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  1. Robotics research and majors at Olin College of Engineering

    More and more colleges and universities are jumping on the robotics bandwagon, and Olin College of Engineering is doing its best to fight its way to the front. Olin, my alma mater, is a small undergraduate-only, innovative, young engineering school focused on project-based engineeering education, located near Boston, Massachusetts. And as several of the professors have realized, robotics projects are one of the best ways to provide hands-on design opportunities for mechanical, electrical, and software engineers alike. Olin has started up a thriving undergraduate research program in field and biomimetic …

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  2. MIT to be tuition-free for nearly a third of students

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced yesterday a far-reaching financial aid program that will make it possible for nearly a third of MIT undergraduate students to have their tuition charges completely covered. According to the program, which will take effect in the 2008-2009 academic year, MIT will be tuition-free for families earning less than US $75,000 a year. MIT will also provide grants to those students to cover expenses beyond tuition, helping them graduate free from loan debts. The MIT move follows a major financial aid plan announced by Harvard late last year. …

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  3. Engineering schools that tie theory and practice together retain more students

    Many at Olin College believe that innovative teaching is more than just replacing traditional lectures with hands-on projects. Rather, it is "about the method of presentation," reads a chart in a corridor in Olin's Academic Center. Engineering students can sometimes be miserable human beings. I know -- I was one of them. It goes like this: You start engineering school all excited to get your hands on some real engineering stuff ... only to be drowned in theory-heavy lecture after lecture after lecture. Not that there's anything wrong with calculus, linear algebra, electromagnetism -- those are beautiful …

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