(MIT subject 12.000 - Solving Complex Problems)
Final Presentation will take place in MIT building 32-123 - Kirsch Auditorium
in Stata Center, and will be broadcast live over the internet on December
2nd, 2004 starting at 7:00 pm. Please choose
the speed of the connection below. The final presentation
will remain on the web after the initial broadcast.
freshmen taking 12.000 have worked this fall to design a mission consisting
of three parts:
To develop a new preservation strategy for the Galapagos that builds
on the current management plan for the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos
Marine Reserve by designating the two as a "World Scientific Preserve"
that would be managed by an international commission and funded by a
2. To design and deploy a network of environmental sensors to support
a comprehensive program of ecosystem monitoring on the islands and surrounding
3. To design an idealized "village" for permanent residents
and visitors that would ensure the lowest possible human impact on island
The students were divided into two sections of five teams each 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.
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