The fundamental concepts and problem solving approaches of chemical engineering are well-suited to meet the growing challenges of the 21st century. Inspiring the next generation of engineers to meet the challenges of the next century requires that the curriculum continuously evolve to develop student awareness of current issues, excite student interest in finding solutions to challenges that face their generation, and engage students in learning the required skills to solve these problems. Olin Hall provides state of the art teaching spaces for lectures, recitations, and interactive group activities to facilitate learning and acquiring these skills.
Lecture halls and recitations rooms are equipped with the latest technology, such as computer tablets and projector systems so professors can write on a computer screen that projects the content to the audience. Computer simulations, videos, and intricate diagrams can be easily integrated into the lecture and marked up using "electronic ink." Adjacent blackboards provide space for professors to add supplemental material and work out problems in detail.
Some professors also make use of i-clicker technology. This innovative polling system allows professors to collect real-time assessment of student learning during lectures and recitations. Students find the technology fun to use too: "Clickers kept us engaged during lectures, and the marked up lectures online were great studying tools!" - quote from an undergraduate student in Mass and Energy Balances.
Computer facilities are available for students use throughout the curriculum and during the senior design capstone project. Graduate students have a dedicated computer facility to carry out simulations and analysis related to their research and classroom projects.
For more information on classrooms and room reservations visit: https://registrar.cornell.edu/spaces/olin-hall-classrooms-and-auditoriums.