WPI to host DynamiQuest 2019

February 15, 2019

 

WPI System Dynamics department in collaboration with the Creative Learning Exchance present the annual showcase simulation: DynamiQueST! Students (Grades 7-12) will participate in the simulation and utilize critical thinking tools to analyze strategies and communicate their ideas. Expert teachers will facilitate the World Climate simulation. Teachers and parents are invited to attend. NO experience needed! World Climate is an interactive simulation created at MIT and used internationally to simulate world climate negotiations. At DynamiQueST, middle and high school students will work in teams representing regions from across the globe and negotiate commitments that will reduce the impact of climate change. By employing current science and computer modeling, students will see the long-term effects of their team's policies in real-time. The system dynamics model, C-Roads, that is the basis for this simulation is being used in worldwide climate negotiations.

What Are The Goals Of DynamiQueST?

• Experience the World Climate Simulation, based on a system dynamics model, and used around the world to understand the issues surrounding climate change

• Apply practical critical thinking tools to a realworld problem

• See student projects that apply critical thinking using systems thinking and system dynamics (ST/SD)

• Meet students from other communities