Top 10: The year in MIT Sloan news

A novel Bitcoin experiment, financial engineering to cure cancer, and a new fellowship drew attention in 2014

December 3, 2014

In 2014, MIT Sloan celebrated a century of management education at MIT. Here are 10 stories of invention and ingenuity at the school today.

1. A student group prepared to give $100 in Bitcoin—the controversial digital currency—to every MIT undergraduate.

2. Finance professor Andrew Lo applied a hedge fund approach to increasing investment in drug development.

3. MIT Sloan announced the creation of the Zamir Telecom fellowship for MBAs.

4. At MBA convocation, 400 graduates reflected on their futures and their responsibilities.

5. Alejandro Resnik, MBA ’13, launched Beepi to take the risk out of buying a used car.

6. The MIT Sloan MBA program drew the highest percentage of women in school history.

7. Faculty members studying work and employment examined the New England Market Basket protests to extract lessons for leaders and managers.

8. A satellite propulsion system and a company promoting a gluten-free grain shared honors at MIT Sloan Women in Management’s first-ever pitch competition.

9. The 2014 Siebel Scholars were honored, along with winners of the McKinsey Awards and the McGowan Award.

10. Research from Phech Colatat, PhD ’14, showed that organizational “imprinting” may account for variations in autism diagnosis among clinics.