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April 26th 2015:Olin College: A Whole New Kind of Engineering Education

Every year hundreds of educators from around the globe make the journey to the new mecca of engineering education in Needham, MA to visit Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Find out why they go there and what they learn as host Dave Goldberg interviews Olin President and first employee Rick Miller to discuss how Olin got started, how it is different from traditional engineering programs, and how its graduates are doing. The conversation explores some of the obstacles to and opportunities for carrying Olin’s special kind of education to engineering and higher education more broadly and

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Richard K. Miller

Richard K. Miller was appointed President and first employee of Olin College of Engineering in 1999. He served as Dean of Engineering at the University of Iowa from 1992 through 1999 and spent the previous 17 years on the faculty of USC and UCSB. A member of the US National Academy of Engineering, he has been recognized with several awards, including the NAE Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education (with two Olin colleagues) and the Marlowe Award for administrative leadership from the American Society for Engineering Education. He earned his BS in engineering from UC Davis, MS from MIT, and PhD from Caltech.
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