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imageSenior Lecturer Bill Aulet, SF ’94

Over the past few months, several members of the MIT Sloan faculty were mentioned in the media for their academic accomplishments. Schussel Professor of Management Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ’91, was awarded research funding from Hewlett-Packard for work exploring mega-regions, the clustering of innovation and ideas into a small number of geographic areas. In October, the $100,000 Stephen A. Ross Prize in Financial Economics was established and named after Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics Stephen Ross.

Jay Forrester Professor of Management John Sterman, PhD ’82, was a grant recipient from the MIT Energy Initiative for projects addressing issues ranging from alternative energy to environmentally friendly materials. He will also serve on MIT's Environmental Research Council in order to elevate and expand the Institute's leadership in this area of study. Recently, Sterman released a study, that reveals that 84 percent of its subjects greatly underestimated the degree to which greenhouse gas emissions need to fall. Also raising awareness of more sustainable business practices, Senior Lecturer Bill Aulet, SF ’94, led a panel at the Forum on Energy Innovation held in Cambridge this past December. Outside of the classroom, a group of MIT-affiliated cyclists, including MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer John Reilly, raised money for climate change initiatives as they bicycled from New York to Washington.

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