The IAP '96 Preview

IAP provides a chance to expand your horizons, to pursue ideas and interests in depth or to take on new projects. In this Preview, you will find a sample of credit and non-credit activities offered over IAP in 1996. The complete catalog of IAP offerings will be published and available when students pick up their registration materials on December 4.

The Preview is a convenient way to locate activities that interest you and start your game plan for January.

IAP is open to the entire MIT Community. For most activities you just need to show up on the day and time of the event. Employees should clear participation with their supervisors when it conflicts with their normal work schedules. Some activities may require preregistration. Simply follow the directions given in the descriptions.

As you make your game plan, consider organizing an activity yourself. Creating an activity is easy, and allows you to share your talents, knowledge and enthusiasm with others during IAP. For help, contact the IAP Student Board at, one of the coordinators listed on the back page, or the IAP office in 7-103. If you have an idea for a credit activity, propose it to an appropriate faculty member. See page 15 for directions and a form for including an activity in the full IAP Guide. Remember, the deadline for submitting your activity for the Guide is Friday, October 27 at 5:00 pm.

IAP is free, except for the occasional activity that has a stated fee, usually to cover the cost of materials. For students, there are no added dormitory or tuition costs.

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Aeronautics and Astronautics
Brain and Cognitive Studies
Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Experimental Study Group
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Health, Science and Technology
Sloan School of Management
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Music and Theater Arts
Nuclear Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Political Science
Urban Studies and Planning
Women's Studies
Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies
Admissions Office
Campus Police
Center for Materials Science and Engineering
Center for Transportation Studies
Edgerton Center
Lincoln Labs
MIT-Japan Program
Operations Research Center
Physical Plant
Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs
Wallace Observatory

Athletics and Fitness
Computer Languages and Applications
Computers - General
Film, Photography, and Television
MIT Programs and Services
Multicultural Activities
Visual Arts
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