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|President’s Point of View
Be prepared for a famous quote and an old cliché. That’s right it’s that time again, time for the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Newsletter.
Now for the famous quote I promised. Thomas Edison is quoted with saying:
“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work”.
So ok, I’ve buried the lead…Being a member of the Chesapeake Chapter offers a multitude of opportunities for our members.
Sure you have our monthly dinner lectures held every 3rd Wednesday between January and November at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory which provide the opportunity for networking, fellowship and to hear great lectures. There are also our Saturday workshops and tutorials which offer the opportunity to increase your knowledge of important and emerging Systems Engineering topics such as Agile and Model-Based Systems Engineering.
I also want to tell you about other opportunities…the ones that are “dressed in overalls”.
It’s often said that when opportunity knocks you have to answer it.
Okay I got the cliché out of the way. But on a serious note we need volunteers and that’s just a fact.
You all have the opportunity to help us remain the best chapter in the world.
If this has compelled you to take advantage of these great opportunities or you just want to share your thoughts with me please feel free to contact me by email email@example.com
Also be sure to visit www.incose-cc.org and check out all of the great events we have planned over the next few months. Notably the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Symposium we are co-hosting with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on March 29th. The keynote will be Sam Seymour, Director of Systems Engineering, JHU/APL and 2013 winner of the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Carol Hutchinson Systems Engineer of the Year Award.
Erik DeVito – INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter President
Presentation: The most famous systems, the ones with revolutionary effect, were developed against a background of fairly similar systems. Moreover, the reasons for their great success were often not fully anticipated by their designers. In this talk we will examine several particularly famous systems whose architectural histories are well enough known to extract major lessons. The two major systems to be considered will be the DC-3 and the Global Positioning System, although we’ll also relate the lessons to several other famous successes. The most important lessons are:
Bio: Dr. Mark W. Maier is an author and practitioner of systems architecting, the art and science of creating complex systems. He is co-author, with Dr. Eberhardt Rechtin, of The Art of Systems Architecting, Third Edition, CRC Press, the mostly widely used textbook on systems architecting. He has also authored more than 50 papers on systems engineering, architecting, and sensor analysis. Since 1998 he has been employed by The Aerospace Corporation, a non-profit corporation that operates a Federally Funded Research and Development Center with oversight responsibility for the U.S. National Security Space Program, where he holds the position of Distinguished Engineer.
Go to www.incose-cc.org/registration/ to register
Symposium Theme: “Model-Based Systems Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities”
Continental Breakfast and Catered Lunch will be provided
Cost:$50 Registration and Payment via the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter website (www.incose-cc.org/registration)
Date and Time: March 29th, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Building 200 Main Auditorium, JHU/APL Main Campus, Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, Maryland
Presentation: This presentation addresses the three most common causes of large system failures. Those causes are that the systems architecture (1) is not designed to support scalability, (2) does not support incremental performance testing, and (3) increases complexity in system applications by failing to isolate them from the specific characteristics of external systems. We will discuss:
Bio: Mr. Taylor is an experienced systems architect who has designed many large, complex systems in highly diverse domains, including banking systems, the GPS ground system, the 2000 and 2010 Decennial Censuses, and Classified Intelligence Systems. He has made numerous presentations on systems architecting at international conferences and has published several articles on systems architecting in trade journals. Mr. Taylor presently works for Evolver Inc. in Reston, Virginia and is also an Adjunct Professor for the UMBC College of Engineering and Information Technology, where he teaches Systems Architecture and Design.
Go to www.incose-cc.org/registration/ to register
Volunteer Opportunity:The annual Anne Arundel County Science & Engineering fair is scheduled for the morning of Saturday March 8th at North County HS.
INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter has, in the past, provided judging at this event. We would like again offer our expertise by becoming a Judge at this event. Last year we gave out three Certificates with small monetary gifts.
It is very rewarding to see the breadth of projects covering many science, technology, engineering, and math areas of interest, and to be able motivate students to continue studying in these fields.
If anyone is interested in supporting this event, please contact Don Gantzer, 410-956-1562, or firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone knows of similar technical activities that we might be able to support in our efforts to enhance knowledge and rewards of those pursuing future SE type careers,
This is the monthly newsletter for INCOSE Chesapeake, a local chapter of INCOSE International. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a forum for professionals practicing the art and science of Systems Engineering in the Northern & Central Maryland & Southern Pennsylvania area.
The Chesapeake Chapter is always looking for volunteers to speak at our upcoming meetings! Please contact our 2014 Programs Director, Dr. Alex Pavlak, if you would like the opportunity to speak or can recommend someone.
The Chesapeake Chapter of INCOSE is proud to recognize the following organizations for sponsoring our endeavors to expanding the understanding and appreciation of Systems Engineering in the local area:
This Newsletter is to serve our members and is open to all for contributions. Do you have an interesting idea for an article? A review of a new book related to engineering? Let us know. We’d love to hear about. It may wind up in a future issue of our Newsletter.
|Keep up with the latest news and events. Find out about our new Board of Directors. Explore our extensive library of previous lectures from our Monthly Dinner Meetings. Learn of the Benefits of Joining INCOSE. Check out Systems Engineering education in the local area. All this and more awaits you at our INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter Website.
For any comments or suggestions about this newsletter please e-mail our President, Erik R. DeVito or our Communications Director, Oren Eisner. We value your feedback.
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