Three Creative Techniques for Solving Open-Ended Challenges

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Virtual Event

Apply creative techniques and win prizes! In this virtual workshop (IAP, not for credit) open to MIT undergraduate students of all majors, you will practice and apply three creative techniques for solving open-ended challenges in any field. All participants will tackle the same challenge and generate creative ideas for solving it.

Following the ideation activity, participants will vote anonymously on the best idea generated by each technique. Participants with the top scoring idea for each technique will each receive $60 in TechCash.

The workshop will be conducted by two experts on thinking skills in science and engineering education: Dr. Rea Lavi, Lecturer and Curriculum Designer for the NEET undergraduate program at MIT School of Engineering, and Dr. Deniz Marti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Learning Incubator at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

You do not need to register to the workshop, just join via zoom (MIT Touchstone login):

To receive a calendar invite to the event and an email reminder 24hrs before the event, click here.

At the end of the workshop, Dr. Lavi will briefly introduce his new spring course, open to all majors, where first-year students and sophomores will practice and apply a wide variety of problem-solving methods and techniques to real-world challenges in climate and sustainability. You can view the course syllabus here.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Drs. Rea Lavi and Deniz Marti

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