Wednesday, February 17, 2010

President of MIT addresses the Chamber

This morning, Dr. Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, addressed the Chamber’s Executive Forum.

As the leader of one of the world’s most renowned academic institutions, Dr. Hockfield spoke about the work being done at MIT – including the current research on solar energy storage and neuroscience. Dr. Hockfield also shared some impressive statistics that clearly relayed the innovation being generated by the institution, and the impact it has on both the global and regional economy. She noted that 25,800 new companies have been created by MIT alumni who are currently living, and that MIT consistently ranks number two in the national ranking of universities based on various parameters and measures of tech transfers. Dr. Hockfield concluded by saying that the way to overcome this economic crisis is to continue to boost the region’s talent pipeline and innovation – an area that MIT continues to be a leader in.

To view images from this event, click here. Press coverage can be found in the Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal.

The Chamber would like to thank Citibank for sponsoring this event.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to read thoughts on the school's president before Hockfield was chosen: