Study finds the bulk of shoes’ carbon footprint comes from manufacturing processes.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering will host Jon Hirschtick (SB '83, SM) as its Distinguished Alumnus on Wednesday, Dec. 10, when he will give a lecture entitled "Zero to $300 Million in Three Years: Philosophies for Fast-Track Entrepreneurship" in the Bechtel Lecture Hall (Rm 1-390) from 4-5 pm.
Mr. Hirschtick is CEO of SolidWorks Corp., a mechanical design software company he founded in 1993. He began his career in 1981 as part of the MIT internship program, working at Computervision as a software engineer developing mechanical applications in the areas of finite element modeling and mass property calculation.
In 1987, Mr. Hirschtick also founded the Premise, Inc. a developer of Windows-native mechanical engineering software. The firm was acquired by Compu-tervision in 1991.
The lecture is part of an annual two-day program to bring mechanical engineering alumni/ae together with students and faculty at MIT. It is free and open to the public.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 26, 1997.