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The Structure of Mission 2010
Solving Complex Problems (12.000) meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 4 pm. Depending on the nature of each day's class, the meeting may take place in a standard lecture hall with fixed seating (56-114), a room with tables and chairs that can be moved (16-160) or in a small classroom that is assigned to members of your team.

Class meets in 16-160 or in 56-114 - to be decided by the staff.
Final Presentation (LIVE webcast) of the students in 12.000 is on Tuesday, Dec. 5
WHERE: Stata Center Bldg. 32-123
WHEN: 7pm - 10pm

Doors will close and the live webcast will start at 7pm. To watch the presentation LIVE, please visit the following links:
High Speed connection : http://web.mit.edu/webcast/mission2010/mit-mission2010-32-123-05dec2006-220k.ram
Or, Medium (56K): http://web.mit.edu/webcast/mission2010/mit-mission2010-32-123-05dec2006-56k.ram

Please note that the free version of RealPlayer version 8 or later is
all that is needed to view the webcast. If prospective viewers need
help with RealPlayer, you may include this help link:

The website developed by the students in Mission 2010 with the work that embodies the whole semester will be posted on the day of the final presentation : http://web.mit.edu/12.000/www/m2010/.

Because the location changes so frequently you must familiarize yourself with the locations of these classrooms. Also, you should check this website before each class to make sure that you know where to go. Attendance at all classes is mandatory and not knowing where you are supposed to go is not an excuse.

Learn your team
After the second class meeting on September 8th, students in Mission 2010 will be divided into nine teams, each of which will be responsible for doing background research on one aspect of the final problem and for proposing prelininary components of the final solution. Once you know your team assignment, you will need to consult the Community page, Student link, in order to know where your team will meet each week.

Meeting Structure
Other than the initial Introductory meeting, there are five different meeting types: Information Sessions, Case Study Sessions, Team Meetings, Coordination Meetings, and Freeform Sessions.
  1. Information Sessions are special meetings of the entire class to learn about research techniques, teamwork strategies, and presentation skills.
  2. Case Study Sessions provide an opportunity for the class to discuss various aspects of Hurricane Katrina and how the lessons learned from the disaster can help shape the final Mission 2010 results
  3. Team Meetings are weekly opportunities for teams to meet to "brainstorm" in independent work sessions.
  4. Coordination Meetings are whole-section meetings designed to enable the coordination of team-design strategies in advance of the final section solutions.
  5. Freeform Sessions are formal meetings of special-interest groups that develop as the semester progresses.