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Solving Complex Problems

Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design.Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development ofc...

Start Date: Sep 01, 2003 Topics: Design, General Engineering, Education, Humanities
Cost: Free

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Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design.Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development ofcreative solution strategies. Beginning in 2000 as an educational experiment sponsored by MIT's Committee on the Undergraduate Program, and receiving major financial support from theAlex and Britt d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education, the subject is designed to enhance the first-semester freshman experience by helping students develop contexts for other subjects in the sciences and humanities, and by helping them to establish learning communities that include upperclassmen, faculty, MIT alumni, and professionals from many walks of life.In Fall 2003, students from the Class of 2007 were challenged with Mission 2007:

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  • Dates: Sep 01, 2003 to Dec 20, 2003
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Prof. Rafael Bras, Prof. Kip Hodges
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: Design, General Engineering, Education, Humanities

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About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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