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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.

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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.



Events

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.
RSVP at http://bit.ly/AlQf4C
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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