2007: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
MIT subject 12.000 - Solving Complex Problems) Fall 2003
Final Presentation will take place in MIT building 34-101, and
will be broadcast live over the internet on December 4th, 2003 starting
Please choose the speed of the connection below. The final presentation
remain on the web after the initial broadcast.
freshmen taking 12.000 have worked this fall to design a mission consisting
of two parts:
to design the most "environmentally correct" strategy
for oil exploration and extraction in the ANWR ecosystem;
2) to perform a cost-benefit analysis in order to evaluate whether
or not the hydrocarbon resources that might be extracted from
beneath ANWR are worth the
environmental damage that might result from the process.
students were divided into ten teams and have had the coaching of upperclassmen,
the mentoring of MIT alumni/ae and experts from around US and abroad,
and the contact of MIT faculty.
by the d'Arbeloff
Fund for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, this class
is being taught by Professor
Kip Hodges (Geology - Course XII) and Professor Rafael Bras
(Civil and Environmental Engineering - Course I) as a part of an Institute-wide
initiative to expand the horizons of freshman education.