The Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM) and System Design and Managment (SDM) graduate programs have announced awards to affiliated students and faculty members.
LFM is a two year dual-degree program in which students earn an MBA or SM from the Sloan School of Management and an SM from the School of Engineering. SDM is a 24-month distance learning or 13-month on-campus program for experienced engineers who earn an SM in engineering and management.
The Harrison Smith Award went to Micah Samuels, an LFM student from Pittsburgh. Graduating LFM students Jeff Goldberg of Framingham, MA and Sara Metcalf of Jacksonville, IL were named Siebel Scholars. Graduating LFM students Alison Page of Westhope, ND and Yoel Roznitsky of Fairlawn, NJ were semifinalists in the $50K Entrepreneurship Competition.
LFM Visiting Professor Shoji Shiba of Tokyo received the Sloan Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Paul Carlile received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Graduate Student Council. Thomas J. Allen, the Howard W. Johnson Professor at Sloan, received an honorary doctorate from Linkoping University in Sweden. Sara Beckman, an LFM visiting professor and senior lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, received the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Steven Graves, co-director of LFM-SDM, was elected chair of the faculty for 2001-02.
Winners of the Carnegie Mellon University Operations Case Study Competition were graduating LFM student Grace Webber of Oxford, England (Operations Club copresident) and Sloan School graduate students Ed Park of Pleasanton, CA Jennifer Bratton of Sarasota, FL and Timothy Tien of Atlanta.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 6, 2001.