the Future" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_miller/2/