Mission 2010: Can we Fix New Orleans?
MIT subject 12.000 - Solving Complex Problems Fall 2006
Time: Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 6:45 pm
Doors will be sealed at 7pm
Place: Stata Center, building 32 room 123.
If you can't attend in person, you can view the webcast live on the Internet, but you will first need to choose the speed of your Internet connection: 220k - broadband or 56k - dialup access.
Once you've done that you can watch the students' presentation live on December 5th, starting at 7pm - the links will be active about 5 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. If you are new to using Real Player, visit MIT's Real Player Help
Student Web Site
The students developed a website that embodies the whole semester and we hope that you will take the time to view it.
More about 12.000
Solving Complex Problems (12.000) is designed to provide students the opportunity to work as part of a team to propose solutions to a complex problem that requires an interdisciplinary approach. For the students of the Class of 2010, 12.000 revolved around the issues associated with the long-term future of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Students in 12.000 are responsible for developing and articulating their plan during the 1.5 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 Samuel Bowring (EAPS) and Rafael Bras (CEE). Learn more about the the course, visit Mission 2010: Can We Save New Orleans? The students were divided into 8 teams and have had the coaching of upperclassmen, the mentoring of MIT alumni/ae and experts from around US and abroad, and contact with MIT faculty.
Supported by the d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, this class is part of an Institute-wide initiative to expand the horizons of freshman education.