New seminar for 'Designing Sociotechnical Systems for a Complex World'

Professor Richard Larson

Seminar will focus on MIT BLOSSOMS history, current projects, and future work.

MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center invites you to the first spring seminar in its Occasional Distinguished Lecture Series, "Designing Sociotechnical Systems for a Complex World," on Thursday, March 13, from 4:15-5:30 p.m in E25-111. A reception will follow.

Richard Larson, the Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems and director of the Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals, will deliver a talk, "MIT BLOSSOMS: In-Class Learning of Math and Science in a Different Way."

MIT BLOSSOMS is a growing collection of freely available interactive video lessons for teachers to use in high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes. BLOSSOMS lessons emphasize the development of critical thinking skills, often in an entertaining way. They also seek to excite young people about STEM, show STEM’s relevance to the real world, and introduce the learner to different cultures to increase cultural awareness and appreciation.

This seminar will introduce BLOSSOMS and its history; highlight current projects in Malaysia, China, and Massachusetts; and discuss possible new work.

Topics: Special events and guest speakers, MIT BLOSSOMS


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