President Hockfield stresses innovation in NGA speech

July 21, 2011

During MIT President Susan Hockfield's keynote address at the annual meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA), she cited Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang and A123 as an example of MIT's culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. The NGA — composed of the governors of the 50 U.S. states, three territories and two commonwealths — is a public-policy organization that, since 1908, has represented the interests of states on Capitol Hill and shared best practices among governors. The 103rd annual meeting, held July 15-17, has as its focus “states’ role in supporting education, fostering innovation and increasing competitiveness.” 

Read the full text of the speech at the MIT News Office.

 

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