Hello! My name is Jonah Spear and I’m currently a sophomore at Olin College of Engineering.
If you haven’t heard of it, Olin is a brand-spanking new engineering college, founded with the goal of transforming engineering education. Olin has pioneered the method of “project-based learning” where students learn concepts by doing significant group projects. In addition to that, Olin has only around 350 students and 3 majors, all of them Engineering.
I guess something must be working, as Olin consistently ranks among the top engineering colleges in the US (this year we were #3 for colleges that didn’t offer graduate programs) For me, Olin is the perfect school; I’ve made an air cannon that shoots pufferfish for 4th graders, a moving sculpture that looks like a butterfly flapping it’s wings, a simulation to determine the best place to put the cue ball when breaking in pool, and I’m only in my second year!
As for myself, my interests include:
- autonomous vehicles
- playing with legos
- self-driving cars
- playing and listening to music
- machine learning
- thinking what will happen when the robot overlords take control
- learning new programming languages
- arguing about programming paradigms
- and much more stuff that I probably can’t think of right now!
I love finding solutions to hard problems, learning new skills, and making peoples’ lives better. If you work at a place where you get to do these things, I’d love to hear from you!