MIT’s Amy Glasmeier, Professor of Economic Geography and Regional Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and co-chair of the Energy Education Task Force, received a Distinguished Scholarship Honors from the Association of American Geographers (AAG) at the Association’s annual meeting on April 12, 2014. Glasmeier was among nine individuals who received recognition from the AAG for their contributions to the advancement or welfare of geography.

Glasmeier received the award for her insightful and data-rich insights into the geographies of economic development and planning, her research on patterns and trends in rural poverty in America, and her outstanding efforts to understand and inform public policy.  In particular, she was recognized for her outstanding contributions to Economic Geography, especially her work on rural economic development, poverty, and the geography of manufacturing.

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