“The goal is to share information and exchange knowledge, to show how students in different institutions perform, present and approach problems,” said Krakowiak. “Our students can see how students with different opportunities solve problems and the MIT students can see how students at a public university operate and problem solve.” Krakowiak is positive about the opportunities for joint learning. He came to UH from MIT in September.
_There will not be a single winner. Instead a winner is named from each school. So it’s less competition and more intercoastal cooperation. _
“We are working on the same project, but everyone will have a different approach,” said Krakowiak. He says MIT students might have a more entrepreneurial approach and UH students work very hard to tackle projects with a different perspective. Each will benefit from the exchange of ideas and intellect, he says.