Olin College’s application process stresses teamwork Engineering school tests applicants’ ability to collaborate under pressure ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF Applicants to Olin had to construct a foam-and-paper tower that would hold a 2-pound weight but fall over in a breeze. JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF Mariko Thorbecke worked on her team’s entry. JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF Diego Guerrero helped design his team’s entry. JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF Geoffrey Pleiss gave them instructions while riding a bike. JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF With time running out to assemble the entry, one team worked on a table in front of hung student artwork.