Class Info


Project-based seminar in which students formulate and answer questions about a material or object that interests and inspires them. Uses cutting-edge equipment to characterize the materials' structure in order to understand its role and functionality. Analyzes the lifecycle of the material to better understand the full use case. Culminates in the creation of a website, video, and final presentation in which students share the results of their research. Preference to freshmen; limited to 15.


This class has no prerequisites.

3.005 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by K. Van Vliet.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays in 4-251.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT Registrar's Office site or on the 3.005 Stellar site.