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Awards and honors: Sept. 10, 2008

Roberts selected for world forum

Ed Roberts, the David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology and chairman of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, has been selected for the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Promoting Entrepreneurship, which includes "the most innovative and relevant leaders to capture the best knowledge on each key issue and integrate it into global collaboration and decision-making processes."

MIT Sloan professors named fellows

John Hauser, the Kirin Professor of Marketing, and Institute Professor John Little, were elected as inaugural Fellows of the INFORMS Society of Marketing Science at the 30th Annual Marketing Science Conference in Vancouver, BC. The 10 Fellows Awards were given in recognition of significant, long-term contributions in research, education, and service to the Society of Marketing Science's efforts to improve the understanding and practice of marketing.

Students juggle their way to win

Jacob Sharpe '11 and Nate Sharpe '09 won first place in the International Juggling Association Teams Competition with their duo Diabolo routine. The brothers, well known around MIT for bringing in the gold at various talent shows across campus, broke away from their summer commitments to make time for the competition.

Architectural team takes first in London

SODA, a team of architects at MIT, in collaboration with SPArc at the MIT Design Laboratory, won first prize of the International Architectural Competition "London 2008" organized by Arquitectum in collaboration with the Architectural Association of London. The competition "Adaptable Architecture Gallery" called for a mobile design for an architecture gallery, floating and itinerating through the Thames River in London.

Two students win Dan David Prizes

James Saenz, a graduate student in the Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and Nicholas Buchanan, a graduate student in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, were named recipients of the Dan David Prize for young scholars. Saenz won for his work on "Developing a Molecular Proxy for Marine Cyanobacteria"; Buchanan's worked focused on "Negotiating Nature: Expertise and Environment Along the Klamath River."

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 10, 2008 (download PDF).

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