Mission 2009: Coping with Tsunamis
12.000 - Solving Complex Problems
Final Presentation in 12.000 - Solving Complex Problems (Mission
2009) will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1st, in MIT Bldg.
34-101 starting at 6:45pm. Doors will close and the live
webcast will start at 7pm.
Please choose the speed of the connection below.
The final presentation will remain on the web after the initial
Students taking this
course focused on strategies for coping with tsunamis in developing
countries of the Pacific Ocean basin. The 26 December, 2004, tsunami
in the Indian Ocean has focused worldwide attention on the necessity
of tsunami preparedness. Perhaps the single most devastating tsunami
in recorded history, last year's event claimed upwards of 250,000
lives, destroyed the homes of millions of people in twelve nations,
and caused damage that has or will cost in excess of $10 billion
to repair. Students in 12.000 will be responsible for developing
and articulating their plan during the 1 hour presentation in
front of panel of experts, followed by question and answer session,
from the panelists and the audience. The course is being taught
by Prof. Kip Hodges (EAPS) and Prof. Rafael Bras (Civil and Environmental
Engineering). Learn more about the the course, visit 12.000
- Mission2009: Tsunami. This course is a required subject
for freshmen in the Terrascope program ( http://web.mit.edu/terrascope
The 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.
The website developed
by the students in Mission 2009 with the work that embodies the
whole semester is:
LIVE! - Watch the students' presentation live on December 1st,
starting at 7pm - the links will be active about 10 minutes prior
to the actual presentation and about 3 hours after they will be
available for viewing again. You will need Real Player for viewing.
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