Comets to the Core – Additional Resources

You should have received an email at the beginning of August with the names and contact information of your teammates. If you have trouble finding this information, please contact [email protected]. For the first three weeks, the project is intended to be strictly online, so you will communicate with your team via email, telephone, or some video communication platform (e.g., Skype, FaceTime, WebEx, etc.). For more information on using WebEx, please visit the Office of Information Technology website. Your team will be interdisciplinary, so you will likely have a representative from each of the eight schools. The goal is to use each of your team member’s unique skill sets to complete the project. Below are a few examples of potential contributions from students within the different schools:

  • Arts and Humanities (A&H)
    • Outline an effective communication strategy
    • Provide important historical perspective
  • Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC)
    • Design visual graphics for promoting solution (e.g., website, logo, etc.)
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS)
    • Determine what challenges/improvements may arise from human interference or error
  • Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Sciences (ECS)
    • Design a prototype
    • Build a website
  • Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS)
    • Identify methods for overcoming potential political issues
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
    • Devise a plan for educating stakeholders about your solution
    • Determine if there are any medical implications or health concerns that may worsen/improve after your solution is implemented
  • Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM)
    • Develop a budget
    • Design a marketing strategy
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM)
    • Identify the physical limitations of implementing your solution
    • Consider the biological and chemical properties that may relate to the solution

Supplemental Resources

Blue Gold Water Wars, by Sam Bozzo (2008)

The Last Drop: Confronting the possibility of a global catastrophe by Michael Spector (2006)