About BOWAbout BOW
The Babson/Olin/Wellesley Three College Collaboration is a joint effort among Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges.
The goals of the collaboration are to:
- Expand educational opportunities for students
- Develop interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and problem solving
- Facilitate faculty research and teaching projects across campuses
- Share best practices and collaborating in administrative functions
The vision behind the Three College Collaboration is to provide our students with the creative and collaborative skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking needed to function successfully today and into the future. The global challenges of our time, which will define the world our graduates enter, are complex and inherently interdisciplinary, and require teamwork. Because of the distinctive strengths of each of the institutions involved and the leadership commitment from the three presidents, we are well poised to address these issues from varying perspectives and to engage students in cross-disciplinary and collaborative ways. The new collaboration moves beyond the activities of most consortia by taking advantage of the schools’ complementary curricula to create innovative approaches to student learning and problem solving and to provide all students with the tools to work across disciplines.
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BOW DigestBOW Digest
BOW publishes a monthly digest to keep people informed of what is going on across the three campuses. Have an event or exciting opportunity you would like publicized in the digest? Please email Jamie Engle at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to your event.
BOW Professional StaffBOW Professional Staff
The BOW Staff is comprised of the Faculty Steering Committee, the BOW Program Coordinator, and the Student Ambassadors. Together, they seek to fulfill the mission of the Collaboration.
BOW Faculty Steering Committee
The Joint Faculty Steering Committee is the driving force of the Collaboration. The overall charge of the Committee is to broaden and deepen interest among the community in the Collaboration. The Committee has a high level of autonomy to experiment and innovate. Each committee member serves as the point person on each campus for communication and dialogue about the Collaboration.
This year’s Faculty Steering Committee members are:
Rick Cleary, Babson College
Professor Rick Cleary is a statistician and mathematician with research and consulting interests in a variety of fields including sports, biomechanics, and statistical approaches to fraud detection and audit risk. Prior to coming to Babson College in 2013, Professor Cleary taught at St. Michaels College in Vermont, Cornell University, Bentley University, and Harvard University. He has held many leadership positions in the Mathematical Association of America, including six years on the Executive Committee as Associate Treasurer and a term as chair of the Joint Data Committee. He is currently on the Nominations Committee and the Polya lecturer selection committee. Professor Cleary enjoys working with mathematics teachers at all levels to improve statistics education and he gives frequent talks and workshops on ways to encourage statistical thinking. He is active in the Wellesley community as a youth sports coach and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Little League.
Jean Huang, Olin College
Dr. Jean Huang joins Olin from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Microbiology. She received a Ph.D. in biology from the California Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in Biology from Wellesley College. Dr. Huang has also studied the microbial world at the Marine Biological laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, first as a student and then as a teaching assistant for the Microbial Diversity Summer Course. Dr. Huang is recipient of a teaching award from Caltech, and she was a US EPA STAR predoctoral fellow. She has also been a faculty collaborator for the DOE-JGI Undergraduate Genome Annotation Program and a participant of the NSF/ASM Biology Scholars Program. Dr. Huang is enthusiastic about studying the diversity and physiology of photosynthetic bacteria and about applying bacterial metabolic capabilities towards solving environmental challenges.
Franklyn Turbak, Wellesley College
Professor Turbak is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Wellesley College. He started at Wellesley in 1995 after receiving his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from MIT. His passion is the study of programs and programming languages, which is at the heart of both his teaching and research. His interests include the design, analysis, and implementation of expressive programming languages, graphical representations of programs, and the visualization of computational processes. He is the co-author of the textbook Design Concepts in Programming Languages.
BOW Program Coordinator
Jamie joined the BOW Collaboration in 2018. She has a bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master's of Education in Higher Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She spent much of her career prior to this role in Student Affairs at Tufts and is excited to join this collaboration and work with faculty, students, and staff from all three institutions.
BOW Student AmbassadorsBOW Student Ambassadors
BOW Student Ambassadors
The BOW Student Ambassadors are elected student leaders from each BOW campus. The Ambassadors serve as an enabling group to initiate, support, and promote interaction and cooperation among the institutions and their students. The Ambassadors can submit proposals to the BOW Program Coordinator and/or the BOW Faculty Steering Committee with recommendations for improved cooperation.
The Ambassadors are committed to:
- Encouraging students to make full use of the opportunities and resources of all campuses.
- Serving as liaisons for BOW student logistical challenges and communicating student needs as they arise (e.g. transportation, funding, and cross-registration).
- Holding BOW student meetings to identify student needs and concerns and to develop events that encourage BOW student interaction.
- Assisting in the advertisement of BOW events and activities.
- Meeting regularly as a group and with BOW Administration.
Current Student Ambassadors
Julia Lin is a sophomore from Moraga, California studying business at Babson College. She plans to pursue concentrations in Operations and Strategic Management. On-campus, she is a Peer Mentor, a senator in Babson Student Government, and a member of Sigma Kappa. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, making desserts, and trying new restaurants in Boston.
Shreya Chowdhary is a current sophomore at Olin studying Engineering with a concentration in Computing and a special focus in computing for social good and responsible engineering. When she isn’t building things or organizing fun events with the other BOW ambassadors, she can be found analyzing all kinds of movies (from rom coms to documentaries), baking (or consuming baked goods), or exploring the Boston area.
Audrea Huang is a sophomore at Wellesley majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. Apart from academia, she loves helping out in her community, whether through tutoring or organizing events to bring people together. Her artistic interests lie in music (playing piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, and singing with the Wellesley Chamber Singers), dance, design, and photography. In her free time, Audrea can usually be found napping, snacking on granola, pondering on the space-time continuum, or doing puzzles with friends.
Past Student Ambassadors
|2018-2019||Eric Li||Anusha Datar||Audrea Huang|
|2017-2018||Aiswarya Arul||Kim Winter||Hannah Kwak|
|2016-2017||My-Linh DeBonis||Sara Ballantyne||Kathryn Hansen|
|Spring 2016||Danielle Cataldo||Maggie Jakus||Katelyn Campbell|
|Fall 2015||Christina Xiao||Maggie Jakus||Katelyn Campbell|
|Spring 2015||Arjun Rajesh||Ian Hill||Kathryn Tran|