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ESD Digest - March 2, 2012

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Bryan Reimer and Lisa D’Ambrosio of AgeLab will be included in segments of the documentary "Life Behind the Wheel: A Roadmap for Safety” sponsored by Toyota, premiering on the Discovery Channel on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8 AM/ ET. The program will repeat on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8 AM/ET. The documentary provides a comprehensive look at safe driving habits from generation to generation.


Read about the latest news from MIT BLOSSOMS in the February 2012 BLOSSOMS newsletter

In the Media

Ernest Moniz interviewed about fracking on The Emily Rooney Show: “Ask the Professor: Fracking and the Shale Gas Revolution” – The Emily Rooney Show – WGBH 89.7 – February 28, 2012

Olivier de Weck talks about the prospects for funding trips to Mars: “Trying to save missions to Mars” – Marketplace – American Public Media – February 27, 2012

Article on paper on model of human mobility co-authored by Marta González: “Researchers create first large-scale model of human mobility that incorporates human nature” – MIT News – February 27, 2012

David Hardt talks about the MEngM program: “They’re mastering manufacturing” – MIT News – March 1, 2012; Also picked up by Product Design & Development

Eric Klopfer mentioned in article on online gaming: “The pull of online gaming” – The Guardian – February 29, 2012

AgeLab coverage in New York Times blog; Bryan Reimer quoted: “For Older Drivers, Help With Parking” – The New York Times – The New Old Age blog – February 24, 2012

Coverage of start-up co-founded by LGO student Trevor Schwartz: “Line Genie offers club-goers a way to skip the line” – The Boston Globe – March 2, 2012

Jonathan Byrnes
quoted in an article in CFO Magazine: “The Seductive Promise of Big Data”
CFO Magazine – February 24, 2012
; Also, on Feb. 1, Byrnes delivered a keynote address to the Executive Summit of the National Association of Wholesalers, with more than 500 top executives in attendance. On Feb. 9, Byrnes gave a webcast on “Operating for Profit” offered by Modern Distribution Management.


Monday, March 5, 2012
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Distinguished Speaker Series
"Optimization and Operations at a Less-then-Truckload Carrier"
Sean Bumgarner, Director of Engineering at ABF Freight System, Inc.
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm (Lunch available at 11:30, talk starts at 12)
Location: E51-315

Monday, March 5, 2012
SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series
“Investigations of Platform Savings Reveal Systemic Management Challenges”
Bruce Cameron, PhD, Lecturer, MIT Engineering Systems Division
Time: 12-1pm

Monday, March 5, 2012
2012 Science, Technology and Policy Crossroads Symposium
Location: Science Center, Harvard University
Time: 2-6pm
Keynote Address: Rear Admiral Ali Khan, Director of Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention       
Panel Discussion: Jon Beckwith, Harvard Medical School; Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School; Dan Hastings, MIT Dean for Undergraduate Education; Eli Kintisch, MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow
Concurrent break-out sessions: informal discussions on different policy topics. Hosts include the Union of Concerned Scientists and MIT's Leading Technology Policy Initiative.
Reception: free food and drink; opportunity for interaction, conversation and networking

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
LAI Research Seminar: Alison Olechowski
Time: 4:15-5:30pm
Location: E38-615
Alison Olechowski presents Characteristics of Successful Risk Management in Product Development

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