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Building Technology Seminar

Prerequisites: 
Permission of instructor
Required of: 
SMArchS, SMBT, PhD BT

The Building Technology Seminar introduces the research process and supports he development of a research agenda for incoming students in the program. This seminar s organized around readings, building analyses, and student and faculty presentations. Topics of the seminar are drawn from a range of ongoing research interests, including hermal comfort, building systems analysis and control, building energy and materials, structural analysis and design, and urban systems and dynamics.

The seminar offers an opportunity for students to understand the landscape for research in building technologies while developing their own interests and research agenda in a methodical manner. The seminar also offers the opportunity for incoming students to become familiar with the nature of building technology research in the Department of Architecture at MIT including aspects of the overall process, pacing, Logistics, collaborative opportunities etc. Specific aspects of the research process ncluding the development of a research question, the identification and alignment with a research community, and thought process and logistics involved in preparing and publishing a peer reviewed scientific document. In addition, the communication of your nterests, your research statement and intended results will be addressed and evaluated. Oral communication in particular will be a focus of the seminar.

Learning Objectives
The course aims to help incoming Building Technology students to:

  • Start developing a research agenda for their time at MIT
  • Develop a relationship with the other members of the BT community
  • Apply Building Technology research methods to an architectural space
  • Practice presenting your work to a scientific audience
  • Understand the mechanics and inner workings of scientific publishing

 

 

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