Presenter: Eric Grimson, Chancellor
The former regional coordinator for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl—an academic competition for high school students— was only on the job for three years, but before his recent move to the VP for Finance area, he managed to expand the event to include 22 teams. His dedication extends to improving the national program as well as the one at MIT, in particular by reducing the large amount of paper used in the competition. The software program he jump-started will provide MIT with significant savings in both man hours and printing costs. And, since the software is now required at all the bowl sites, the nationwide impact is a savings of more than 500,000 sheets of paper each year. He also worked to develop a writeable pdf to streamline the program’s registration process, ensuring faster and more accurate data entry.
This Innovative Solutions Award goes to Jordan Lewis.