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Fall 2018 FFC for Schmid College of Science and Technology majors

» Science and Technology Majors - Grand Challenges in Science and Technology FFC

All undergraduate majors entering Schmid College of Science and Technology must fulfill their First-Year Foundations course requirement by participatin in an FFC 100 section titled Grand Challenges in Science and Technology. This course serves as the first part of the Grand Challenges Initiative, a program designed to engage students in team-based activities focused on solving the most pressing problems facing society. Interested students from outside of Schmid College of Science and Technology are encouraged to enroll, as all projects will engage in interdisciplinary approaches in order to find new and complelling soulutions.

Please contact Gregory Goldsmith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, and Director, Grand Challenges Initiative with inquiries regarding the Grand Challenges in Science and Technology FFC course.

Grand Challenges in Science and Technology

Can we predict critical medical conditions before they occur? How do we stem the loss of biodiverity? What is the role of artificial intelligence in creating a safer future? Solving these "grand challenges" will require breakthroughs that leverage innovative thinking across disciplines. In this course, small teams of students work together to understand a current challenge facing society, propose a potential solution, and effectively communicate what they have learned.

+ - Fall 2018 FFC sections, days and times listing

FFC 100-01 (TuTh 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.)

FFC 100-02 (TuTh 10 - 11:15 a.m.)

FFC 100-03 (TuTh 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

FFC 100-04 (TuTh 1 - 2:15 p.m.)

FFC 100-05 (TuTh 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)

FFC 100-06 (TuTh 4 - 5:15 p.m.)

FFC 100-07 (MoWe 1 - 2:15 p.m.)

FFC 100-08 (TuTh 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

FFC 100-09 (MoWe 2:30 -3:45 p.m.)

FFC 100-10 (MoWe 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)

FFC 100-11 (MoWe 4 - 5:15 p.m.)