ESD brought together alumni, students and faculty on Friday, Sept. 16, for a celebration of ESD’s “first 100 doctors.” The first-ever ESD PhD Alumni Symposium, organized by a committee of current ESD PhD students, featured panels of alumni offering their perspectives on their diverse experiences in academia, industry or government—and the role that their education at ESD has played in the development of their careers. Read MIT News article (with photos) here. Videos of the day’s events will soon be made available on TechTV.
Richard Larson gave a public lecture to more than 300 students and staff of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math (BLOSSOMS), led by Larson, is developing a BLOSSOMS center at UTM. Read more here.
Professor of Technology and Policy Nicholas Ashford gave an invited talk on “Encouraging Innovation and the Deployment of Environmental Technologies: a Renewed Role for Government” at the Annual Public Forum of the World Trade Organization in Geneva on September 20th.
Members of the LAI-CI team working on the Post-Traumatic Stress Innovations: US Military Enterprise Analysis project briefed Gen. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and Gen. Dunford, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, at the Pentagon this week.
The September 2011 MIT Portugal newsletter is now available online.
In the Media
New model developed by John Williams and colleagues aims to help IT managers evaluate upgrades and reconfigurations without risking the stability of their networks: “Escaping legacy IT systems” – MIT News – September 20, 2011
MIT forum examines the role of manufacturing in rebuilding the economy; Forum co-sponsored by Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE):“American made?” – MIT News – September 16, 2011 (Professor Olivier de Weck serves as executive director for the MIT PIE study)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MIT CTL Global Leadership Lecture Series: The Future of Logistics and Trade
Location: Wong Auditorium, Tang Center (E51)
UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis speaks with Professor Yossi Sheffi in a candid and wide-ranging conversation about logistics, global commerce, and other timely issues. As a member of the President’s Export Council, Davis is one of the nation’s leading advocates for free and open global trade. He will talk about the rise of emerging economies and the weak U.S. economic recovery.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
LAI Research Seminar
Lean Culture at IBM
Time: 4:15pm – 5:30pm
See the ESD online calendar for additional event listings.