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Research, internships, and projects at Olin.

kamankaman Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
edited December 2011 in Olin College
Can anyone talk about these subjects please?
Post edited by kaman on

Replies to: Research, internships, and projects at Olin.

  • crazyyakcrazyyak Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    I can at least give you a general overview.

    Research is very easy to set up at Olin. You can fill out a form and get approval for an independent study in practically anything you want to learn about. If you want to do more technical research, it is easy to attach yourself to a current project being done by a professor or design your own. Many people, including freshmen, get really involved in research here. Because we are an undergraduate institution, Olin students are working with professors to get all of our academic research done.

    Internships are pretty easy to get (for the summer; most people are too busy to have internships during the academic year). I got one in architecture after my freshman year with practically no experience. Even though our alumni network is not comprehensive yet, the post-graduate planning office works really hard to get us connections through parents and through meeting company representatives.

    A lot of your classes will have open-ended projects attached to them, especially in your first year. From there, it just sort of depends on what classes you take. Even the more traditional lab and lecture classes often have a project-based component. Many of these are devised by the professors, but if you want to do something completely different, they are open to you designing something new.

    Does that help? :)

    -Molly '09
  • mathwizmathwiz Registered User Posts: 2,355 Senior Member
    Crazyyak said it all. Olin not only promotes all that, it requires them, especially the projects.
  • colorado_momcolorado_mom Registered User Posts: 8,652 Senior Member
    GOOD NEWS (it's small change for most colleges, but nice to see)

    Olin College Receives $180,000 Grant from Luce Foundation to Fund Undergraduate Research for Women

    Through its Clare Boothe Luce Program, the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., of New York City, has made a grant of $180,000 to Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering to fund undergraduate research awards for up to 24 women students over a three-year period. The awards, which will begin in 2013, will provide stipends and other support to women students at Olin to pursue research with a faculty advisor. The recipients will be known as Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars.............
    Olin College : About Olin : Press Release
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