Science in the Cafe | 24 August 2011

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Science Centre Singapore

cordially invite you to
A Special Dialogue
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 at 7:00pm
to be held at
Science Centre Singapore
Mr Rodney Garcia
Director of MBA Admissions

The MIT Factor
Art & Science of Multi-disciplinary Leadership at Sloan

Please see below for more information.
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Attendance of this event is free of charge.
However, regular Science Centre admission charges apply
for all non-members and IM/AM members.
S$9 per adult ; S$6 per senior ; S$5 per child (3-16 years)
Pre-registration is required for ALL attendees.
Reservations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis due to limited seating.
Please make your reservations by directly replying to this Announcement,
with the following required information:
Name, Number Attending, Membership Link Number (if any).
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We will only retain your names & e-mail address(es) so that we may inform you of future Science Centre events & activities. No other information will be recorded. Please tell us if you wish to have your e-mail address(es) removed from our list. Thank you.

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The MIT Factor – Art & Science of Multi-disciplinary Leadership at Sloan

MIT has a history of more than 95 years of cultivating principled, innovative leaders who had made the world a better place for humanity, and who generated ideas that advanced management practices. MIT Sloan has taken this leadership to a new dimension with their pioneering experiential learning labs – by approaching business problems with a scientific mindset and a rigorous approach to seeking data and designing intelligent experiments that lead to informed decisions. These leadership building methodologies are being replicated across US and the world.

Mr Rod Garcia will share this “MIT factor” with you.

Mr Rodney Garcia

is the senior director of MBA Admissions for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management since 1999. Since joining the MIT Sloan School in 1988, he has served on various committees of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), including the Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT) Advisory Group that launched the computer-adaptive GMAT in 1997. During his leadership as the director at the school, MIT Sloan became the first school to introduce and adopt online (web-based) applications, an industry standard. He currently oversees the recruitment, selection and enrolment of students for the MBA, Master of Finance and MS (Management Science) programmes.

Prior to joining MIT, Rod was assistant to the director of admissions at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. He was originally from the Philippines, where he studied psychology and management. His interests include foreign languages, sailing and foreign travel.

The United In Diversity

UID is a not-for-profit organization established with leaders from business, government and civil society who recognize an urgent need for action to save their nation’s democratic government and economic and social well-being.

Our mission is to serve as an educational platform and to act as a catalyst for trust-building and cooperation among business, the public sector and civil society through a learning process for the betterment of the country, whilst managing challenges and opportunities of globalization.

For programs that UID Academy organised, please view &

We hope that you have found the many Science Centre activities and events prepared specifically with you and your children in mind, useful learning experiences. We appreciate and encourage your continued participation by signing up for Science Centre membership.

Thank you.


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