Mission 2006:Rainforest

Final Presentation

Mission 2006 (MIT subject 12.000 - Solving Complex Problems) Fall 2002

Final Presentation will take place in 34-101 starting at 7:15pm, and will be broadcast live over the internet on December 6th, 2002 starting at 7:30 pm. Please choose the speed of the connection below. The final presentation will remain on the web.

MIT freshmen taking 12.000 have worked this fall to design a mission to develop a way to characterize and monitor the well-being of one of the last true frontiers on Earth – the Amazon Basin rainforest – and devise a set of practical strategies to ensure its preservation. The students were divided into nine teams and have had the coaching of upperclassmen, the mentoring of MIT alumni/ae and experts from around US and Brazil, and the contact of MIT faculty.

Supported by the d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, this class is being taught by Professor Kip Hodges (geology - Course XII) as a part of an Institute-wide initiative to expand the horizons of freshman education.

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