Creating creative, collaborative, cohesive community

Mark Somerville, Ph.D., Special Advisor to the Provost, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics

 

"Olin is really a creative and collaborative community where PEOPLE FEEL THAT THEY ARE ENGAGED IN A COMMON ENDEAVOR—we recognize our differences, but we also work together and respect each other."

Check out this interview with Mark about "A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education" A book he co-authored alongside David Goldberg that explores the idea that trust is the key to unleashing young, courageous engineers; that engineers need to move from a narrow technical education to one that actively engages what Somerville and Goldberg call the “six minds”; that emotion and culture–not content, curriculum & pedagogy–are the crucial elements of change; and that all stakeholders can collaborate to disrupt the status quo. 

 Also check Mark's official faculty profile HERE.