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Remaking Engineering Education (Dean's Distinguished Lecture)
WhenWednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Please join Michael B. Bragg, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering, at the Dean's Distinguished Lecture.

From the Ground Up: Remaking Engineering Education
Presenter: Rick Miller,
President, Olin College of Engineering

Registration is free but space is limited.
RSVP by November 21 at
Reception follows.

Starting in the late 1980s, the National Science Foundation and engineering community at-large started calling for reform in engineering education. In order to serve the needs of the growing global economy, it was clear that engineers needed to have creativity, business and entrepreneurship skills, hands-on design experience and teamwork, and an understanding of the social, political and economic contexts of engineering.

In the mid-1990s, the F.W. Olin Foundation decided the best way to maximize its impact was to help create a college from scratch that can address these emerging needs – Olin College.

President Miller will talk about Olin’s innovative approach to educating engineers and lessons learned from educational experiments and hosting more than 2,500 faculty visitors from 830 universities and 55 countries since 2010. 

With a background in applied mechanics and current interests in innovation in higher education, Miller (a member of the NAE, NAI, and AAA&S) received the 2013 Gordon Prize from the NAE and the 2017 Brock International Prize in Education for his many contributions to the reinvention of engineering education in the 21st century.

Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room250
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsorsUW College of Engineering…
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