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  1. 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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